The Department of Local Government and Communities is coordinating two free Aspiring Entrepreneurship 2017 events to support the many women interested in running their own small business.
Delivered in partnership with the Small Business Development Corporation, the speakers forum showcases the journeys and insights of three inspiring Western Australian Indigenous business women, followed by a 'Business Basics' workshop, presented by the Small Business Development Corporation, which will provide practical information on establishing and running a successful small business.
Aspiring Entrepreneurship Speakers Forum
When: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 9.00am to 11.30am (morning tea provided)
Where: The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
About the Speakers
Dale Tilbrook, Maali Mia
Dale Tilbrook is a Wardandi Bibbulmun woman from around the Margaret River, Busselton, Augusta area.
Dale’s Indigenous tourism and food journey started in 1996 with a small company making returning boomerangs. In 1998 she opened her first gallery and gift shop in the Swan Valley, moving to larger premises in 2004. Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery offers authentic and original Aboriginal art, quality hand painted gifts and souvenirs.
Education is an important part of Dale’s cultural journey and she has worked extensively with students of all ages, as well as delivering Cultural Awareness to corporate groups.
Amanda Healy, Kirrikin
After a successful career in the mining industry, Amanda is now focused on her next venture, the social enterprise Kirrikin, which is an Aboriginal word that roughly translates as ‘Sunday’s best clothes’. Made in Australia, her handcrafted silk and cashmere scarves, silk neckties, bow ties and pocket squares feature artworks of contemporary Indigenous Australian artists. A percentage of each purchase is returned to the Indigenous Australian artist involved in the design.
Robyn Smith-Walley, Ajinda
Robyn Smith Walley is a Wilmen Nyoongar woman born and raised in Whadjuck boodja Perth, with strong family connections to other regions within Nyoongar country.
Robyn co-owns Aboriginal Productions & Promotions (APP) with her husband Dr Richard Walley a production, promotion, education, consultancy business.
In 2016, they developed a home and office soap range called Boolamarr which means ‘Many Hands’ in their Nyoongar language. Presently they are developing a luxurious, sustainable and high quality personal care product range based on the sandalwood seed nut oil called Ajinda.
Aspiring Entrepreneurship Workshop: Business Basics
This workshop will outline the first steps involved in establishing a small business; from an initial assessment – which looks at your suitability to run a business – to financing your business ideas and identifying sales opportunities.
Business Basics will provide you with a practical overview of all the key points you need to consider, along with hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice.
You will also receive a practical resource book which can be used as the foundation of your business plan.
When: Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch provided)
Where: The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
Crèche facilities are available for both events but must be booked in advance. Please contact Sharon at
firstname.lastname@example.org regarding crèche facilities.
Bookings for either or both events can be made
Numbers are limited and bookings are essential. Come to one or both events.
Registrations close 5.00pm Wednesday, 24 May 2017.
Aspiring Entrepreneurship 2017 Speakers Forum
|9.00am - 9.30am ||Attendees network|
|9.30am||Event commences / housekeeping|
|9.40am||Forum overview and speakers' introductions|
|9.45am||Case Study Speaker 1 (15 mins)|
|10.00am||Case Study Speaker 2 (15 mins)|
|10.15am||Case Study Speaker 3 (15 mins)|
|10.30am||Q & A session |
|11.00am||Vote of thanks and closing comments |
|11.00am – 11.30am||Networking and morning tea. |
Aspiring Entrepreneurship 2017 Workshop
|11.15am||Arrive for workshop|
|11.30am||Workshop commences |
12.30pm – 1.00pm
Disclaimer: These events are provided by the Department of Local Government and Communities as a public service. The views of the speakers are their own and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Department. Any commercial products, process, or service they represent are not endorsed or recommended by the Department.