It’s an exciting time to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Owned business; The recent federal, state and local Indigenous Procurement Policy changes have unraveled previously unattainable contract opportunities. New South Wales continues to provide a desirable geographical location for many corporate headquarters, establishing it’s mark as a hub for Indigenous economic activity.
In 2016 the NSWICC created the Indigenous Business Accelerator Program to ensure those with the aspirations to take their enterprise to the next level will have the tools and mentors to achieve it. Drawing on international Supplier Diversity best practice, we will lift the lid on procurement practices and unlock your competitive edge to approach, pitch and respond to large corporate and government buying organisations.
We know it’s often hard to pull yourself away from the day to day activities required to run your business, so we have spread the classroom requirement over 5 months. During this time participants will cover modules on: Business Readiness, Buyer Risk Management, Product to Market Fit, Digital Disruption, Partner Governance & Pitching to Win.
Programs and courses can be great, but it’s when you’re back in your business that the rubber really hits the road. So to assist you with staying on track we will provide you with a further 5 months expert mentoring and success coaching.
Hear from our Class of 2017
CEO, NSWICC & Chair, FACCI
Deb is a proud Kamilaroi woman, entrepreneur and leader in the Indigenous business sector. With over 20 years experience coaching and mentoring hundreds of businesses from micro to macro levels, Debbie possesses a robust, multi-industry toolkit of strategies that foster rapid growth – even in the most variable market conditions.
President, Okwaho Equal Source
Awarded entrepreneur, market disruptor & global leader in supplier diversity. Luke offers a unique view into the world of the buyer, breaking down what makes large buying organisations tick and how to adopt market leading strategies to win more business.
NSWICC Sydney Business Hub & Incubator
2/27 Cope Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses that meet the criteria listed below are encouraged to apply: