Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative

Get free one-on-one coaching and advice delivered by Aboriginal peoples, who can assist with the cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners.

Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) advisors bring their own lived experience, knowledge of small business operations and strong community connections to the coaching sessions.

An ABAI advisor can work with you at every stage of your business journey.

Starting up

We'll support you with:

  • considering your business idea
  • conducting market research
  • developing a business plan
  • considering your business structure
  • looking at your finance options and cash flow
  • connecting to other support.


We'll help you:

  • do a business health check
  • improve your digital presence
  • develop marketing and pricing strategies
  • adapt to challenges
  • build skills and confidence
  • connect to relevant training
  • with ongoing mentoring.


We can assist you to:

  • develop a growth plan
  • identify procurement opportunities and build your capability to bid and win new contracts
  • innovate and keep up with the latest digital tools.