The Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) program supports Aboriginal owned businesses to get started and build capacity through greater connectivity to NSW Government Procurement, supporting
business start-up, encouraging business expansion and providing access to training and job creation.
Kategic is an Aboriginal owned business, through the ABAI program we cover Western NSW and New England regions. The program employs Aboriginal people with experience in business operations, management, industry government programs and training.
The ABAI program is funded by the NSW Government.
We can work with you to:
- Start up or grow your business
- Develop a business plan
- Identify potential funding opportunities
- Connect you with other services and potential customers
- Provide information on how to apply for funding
- Provide information on governance and management
- Link you in with training opportunities
- Conduct a Health Check on your business
Advise you on procurement within industry and Government to increase Indigenous business participation.
Meet our Advisors
Renee Ceapa is a proud Tubbah Gah woman of the Wiradjuri Nation and an Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) advisor for the Western NSW and New England region. Business advisory sessions with this advisor are reserved for people who identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.
Renee has over 15 years of business experience across a broad range of industries including education and training, construction and business management.
Renee has spent the past 12 months working as an advisor in the Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) in the Central West, Far West and New England regions.
Renee’s strength is engaging with businesses and community, from small businesses starting out to larger established businesses, she is passionate about supporting Aboriginal businesses to reach their potential.
Lyniece Keogh is a proud Gomeroi yinaar woman and an Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) advisor for the New England region. Business advisory sessions with this advisor are reserved for people who identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.
Lyniece has cultural connections across the region and is based in Tamworth. Lyniece has over 30 years’ experience working in a diverse background in private, government and not-for-profit sectors. She recognises the challenges faced by people and organisations living and working in regional NSW. Lyniece has a unique set of skills that allow her to work collaboratively across a broad range of sectors, identifying opportunities for Indigenous businesses and individuals, to achieve innovative and practical solutions.
Lyniece has worked with all levels of Government and has in depth understanding of the importance of ensuring Aboriginal inclusion in all aspects of business, along with a vast knowledge and passion for supporting the regions of NSW to build resilient families, communities and economies.