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Indigenous hub for Redfern-Waterloo - 31.10.2005

National Indigenous Times Issue 92 reports on Indigenous Enterprise Hub at the RWA's office.
NSW: The Redfern-Waterloo Authority (RWA) has established an Indigenous Enterprise Hub at the RWA’s Redfern office to provide business support to the Aboriginal community. The RWA has planned a business development strategy with four elements:

• Aboriginal Enterprise Service that operates out of and utilises the Authority’s office in Redfern. A business consultant located at the RWA provides information on business start-up and business development. Aboriginal people benefit from a one to one approach with an experienced business advisor who can provide strategic business information and guidance. Making the service accessible locally will provide greater support to the indigenous business community.

• Four enterprise workshops will be delivered annually, focusing on key business topics. These workshops will enhance the business skills of existing enterprises - as well as inform Aboriginal people who are considering developing enterprises - about business planning and financing.

• An Aboriginal Youth Business Program is proposed to be delivered in 2006 for youth from Alexandria Park Community School. This program will be used to show Aboriginal youth how they can create job opportunities for themselves and others to enable them to contribute to the economic development of the Aboriginal community.

• The Indigenous Enterprise Hub will also link private sector companies to Aboriginal businesses and support the growth of Aboriginal enterprises.