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.
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
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
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