Business Ownership

IBA assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow viable and sustainable businesses.

After hearing about your individual circumstances and identifying what stage of the business life cycle you are at, IBA can provide an assessment of the resources and assistance that will help you to achieve your business goals. We may also work with you to develop an action plan that will assist and better equip you to make informed decisions about your business future. Our locally based staff can work closely with you to support and guide you through your business journey in meeting the challenges of developing a successful business.

The business ownership life cycle

The business ownership life cycle


Individuals must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, at least 18 years of age, and cannot be an undischarged bankrupt or under consideration for bankruptcy.

Business entities or not for profit organisations must have at least 50 per cent Indigenous ownership and cannot be under notice of external administration or investigation.


Business finance products are available for businesses whether they are starting up, growing, or at maturity.

Business support

Equipped with a wealth of business knowledge and access to the latest industry benchmarks, we will work with you to provide tailored business support.

Business skills workshops

IBA offers a range of tailored workshops to assist customers in meeting the challenges faced at each stage of the business life cycle. The free business skills development workshops include:

Download a copy of the Business skills workshops flyer (PDF 1.6MB, new window).

For more information

Being clear on your business goals, and gathering your documentation prior to having your business conversation with IBA will maximise the advice and assistance we may be able to provide.

Come along to a business info session near you or download a copy of our Your Business and IBA factsheet (PDF 876KB, new window) to find out how IBA can work with you to realise your business goals.

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