Indigenous Small Business Month in Bamaga

October is Indigenous Business Month, a nation-wide event held that shines a light on the growing number of successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses delivering high-quality, value for money products and services across all sectors in Queensland.

TNQ Drought Hub was invited to attend the Indigenous Small Business Month celebrations in Bamaga, held in partnership with the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training and the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

Hub Sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enterprise program coordinator Jennifer McHugh said, “It’s invaluable attending events like this so the hub can learn about the opportunities and challenges directly from remote communities in the Cape and Torres Strait.

“It’s important for us to support initiatives that build capacity in communities and provide opportunities to extend networks that help strengthen these already resilient communities.”

In attendance were Indigenous small business owners, Bamaga Enterprise, Council, Department, Education and Ergon Representatives, Busy at Work and Local Buy. Attendees were able to connect, learn and network with business experts and be involved in a panel discussion around business development and supports.

Some of the Small Business Event participants
Panel session