Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Indigenous Business Month

Indigenous Business Month

2 October, 2019 –

October is also Indigenous Business Month – a national initiative of the Murra Alumni, to promote the variety and depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses nationally and to provide an Indigenous business voice to the national conversation.

To find out about events happening around the state as part of Indigenous Business Month visit www.indigenousbusinessmonth.com.au

The Palaszczuk Government promotes and supports Indigenous businesses through a range of initiatives:

Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy (QIPP)

QIPP is a whole-of-government framework to increase procurement with Indigenous businesses to be three per cent of the value of government procurement contracts by 2022.

Under QIPP, if an Indigenous business is at least fifty per cent owned by Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, they will have an increased capacity to successfully tender for Queensland Government contracts.

Download the fact sheet [PDF] to find out more.

Black Business Finder

Indigenous businesses can register on the Black Business Finder, an online business directory which links Indigenous Business with supply chains for major projects.

To register or search the database visit http://www.bbf.org.au

Enterprise Development

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) has a range of services to help businesses to identify development needs, link them to suitable services and programs, and provide information on procurement opportunities.

To find out more visit www.datsip.qld.gov.au/programs-initiatives/enterprise-development

Business Queensland

Start up businesses can find information about setting up a business, business and legal structures, licensing and registration requirements, and available grants on the Business Queensland website – www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business

The Business Queensland website also has links to useful contacts and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses – www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/support/support-indigenous/indigenous-contacts

Mentoring for Growth

This service links eligible businesses to business experts who give advice on challenges and opportunities being experienced by the business.

To find our more or to register visit www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/growing-business/business-mentoring/mentoring-growth/register-business