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    Explore Self-Employment- Waverley Council

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    Kickstart your journey today and turn your passion into a thriving business.

    Join us for a FREE workshop that will help you:

    • Understand the difference between a hobby and a business, and the value of each
    • Evaluate the overall potential of your idea
    • Identify your personal strengths, skills and role in your business
    • Learn about the importance of having a supportive business community, and how to find one.  

    This workshop would suit a person with a disability (including mental health challenges and psychosocial disabilities) who: 

    • has a business idea 
    • has an existing small business and is looking for extra support 
    • does not have a business idea but is interested in learning about what it would take to start a small business 

    Or a person who: 

    • is the carer/family member of a person with a disability 
    • wants to start a business to support people with disabilities 

    🎁 All attendees on the day will be entered into a prize draw. One lucky workshop participant will receive a $20 voucher! It's our little way of saying thank you for being a part of our community.

    Snacks will be available on the day. Individuals with specific dietary needs are encouraged to bring their own snacks if necessary,

    Following the workshop, referral into the SSI IgniteAbility® program is available for one-on-one free support for workshop participants ready to start their small business or strengthen an existing one.  For more information, visit our webpage here.

    Can't make this workshop? We have a newly upgraded FREE e-learning self-paced version of this workshop and fortnightly virtual workshops. Find out more here!


    About Ignite and IgniteAbility.

    Ignite® Small Business Start-ups is a social enterprise developed to facilitate small business creation for people from a refugee, migrant background, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from other marginalised communities who want to start their own business or strengthen an existing one.

    IgniteAbility can help people living with disability turn passion into possibility.

    Do I have to do the workshop to join IgniteAbility?

    Completing a workshop is the first step to gaining access to our IgniteAbility® program. IgniteAbility provides 1:1 mentoring to help you continue your business idea.

    How do I know if it is right for me?
    This workshop would suit a person with a disability who:

    • has a business idea
    • has an existing small business and is looking for extra support
    • does not have a business idea but is interested in learning more

    Does this workshop cost me anything?

    This workshop is completely free

    If you need support or have any questions, please get in touch with us at

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