This project is delivered through the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt Inc ‘Noongar Enterprise Development Support’ projects and funded through the Australian Government Department of Social Services ‘Inclusive Communities’ grant.
The role of the MYP is to combine the assets, skills and opportunities of a community in developing community and individual entrepreneurship. A key component of this is the proactive identification of opportunity, the engagement with individual families and the development of forward pathways involving education, mentorship, connection with markets and existing advisor programs that can support the success and longevity of Aboriginal entrepreneurs.
The business support consultant for the Ballardong and Yued region is Robert Miles. It is Robert’s role to encourage and support social enterprise and small Aboriginal business, this will also provide a mechanism for the delivery of other funded programs into the Wheatbelt. Ultimately a focus in this area is expected to generate services that will create a supportive environment for Aboriginal business, increasing economic activity and employment.
Through the MYP and the creation of social enterprises to act as incubation hubs, aimed at stimulating and assisting with the development of micro enterprise, it is expected to improve confidence, experience and commercial knowledge within the community and individuals.
The emphasis on this project is SUPPORT, where we support you one on one to develop the skills to start your own small business. We give you our time, experience and skills. This also includes information resources, contacts to other support opportunities and when you are ready to start we will help to apply for any funding that may be suitable and/or available for your business.
This project is to work with you on your path to set up a small business and as part of business culture in the real economy, we are not able to pay you to take part in this project. Unfortunately this also means we are unable to pay for travel, fuel, accommodation, internet data, telephone plans or equipment etc.
Should this make it difficult for you to take part in this program, please talk to Robert. We will not be able to pay but we may be able to arrange car-pooling, travelling to your location or downloading of information required for the project when meeting with Robert. Should you need assistance to access Centrelink, Robert may also be able to help by working through the process with you as part of learning skills.
This project is delivered through the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt Inc ‘Noongar Enterprise Development Support’ project and
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.