Indigenous Business Month runs from the 1st – 31st October.
Indigenous Business Month is an initiative of the MURRA Indigenous Master Class Program (MURRA) alumni, to promote the variety and depth of Indigenous businesses nationally and to provide an Indigenous business voice to the national conversation.
The Indigenous Business Month initiative is driven by MURRA alumni who see business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians. As program director Dr Michelle Evans notes,
“We want kids to see that their future lies not just in arts and sport. Business also requires creativity and provides a path to community growth and individual aspirations.”
As government and corporate Australia move towards a target of 3% of procurement from Indigenous businesses, programs such as MURRA and Indigenous Business Month play a significant role in building a thriving Indigenous Business sector, which will assist in reaching such targets.
Support Indigenous Business Month and Murra Indigenous Business
Chamber members who would like to support the development of Indigenous Business Month and Murra Alumni Activities can make a tax deductible gift (click the link to download the form) through the Melbourne Business School.
Chamber members can also see a full list of events running during October at the Indigenous Business Month website.