Ambrose Business Solutions
When you think about a “bootcamp”, images of rigorous and intensive training spring to mind.
However local business Ambrose Indigenous Business, trading as 48.5 Consulting, has adopted a rather unique approach to the old school training method.
In conjunction with the Department of Business, the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF), and the Office of Aboriginal Affairs, 48.5 Consulting conducted the first industry specific boot camp – the NTG Indigenous Fishing Industry Bootcamp.
Undertaken by ten future business owners from the Tiwi Islands at the Syd Rusca Training Academy from 5th June to 9th June 2016, the bootcamp utlised the Walkabout Your Business™ platform developed by Ambrose Business Solutions, and is run in conjunction with the DPIF training programs in Fishing Operations.
Clinton Hoffmann, Managing Director of Ambrose Business Solutions, says Walkabout Your Business ™ was created as a business literacy program designed to help businesses successfully operate in small and remote indigenous communities by providing practical and easy to understand advice through storytelling and imagery.
“This business immersion style retreat or “bootcamp” is all about using our culturally appropriate and renowned business program to wrap all the business skills around their fishing skills and enable them to prepare a business plan that supports their business goals,” he says.
With the Northern Territory Government engineering the new Aboriginal Coastal Fishing Licence, which allows people to catch and sell up to five tonne of fish per year, the program enables participants to contribute to the economy by managing a micro business in their traditional industry of fishing.
“This is a real collaboration – a corporate, private, and government partnership to enable someone to catch a fish and sell a fish. There’s an old quote, “Do you give a man a fish, or do you teach him to fish?”,” says Clinton.
WE CAN NOW CHANGE THAT QUOTE INTO “DO YOU GIVE A MAN A FISH, OR DO YOU LET HIM CATCH HIS FISH AND ‘ENABLE’ HIM TO SELL HIS FISH?”.”
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