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Learn what it takes to set up a business with our free workshop

If you are interested in starting a business,have an existing business, would like to consolidate a business idea, or are just interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, this workshop is for you.  

This 3 hour workshop /strong>will give you an understanding of:

  • The difference between a hobby and a business
  • How to assess the overall strength of your business or business idea
  • Your role in the business
  • The importance of effective business partnerships and how to connect

This workshop would suit a person with a disability (including mental ill health) who:

  • has a business idea
  • has an existing small business and is looking for extra support
  • does not have a business idea but is interested in learning about what it would take to start a small business

Or a person who:

  • is the carer/family member of a person with a disability
  • wants to start a business to support people with disabilities

PLUS! The opportunity to be invited to a second workshop for those participants who would like to work on their own business idea.

Following the workshop, referral into the SSI IgniteAbility® program is available for one-on-one free support for workshop participants ready to start their small business or consolidate an existing one.


Your pathway towards a successful business

After attending to our workshop if you decide that business is for you, we can refer you into the SSI IgniteAbility® program to consolidate your business idea or existing business.


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Establish a
Viable business


Join us to meet new people and learn more about what is involved in starting your own business from some of our IgniteAbility clients.

Bring your business idea to work alongside an experienced facilitator who will guide you on your journey to entrepreneurship. This is a free and ongoing service.

Be supported to start-up your own business from beginning to end. We work together to connect you with experts to strengthen your business before you are ready to trade.

What our entrepreneurs say

3"I turned to IgniteAbility to start my own business after another failed retail job. It was at my mother’s advice, so I had no expectations and honestly nothing to lose. I just wanted to see what would happen if I tried to create my ideal job. Ignite has been brilliant and supportive the entire way. Their system is logical and helps you build your business step by step. Even through the pandemic we have kept constant contact, which has helped me remain calm and focused on the next steps."

Lizzy Phillips, Untangle Your Brain



"IgniteAbility has been instrumental in assisting me to start my own business, their knowledge on starting a new business has moved me forward from having a business idea to its development. Through linking me with industry professionals and the advice I have been given by my business facilitator, I have achieved my goals and I am now earning an income. I strongly recommend IgniteAbility for those with disability who are wanting to start a business."
Michelle Brown, Michelle Brown Arts Studio



“As one of the first people diagnosed with HIV in Australia in 1984, and as someone who has participated in 28 HIV drug trials and is long term survivor of AIDS, I felt that it was my duty to help educate people about HIV/AIDS, still a world pandemic. I found it very difficult to establish a platform until I was introduced to SSI and IgniteAbility. They responded immediately with incredible support and have been instrumental in establishing me as a high-profile HIV advocate and public speaker. I greatly look forward to being part of their educational program. Thank you, SSI and IgniteAbility." 

David Polson, visit his website here


Upcoming workshops

Register for an upcoming workshop here.


Private Groups

Do you have a group of +8 people that would be interested in taking part of this workshop?

Please contact us to discuss booking a private session to suit your needs

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