The 2021 theme for Indigenous Business Month is ‘Powering the Indigenous Economy.’ This recognises the entrepreneurial and innovative power of Indigenous businesses across Australia. It is an opportunity to celebrate the wins of the Indigenous business sector and its unabating power.
Indigenous Business Month is organised by MURRA, an Indigenous Business Program at the University of Melbourne, and occurs annually each October.
“We want kids to see that their future lies not just in arts and sport. The business also requires creativity and provides a path to community growth and individual aspirations.” – Dr Michelle Evans, MURRA Program Director.
Each October, Many Rivers takes this opportunity to celebrate the wins of some of our unique and innovative Indigenous small business owners and recognise the ripple impact they are creating for their families, their communities and the Indigenous business sector.
In honour of Indigenous Business Month, we will be showcasing a Many Rivers supported small business owner each day. If you’re looking to support Indigenous Businesses and #buylocal, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to see what our Indigenous clients have achieved.
Did you know that 38% of the Many Rivers supported small business owners are Indigenous and 100% of the communities Many Rivers supports in their CED program are Indigenous?
Read our client stories to hear some of the wins by Many Rivers supported Indigenous small businesses.
Meet the Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council
Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council (TLALC) represents the interests and aspirations of the Gomeroi people. They have called Toomelah and Boggabilla home for a very long time. Located in Northern NSW on the QLD border, Toomelah was established as a mission reserve in 1938. TLALC took ownership of the reserve in 1984. Hear from the community as they share their experience of working with Many Rivers.
Many Rivers acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as custodians of traditional land and waters of Australia. We acknowledge and pay respect to them, their cultures and Elders past and present.
We love to encourage more people to take the first step towards kick-starting their small businesses ideas. If you have a business idea, please take the Small Business Self Assessment and see if we are right for you.
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