Indigenous Business Month runs from October 1st – 31st each year.
This year, the theme of Indigenous Business Month is to ‘invigorate, build, maintain.’ It is organised by MURRA, which is an Indigenous Business Program at the University of Melbourne. The course is designed for Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals to teach tools to grow their businesses and develop economic opportunities in their communities.
“We want kids to see that their future lies not just in arts and sport. Business also requires creativity and provides a path to community growth and individual aspirations.” – Program Director Dr Michelle Evans
At Many Rivers, we support people to ‘start, stay and thrive’ in business. We are excited to continue to support Indigenous businesses and communities to grow.
Did you know that 39% of our clients who open their own businesses are Indigenous? And 100% of the communities we help in our Community Economic Development Program are Indigenous communities.
This October, we will be celebrating our Indigenous clients in alignment with MURRA’s Indigenous Business month. We will be sharing Indigenous clients’ business journeys and highlighting their business wins.
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Listen to David, who runs his own barber shop in Yamba NSW, talk about his business journey.
MURRA is named after the word for “fish net” in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Melbourne. It represents a gathering of Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals who are joined by a common purpose to develop business opportunities for the benefit of their communities. Visit their website to find out more about the program.
Check out some of our client stories here.
We would love to encourage more people to take the first step towards kick starting their small businesses idea.
Do you want to make your small business dreams a reality? We’re here to support you the whole way.