If you love children and would love to work with them in your career, the childcare industry in Australia is a significant source of employment for refugees wanting to start their own business in this field. Let’s start at the beginning… When we talk about starting your own childcare business in Australia, there’s a few … Continue reading Ever thought of starting YOUR OWN CHILDCARE BUSINESS in NSW?
Refugees, readied with resilience and determination, are rewriting their stories through entrepreneurship, transforming past challenges into the foundations of their future success. However, refugees starting on their business journey may encounter unique challenges. Kaleed Rophael is an English tutor for Navitas Skilled Futures’ Volunteer Tutor Scheme, which supports adult migrants and humanitarian entrants as part of … Continue reading Sharing Knowledge Blog Series #3: Advice from a Successful Business Owner
Welcome to the second blog in our Sharing Knowledge series, in conjunction with Navitas Skilled Futures, to support refugees and migrants to develop the essential skills, find the right tools and get the right information you may need to start your own business. Starting your own business can be an empowering journey. But there will … Continue reading Sharing Knowledge Blog Series #2: The First Steps to Take to Start Your Own Business in Australia
We’re excited to announce the launch of an exciting new blog series, in conjunction with Navitas Skilled Futures, to support refugees and migrants to develop the essential skills you need when starting your own business. Learning to communicate in English and understand important digital skills to complete everyday tasks is essential when you want to … Continue reading Sharing Knowledge Blog Series #1: Essential Skills for Starting Your Business (And How to Get Them!)
Here at Welcome Merchant we believe that all women deserve to live full and free lives in safety. We care deeply about the situation unfolding in Iran, and are closely following the ripple effects of Mahsa Amini’s death. Here’s an explainer on what is happening and why it matters. Photo by Artin Bakhan on Unsplash Mahsa Amini. remember … Continue reading Mahsa Amini: We stand in solidarity
Welcome Merchant gives a brief explainer of the Pakistan flood crisis, and what we plan to do to help.
Guest Post by Aubrey Cooper The typical view of an entrepreneur is an innovative person who establishes a business, manages risks, and hopefully succeeds. But for some people coming from conflict-affected and developing countries, a business is their means of livelihood when formal jobs are not available to them. As shared on The Conversation, merchants often … Continue reading The Role Refugee Entrepreneurs Can Play On the International Stage
Guest Blog by Happy Feraren Two weeks ago, I found myself sitting in a dinner table full of strangers. To my right was a Filipina-Australian woman who founded a start-up that focuses on elevating refugee-owned businesses. To my left, a French chef who works in a tech company. In front of me, a Vietnamese researcher … Continue reading West by Southeast: Finding common ground through a Syrian-Filipino food popup
We speak to Erkmen Savaskan, architect, designer and queer activist, about the experience of leaving Turkey to live as a proudly gay man
Speaking with Boubacar, drum master, about his experience as an African musician in Australia.