Welcome to Country is inspired to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to increase employment and economic outcomes. The tourism sector and the experience sector more broadly present an opportunity to deliver on this purpose and met a growing demand for First Nations’ experiences. Designed as a central ‘market-place’ it provides a platform for communities to access and tap into travellers. For travellers it provides a trusted source of high quality experiences.
First Australians Capital is proud to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the board - Carly Mohamed and Shane Hamilton. They join Leah Armstrong, Jocelyn King, Jane Pound and Clive Ringler as members of the First Australians Capital board as the organisation moves into an exciting growth period. Both Carly and Shane bring
Allen Roberts, First Australians Capital's previous Head of Economic Development, has secured a place to complete his MBA at Oxford University. A proud Yorta Yorta man, Allen has been instrumental in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business across Australia to access finance in order to scale. Allen started working with First Australians Capital as a
Bruce Pascoe, a teacher, academic and farmer from the Bunurong and Yuin peoples, had a vision of mobilising people around Australia to take a part in growing a new business ecosystem around farming traditional foods. First Australians Capital supported his vision, helping start Bruce's business, Black Duck Foods.
The Cultural Intelligence Project are poised to launch 'Make It Happen HQ' in Broome, WA. Not just another co-working space, this is a positively charged, innovatively geared, entrepreneur's innovation hub and think tank space that empowers people to act on their entrepreneurial dreams. The Cultural Intelligence Project are an FAC Indigenous partner organisation.
Sobah an exciting Brisbane-based start-up is now serving alcohol-free botanical drinks in all Queensland bars. Proudly Aboriginal owned and led, Sobah is Australia's first non-alcoholic craft beer company run by husband-wife team Clinton and Lozen Schultz. We're based on beautiful Yugambeh country known as the Gold Coast, Queensland. Sobah is a place with sun and surf where a fresh, crisp drink can be enjoyed without the headache.
Ngali, a Melbourne-based fashion house run by Wiradjuri founder and designer, Denni Francisco has just been shortlisted for the Fashion Design Award through the prestigious National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2020!
So you have decided to start a small business, what a great idea! Not only will you find this financially rewarding and emotionally empowering, you will also be adding to the overall wealth of the community through employment and education. There are a number of benefits that flow through to communities when people start their own small business.