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Worker’s Name: Dina Petrakis and Rita Wilson
Organisation/Service/Project: Settlement Services International
Initiative/Project: Refugee Enterprise Facilitation Project
The Enterprise Facilitation Project is a new and exciting business start-up initiative funded by SSI. The project aims to draw out the entrepreneurs from among our refugee and asylum seeker clients who have work rights.
Any client with a right to work and who wants to either, start a new business or expand / improve an existing business is eligible to access the service.
The project has two Enterprise Facilitators, Dina Petrakis and Rita Wilson. They assist clients to build their capacity to start a business and link them to networks that can tap into the skills needed to make a successful business model.
The project does not provide funding.
There are five key elements to the Enterprise Facilitation Project. The project is:
Because it’s important that potential entrepreneurs feel confident in sharing their business idea, contact with the Enterprise Facilitator must be made by the client.