ABAIAboriginal Business Advisory Initiative
Unlocking Opportunities for Aboriginal-Owned Businesses
The Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) is dedicated to empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs by facilitating access to NSW Government Procurement, offering tailored start-up support, fostering business expansion, and providing vital training and job creation opportunities.
Our support includes:
- Tailored Business Coaching: Local and culturally sensitive guidance for start-ups and small to medium enterprises.
- Growth Promotion: Relevant training, boosting confidence, and innovative advice to drive business expansion.
- Wrap-Around Support: Professional referral pathways to comprehensive support services.
- Government Connectivity: Enhanced alignment with broader Government initiatives, and
- Project Involvement: Increased participation of Aboriginal-owned businesses in NSW Government projects.
About the initiative
Business plan assistance
Maximise Your Business Success with Proper Training
Do you need funds to start your business?
ABAI Representative - Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Queanbeyan and Yass regions
Richard is very passionate about working with Aboriginal communities, organisations and individuals to help them recognise opportunities and achieve business outcomes in a culturally appropriate manner.
Business advisory sessions with this advisor are reserved for people who identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.
He has given me the ability to transform from a shy individual and into a successful business person with confidence in everything I approach.
Uncle Richard always helps me see a clear view on how my business could potentially gain further growth and I see him as somebody who can express great joy about my business success, which inspires me to strive further.
Working alongside Uncle Richard for these past few years, I will honestly admit has been not only an honor of mine to be in communication with such a respected/respectful Aboriginal Elder but also a great joy and pleasure, who makes me proud of everything I own and have achieved.
Because my self-esteem levels have grown every time we connect, that has lead me to better decision-making, but most importantly, I genuinely believe Uncle Richard Davis has helped enormously change my quality of life.
Whether it be training advice for myself or others, financial advice, or any advice I ask Uncle Richard for, he will go above and beyond; nothing feels too big or small to ask.”