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Fundamentals of Building a Successful Business

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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 

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.

FAQ

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?

No. This workshop is one of our IgniteAbility offerings and can be an excellent introduction to finding out if your idea can become a sustainable business. In this workshop you will be introduced to the areas that make up a strong business- Your product or service, marketing, financial care and legal obligations. You do not have to complete the workshop to refer into Ignite or IgniteAbility but some find the workshop to be a good first step.  

You can refer into the IgniteAbility program here without having completed this workshop.  Our mentors will connect with you, help you understand your strengths and challenges and walk alongside you to explore 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 ignite@ssi.org.au.


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