Black Coffee continues to support Indigenous business

Black Coffee continues to support Indigenous business

Next January will officially be the fifth anniversary of our coffee mornings. The first event held on January 16, 2015 was called the Indigenous Business Networking – Friday Coffee Morning. I positioned the event under the SEQICC and it was held at my local cafe...
Call for participants: User testing (Brisbane, Cairns, Bamaga)

Call for Participants: Indigenous Parents and Families

Iscariot Media is helping to find participants for four research focus groups conducting research across Queensland into the development of a government policy related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.  Focus group regions, time and dates...
Digital Tracks rolls out across South East Queensland

Digital Tracks rolls out across South East Queensland

Earlier this year, Iscariot Media started the roll-out of Digital Tracks – a program for Indigenous businesses in South East Queensland. Delivered in partnership with TAFE Queensland, Digital Tracks is about breaking down the barriers about technology for...
Indigenous Tourism: Building a sustainable business

Indigenous Tourism: Building a sustainable business

This week Emma and I are in Lorne, Victoria to attend the Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC). We presented on Day 1 and it was great to connect with everyone from around Australia working in Indigenous Tourism. Our presentation Indigenous Tourism – The...
Stop wasting your time with vanity metrics

Stop wasting your time with vanity metrics

Social media likes and comments make us feel good. We already know that social media can be addictive. However even if we’re not addicted, it can be distracting and have us focusing on the wrong things, particularly in the early years of business. Likes do not...
World Indigenous People’s Forum, Rotorua, New Zealand

World Indigenous People’s Forum, Rotorua, New Zealand

The World Indigenous Business Forum is an international gathering of Indigenous business owners, stakeholders and researchers. Established in 2011 and conceived by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute in Canada, this annual event is hosted in a different...
The 4th Annual Indigenous Business Month

The 4th Annual Indigenous Business Month

It’s amazing what can happen when just a few people say ‘let’s do this’. For the 4th year in a row, we are celebrating Indigenous Business Month this October. The fourth annual Indigenous Business Month this year will celebrate Aboriginal and...
Creating best practise in Indigenous graphic design

Creating best practise in Indigenous graphic design

In 2013 I wrote a post titled Indigenous Issues + Graphic Design. I was responding to a question I’d been asked by someone about if it was okay if they (a non-Indigenous graphic designer) would be allowed to do ‘Aboriginal style’ illustrations for an...
Social media isn’t free anymore, not that it ever was

Social media isn’t free anymore, not that it ever was

Prompted by this month’s Pepsi and United backlash on social media, I read a rant today about how companies should plan social media defence strategies before they even think about launching a social media campaign. He further quoted some ‘guru’...
Promoting your Indigenous small business

Promoting your Indigenous small business

All business owners approach starting a business in different ways. Some talk about their ideas for years and eventually start, while others will just start trading with barely a word. The work of getting your business known falls under the umbrella of marketing....
How to see posts from your favourite Facebook pages

How to see posts from your favourite Facebook pages

As a volunteer organisation, we on the committee of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce find it easier to make quick updates and events on our Facebook page. I know that we should be creating complete mail-outs to our database but when we’re...
Supporting Indigenous Business in Queensland

Supporting Indigenous Business in Queensland

It is well known that Indigenous businesses are more likely to employee Indigenous people. Thus supporting the growth of Indigenous businesses is an important strategy in community development. Last night the Queensland Government announced the establishment of the...
Happy Indigenous Business Month 2016!

Happy Indigenous Business Month 2016!

We’re excited and proud to again be supporting Indigenous Business Month. Indigenous Business Month came out of discussions we’d had as the Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass of 2015. It was on our last day and we were working together as a group to...