Di­rec­tory gets new face

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Business -

IT is now eas­ier to stay up to date with news and events re­lated to Abo­rig­i­nal small business in WA with the Abo­rig­i­nal Business Di­rec­tory WA’s new Face­book page.

Es­tab­lished in 2012, the di­rec­tory pro­motes prod­ucts and ser­vices from more than 200 Abo­rig­i­nal busi­nesses in WA to po­ten­tial buy­ers in gov­ern­ment, pri­vate and not-for-profit sec­tors.

The Face­book page, at www.face­book.com/abo­rig­i­nal di­rec­to­rywa, gives the di­rec­tory a new au­di­ence.

Small business com­mis­sioner David Ea­ton said the Face­book page was a tool that would help to build the Abo­rig­i­nal business com­mu­nity through the shar­ing of news and links to use­ful, rel­e­vant and in­ter­est­ing in­for­ma­tion.

“The ABDWA has been well­re­ceived, ex­ceed­ing ex­pec­ta­tions, and the Face­book page will en­able us to build on this suc­cess,” he said.

“The Face­book page pro­vides a great way for the Abo­rig­i­nal business com­mu­nity, along with those seek­ing to use busi­nesses listed on the di­rec­tory, to re­ceive up­dates on the ABDWA, small business sec­tor news, ser­vices, work­shops and business op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“It also high­lights how the di­rec­tory is hav­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact on Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties and in­di­vid­u­als through em­ploy­ment and de­vel­op­ing busi­nesses.”

The di­rec­tory was the re­sult of a part­ner­ship be­tween gov­ern­ment and pri­vate en­ter­prise and ad­dresses one of the Coun­cil of Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s seven ac­tion ar­eas to over­com­ing in­dige­nous dis­ad­van­tage in eco­nomic par­tic­i­pa­tion.

“The ABDWA pro­vides a great op­por­tu­nity for WA’s Abo­rig­i­nal busi­nesses to showcase their prod­ucts and ser­vices to a wider au­di­ence,” Mr Ea­ton said.

“It pro­vides an av­enue for Abo­rig­i­nal busi­nesses to pro­mote their ca­pa­bil­i­ties to prospec­tive clients na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally and the launch of the as­so­ci­ated Face­book page will fur­ther as­sist this.”

The cover pic­ture from the Abo­rig­i­nal Business Di­rec­tory’s Face­book page.

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