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TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates

Photo 8: Proud graduates
Back Row L to R: William Mayor, Adrian Akiba-Bowie, Abba Babia, Mavis Whap, Rottannah Passi, Saimo Gela
Front Row: L to R: Harrison Atu, Raniet Atu, Marie Ahwang, Goeynaw Isua, Ebony Tamwoy

Eighteen aspiring local business owners graduated from the Torres Strait Regional Authority’s (TSRA) You Sabe Business workshops last month (24 – 26 May).

TSRA Chairperson Napau Pedro Stephen AM said the graduates were recognised at a ceremony on Waiben (Thursday Island) during Queensland Small Business Month 2023.

“TSRA’s free You Sabe Business workshops connect local people with business advice, loans and mentors to explore their business ideas,” Mr Stephen said.

“I encourage aspiring and established business owners to apply for the next round of workshops before applications close on Friday 7 July.”

Former TSRA Board Member and workshop graduate, Frank Fauid of Poruma said the business workshops were invaluable.

“We were able to complete the course, graduate and not only create a business idea, but look for economic opportunities to get our business up and running,” Mr Fauid said.

“I would like to thank the TSRA staff and facilitators for their support and giving us this opportunity.”

Husband and wife, Harrison and Raniet Atu, dream of opening a business to support healthy families in Bamaga.

Mr Atu said the workshops provided useful insight, including about business finances.

“It is not too complex and encourages you to apply skills to your day-to-day life in the business world,” Mr Atu said.

“The workshop has inspired us, really built my self-esteem and made me motivated to accomplish my goals.”

Mrs Atu said the workshops helped participants of all ages and backgrounds to better understand business.

“You are never too young or too old to get into business. Whatever your dream or passion is, give it a go,” Mrs Atu said.

“It is good for more Indigenous people to start up their business and this will inspire others.”

Are you interested in starting or growing your business?

Apply for the next TSRA You Sabe Business Workshops by 5pm Friday 7 July 2023. 

Sessions are planned for August, September and October on Thursday Island and in Bamaga. 

For an application form or more information, contact 4069 0700 or economic@tsra.gov.au

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  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates
  • TSRA celebrates You Sabe Business graduates

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