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Yarpa Pop Up Recap From our Business Coaches

Yarpa business coaches were out on the road last week in Orange, Condobolin and Dubbo to meet with Indigenous businesses near and far. They hosted the Indigenous Business Basics workshop and one-on-one consultations.  

Here’s a little recap of their time on the road from Yarpa Business coaches, Paul Newman and Shannon Mallison.  

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The Yarpa Indigenous Business Hub Pop Ups last week in Orange; Condobolin and Dubbo, was a great experience and opportunity to reach community and engage with businesses in these regions.   

In Orange, we were competing with the Orange Food and Wine Festival, but we still got to meet with Destination NSW, to talk about Tourism and Indigenous tourism venture opportunities.  

This was a great opportunity to let people know what we do to support Indigenous Businesses. Throughout the entire Central West trip a common theme was tourism and the potential for Aboriginal tourism development.  

Condobolin: The venue for the Condobolin Yarpa Pop Up was the Wiradjuri Condobolin Aboriginal Corporation, where we had some interest from several local Indigenous people with business ideas, and an existing local Indigenous security company business who Yarpa Business coaches were able to meet for a yarn.   

We caught up with several other interested people and agencies who visited the Condobolin Yarpa Pop Up, including the Condobolin LALC, an Employment Consultant with local employment and a training provider, as well as a small dance troupe and a graphic designer.  

Dubbo: The venue for the Dubbo Yarpa Indigenous Business Hub Pop Up was the DHUB – Dubbo Opportunity Hub, which is run by local Indigenous business Bamara.  

It was a busy day of consultation appointments with 4 local Indigenous people with new business ideas, which are now being follow up by the business coaches.  

We also got a visit from the local Dubbo NIAA representatives along with Dubbo City Council and Destination NSW. In addition, we also caught up with Yarpa Indigenous business members, Dice Constructions and Brandy Rose to discuss new ideas and projects.  

Overall the trip was great to engage, support and connect with Indigenous businesses in these regions and we can’t wait to get out there again.