The latest round of Indigenous Business Australia grant recipients.
The latest round of Indigenous Business Australia grant recipients.

Dream help

INDIGENOUS Business Australia hopes to help more Aboriginal people get into business in Coffs Harbour.

Aboriginal entrepreneurs who have viable business ideas are urged to try to turn their dreams into reality.

To help them get there three one-day business workshops will be held on the Mid North Coast.

IBA chair Dr Dawn Casey said: "Many Indigenous Australians have created successful businesses out of things they are passionate about, but commercially viable businesses need more than passion to make them a success."

Before taking the exciting, but often risky, leap into business ownership, entrepreneurs need to fully investigate their ideas and learn what it takes to run business," Dr Casey said.

"The better developed your research, vocational and management skills are, the greater your likelihood of success."

At the workshops participants work with a business specialist to learn how to thoroughly research their idea to determine whether it is commercially viable, and what is required to manage a business on a day-to-day basis.

The Coffs Harbour workshop will be on July 11.



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