Aboriginal business engagement programs can improve community outcomes
Economic independence through entrepreneurial activities and business ventures has been established as a sustainable development mechanism with Indigenous Australians.
Aboriginal business owners with strong enterprise and entrepreneurial skills are more likely succeed and create jobs within the communities they live. There is diversity across Aboriginal clients, synonymous to the diversity amongst the non-Aboriginal population. Our approach when working with communities is thus adaptive to each individual’s personality type. This enables us to deliver tailored services in an appropriate and effective manner. We work with Aboriginal people and clients every day, at our office, externally, and place-based. Our engagement includes regular consulting sessions, project coordination, educating on available programs and projects that can benefit their businesses and individual needs (grants and funding, contract opportunities, workshops and training sessions).
Working with communities is largely about understanding the people and their concerns. We run projects with communities that focus on developing new and improving existing Aboriginally owned businesses to boost local economies. Our approach is to run programs that are adaptive, using constant feedback from community leaders and key people to ensure we are developing programs that will actually be used and have real impacts, long-term positive impacts for the people living in the areas we operate.
- Increase the number of Indigenously owned businesses
- Improve existing Indigenous businesses
- Create new job opportunities
Defining the scope and targets for projects.
Communicating effectively with people, and determining what needs to change.
Where we deliver. This is where we get involved with people, and implement solutions.
Having accountabilities for each of our targets, and adapting processes to achieve them.
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If you would like to find out more about our work with communities or how you can get involved, please contact us to discuss.