Micro enterprise in the media…

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“While paperwork can be annoying at the best of times, Adelaide resident Emily West has made paper work for her.” ABC Adelaide interviewed Emily and her family and put together a story about the conception of her Micro Enterprise business “Shred-Em, and how it lead to a partnership with Zoos SA.A TV news story aired on ABC news on 06 June 2021, with an article an pictures posted to ABC online.

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The NDIS shared Tom’s story in 2022  “No one except Tom and us had any vision for him – there were no expectations for him,” Tom’s mother Helen recalls. “When he was preparing to leave school, we were told the only options for him would be day options or assisted disability employment.
Read the full article here: https://ndis.gov.au/stories/7604-tom-pursues-dream-build-thriving-micro-enterprise-he-loves

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Kurt Fearnley presents the Let us In podcast for ABC Podcasts with Sarah Shands. In episode 4, they tackle the issues of underemployment and underpayment for people with disabilities. They spoke to Wendy Butler and Jenny about Micro Enterprise.

Listen here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/letusin/let-us-in-episode-four/101498974

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The NDIS shared Michael’s micro enterprise story in 2021. He had previously studied horticulture, loved being outdoors and had a large north-facing front yard—the ideal place to grow a community garden.Michael says he enjoys doing work he cares about and loves the flexibility of working for himself – choosing his own hours and being his own boss. Read the full article on the NDIS website  https://www.ndis.gov.au/stories/6271-michael-delivers-delicious-fresh-produce-locals-doorsteps

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The NDIS interviewed Ben from Hazzah in 2001 “It was my dream to start an apparel business, to meet new people and build a community where people can be themselves and have fun,” said Ben.

“And I’m just loving it right now, I’m loving it, I’m loving the community and running my own business.”
Read the full article on the NDIS website. https://www.ndis.gov.au/stories/6163-bens-vibrant-fashion-brand-blooms-micro-enterprise-support

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The NDIS spoke with Jak and his mum Fiona about Jak’s Micro Enterprise. “I have always held firm to a vision for a good life for him, a life filled with ordinary and extraordinary things as a part of a local and wider community. Jak’s Gems is part of that vision.” Read the full article on the NDIS website. https://www.ndis.gov.au/stories/5996-micro-enterprise-meaningful-employment-alternative

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“No fashion victim” Ben talks about bringing his business dreams to reality in  a feature article in Voice magazine the article is also available as a PDF Ben’s mum Sam shares how they used the NDIS to help start Ben’s microenterprise. Read the steps to micro enterprise article here in a PDF.

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