Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI)

About the ABAI Program

Craig Layer

The Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) program supports Aboriginal owned businesses to get started and build capacity through greater connectivity to NSW Government Procurement, supporting
business start-up, encouraging business expansion and providing access to training and job creation.

The ABAI program is staffed by Aboriginal people who have experience in small business operations and management and who work closely with local industry and business development agencies.

Our ABAI Manager, Craig Layer, has been in this role for over ten years and has developed an extensive network and a detailed understanding of Indigenous businesses both locally and across the state. Craig can assist you with:
Starting up a small business
Building capacity
Connecting with potential business customers (larger businesses that may want your products and services)
Connecting you with relevant services to help grow your business
Doing a health check on your existing business
Researching and developing a business plan
Arranging accredited small business training
Providing information on governance and management
Providing ongoing mentoring and support once your business is up and running
Helping to grow your business when you are at a crossroad
Providing information on how and where to apply for funding
Advising on procurement within industries and companies to increase Indigenous business participation
Providing Indigenous engagement and cultural awareness training

Craig’s goal is to help you get the right support, from the right people, at the right time.

You can find out more about the ABAI program here 

Contact Details

CRAIG LAYER
Regional Program Manager
Mobile: 0448 233 817
Office: 6571 5111
Email: clayer@ungooroo.com.au