October is Indigenous Business Month

October is Indigenous Business Month

Did you know that October is Indigenous Business Month? It’s a fantastic initiative that celebrates Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs. This year's theme is: 'To Gather, Together'.

Indigenous Business Month was established in 2015 and has since become an annual event celebrated every October. This year marks its 8th anniversary, and it's incredible to see how much it has grown and the impact it has made over the years. The month-long celebration is not just about recognising Indigenous businesses but also about understanding the rich history, culture, and traditions that these businesses bring to the table.

The main aim of Indigenous Business Month is to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Indigenous entrepreneurs. It's a time to share stories, learn from one another, and most importantly, support Indigenous-owned businesses. Whether it's attending events, participating in workshops, or simply buying from an Indigenous-owned shop, there are numerous ways you can get involved and show your support.

One of the highlights of the month is the awards ceremony, which recognises outstanding Indigenous businesses that have made significant contributions to their communities and the broader Australian economy. These awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Moreover, if you're keen to host an event or want to learn more about the various activities taking place during the month, the Indigenous Business Month website is a treasure trove of resources. From hosting guidelines to a list of 2023 events, it's got everything you need to immerse yourself in the celebrations.

Indigenous Business Month is more than just a celebration; it's a movement. It's about recognising the immense value that Indigenous businesses bring to our community and ensuring they get the recognition and support they deserve. So, let's come together and support our Indigenous entrepreneurs this October!

Want to learn more about how you can get involved in Indigenous Business Month? Head to their website and check out events happening near you, stay up-to-date with the latest news, and download handy resources:

To Gather, Together: Indigenous Business Month 2023