Immigrant Business Networking Association (IBNA)
The Immigrant Business Networking Association (IBNA) is an incubator for multicultural innovative ideas – from conception to an established business, helping cultural diverse entrepreneurs throughout their entrepreneurial journey.
IBNA’s networking and mentoring program includes free monthly networking meetings to connect like-minded business owners, professionals and students. These networking meetings are complemented with ‘hands-on’ workshops and mentoring for IBNA members, covering all aspects on how to run a business in Australia, from feasibility to success.
The IBNA Multicultural Entrepreneurship project aims to increment Australia’s economy through a cultural business education – supporting individuals from diverse cultural background (at any stage) to access professional and business networks that would support them to achieve a more solid business and career success.
The Multicultural Entrepreneurship project is a collaborative initiative, based on business education, connection, support and integration of immigrants and refugees in Australia
Types of Multicultural Entrepreneurship Networking:
Start-ups: Immigrants with skills and ideas willing to start their businesses
Entrepreneurs: Immigrants who already have a business and are looking for opportunities to expand their services.
Professionals: Skilled immigrants who are looking for new job opportunities or advice.
IBNA was launched last March and was well received within the community. IBNA is the first immigrant business hub in Western Australia exclusively helping immigrants.
The program initially includes risk and feasibility of a business idea made by professionals in the related area. If the idea satisfies the eligibility criteria to become a business, then the educational process starts. The educational process is delivered through monthly meetings, hands-on workshops and group mentoring once a month.
Monthly meetings are composed of networking and a guest speaker delivering a theme for the month. The Fortnightly Hands-on Workshops follow the set theme, and they are currently: Business Mindset, Business Model and Business Plan, Family Finances planning, Business Finance Planning, Legal aspects, IP/Copyright, Insurance, Marketing, Investments, Loans. On top of that group mentoring will be available once a month, to ensure progress, assistance and understanding of the knowledge provided. Should the member be still need further assistance, professional advice will be available.
Visit the website for more information: https://www.ibna.org.au/