Boost for indigenous business
INDIGENOUS people aspiring to own and operate their own small business can apply to be part of a landmark franchise project by USC’s Business School.
USC is seeking applications from Queensland-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the pilot scheme, which will support indigenous people into franchises as a pathway to becoming small business owners.
The initiative is in partnership with FranchiseED, a not-for-profit enterprise that provides independent educational services to the franchise sector to encourage best practice.
Australia’s franchise sector employs 472,000 people and generates $146 billion a year in sales revenue, according to the latest Franchising Australia survey in 2016.
Information is available at www.franchiseed.org.au or by emailing Kerry Miles on [email protected]chise-ed.org.au.