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AEDO - Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer











The Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer Program (AEDO) aims to assist Aboriginal people in establishing locally created and viable businesses. The AEDO program targets Aboriginal people who either wish to become self-employed or who are self-employed and require small business support. 

Richard Davis Illawarra ITeC's AEDO is a Community Elder and has been supporting Aboriginal people establish small businesses in the area for 20 years. With a wealth of business knowledge, Richard is committed to encouraging an entrepreneurial culture within the Aboriginal community.

Here is what ITeC's AEDO can do to help you:

  • Assist in the development of a business plan
  • Link you in with training opportunities and complementary programs
  • Refer you to accredited small business training
  • Provide information and support on financial management
  • Provide ongoing mentoring once your business is up and running
  • Provide information on how to apply for funding

The AEDO program is a FREE service funded by the NSW Department of Industry. The program services a wide geographical area including the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Far South Coast, working in partnership with ITeC's South Eastern BEC group to offer the best business support available. 



Cilck here to read about AEDO client Byron Whitley from B&T Yard Maintenance, and click here to read about Peter Stewart from Replace-It Clothing both Byron and Peter have grown successful businesses through mentoring assistance from Richard Davis through the AEDO program. 

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