Margaret Quirk

Margaret Quirk

Minister for Corrective Services; Small Business

    Small Business Centres acknowledge NAIDOC Week with new program

    8/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Small Business Centres in Western Australia’s North-West will soon deliver a new program on financial management and reporting designed to aid indigenous businesses and organisations.


    Small Business Minister Margaret Quirk said the training program developed by award-winning business ‘Little Fish’ teaches good governance and financial management.


    “This program is specially tailored to meet the requirements of small business,” Ms Quirk said today.


    “Six Small Business Centre managers from Kununurra, Derby, Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha and Carnarvon will attend the four-day training session, which will equip them to teach the program to others in their regions.”


    The Little Fish program presents profit and loss statements and financial budgets in pictorial formats, using ‘live’ material derived from actual situations.


    “One of the main aims of the program is to help participants deal effectively and flexibly with real life situations,” the Minister said.


    The Little Fish program designer is based in Alice Springs and was a national winner of the 2002 Telstra and Australian Government’s Small Business Award and the Telstra Countrywide ‘Regional Incentive Award’.


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