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15 Indigenous Businesses Graduate Intensive Indigenous Business Growth Program

After 10 weeks of intense training, 15 Indigenous businesses successfully graduated from the Yarpa Grow business growth program.  

The Yarpa Grow program was developed by the Yarpa Indigenous business and Employment hub, in collaboration  with KPMG Indigenous Business Services, for high performing Indigenous businesses who were looking to scale their business.  

Over the course, participating businesses were guided through a series of learning and assessment modules on business planning, supply chain readiness and sustainable growth and expansion pathways.  

Program participant and owner of Boomerang Technology, Lisa Roberts said, “Through the Yarpa Grow journey I’ve learnt some really great skills that I can use to scale my business. The guidance I was given was incredible and I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes me.” 

The Yarpa Hub is a holistic support service for Indigenous businesses and jobseekers across NSW, developed by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council through the support of the Federal Government.

NSW Aboriginal Land Council CEO, James Christian said, “The success of this first intake of Yarpa Grow is a testament to the program participants and our partnership with KPMG Australia. Their commitment to complete the program shows how Aboriginal businesses step up to the challenge when given the opportunity to succeed.” 

A significant component of the program was the matching of the businesses with a KPMG Australia mentor who has extensive experience in growing businesses within their industry. 

KPMG Australia Indigenous Business Services Lead Partner, Glen Brennan said, “To see the first intake of Indigenous entrepreneurs complete the Yarpa Grow program is a real achievement for them and their businesses. The KPMG Indigenous Services team is delighted to be involved in their journey and we look forward to continue to work with them in the future.”

Yarpa Hub Director, Ricky Walford is looking forward to supporting more Indigenous businesses through further hub programs and services.

KPMG Australia Indigenous Business Services Lead Partner, Glen Brennan said, “To see the first intake of Indigenous entrepreneurs complete the Yarpa Grow program is a real achievement for them and their businesses. The KPMG Indigenous Services team is delighted to be involved in their journey and we look forward to continue to work with them in the future.”

Yarpa Hub Director, Ricky Walford is looking forward to supporting more Indigenous businesses through further hub programs and services.

“The completion of our first intake of Yarpa Grow is a significant milestone for the Yarpa Hub and we’re thrilled to know that our businesses will now have the skills and capability to expand their business and take hold of any opportunities that come their way.”

Programs participants attended a special graduation ceremony held at the KPMG Australia at Barangaroo on Thursday the 5th of November. 

For more information on Yarpa Grow, head to www.yarpa.com.au/yarpagrow

Check out the stories of two of our Yarpa Grow participants in this story by the Sydney Morning Herald.