WAiS along with EDAC and Valued Lives have been working on a Microenterprise Marketplace event to be held on International Day of People with Disability on Thursday, 3rd December, at East Perth Football club.

Up to 20 stallholders, all of whom are people with disability who own/run their own small business or microenterprise, will be able to promote and sell their products and services to members of the public. These products include, but are not limited to, soy candles, clothing and gourmet coffee. There will also be food trucks and Showman Matt outside welcoming everyone to the Microenterprise Marketplace.

There will be three presentations on the day by people with disability who run their own small business / microenterprise who will be talking about:

  • How they started their small business / microenterprise
  • How they worked out their business structure and worked out their finances
  • How they market their small business / microenterprise
  • Their future business plans and innovation

The presentations will give people the opportunity to ask questions to assist them with further developing their own business ideas and/or increasing awareness of people with disability being genuine small business/microenterprise owners within the Perth community.

This event will be an excellent opportunity for small business and microenterprise owners to engage with members of the public, sell their products and services, while developing their skills, knowledge and understanding of many aspects of their businesses in an accessible and inclusive space in the heart of Leederville. There are still spaces left for stall holders, if you or someone you know is interested, you can email me at j.piggott@waindividualisedservices.org.au or call 9481 0101.

The Microenterprise Marketplace will be a celebration and recognition of people with disability as genuine microenterprise / small business owners.  They will be showcasing their skills, products, and services.

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We hope to see you there.