This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. 

Jess is the Founder and Managing Director of Strong Spirit Aboriginal Services – Jess has over 15 years’ experience working in health promotion, public health, mental health, Aboriginal health and management, primary healthcare and has delivered workplace training programs. In 2006, Jess was awarded with a Deans Award for Academic Excellence and in 2021 Jess received parliamentary recognition for her contribution to the local Aboriginal community.

Her business Strong Spirit Aboriginal Services, is an Aboriginal owned and operated business, registered with Supply Nation, First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI Affiliate) and New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC). 

Strong Spirit provide cultural and professional services to support small to medium First Nations businesses with business and strategic planning services, grant writing, project management services, capacity building programs, Aboriginal employment advisory services and program evaluation. Strong Spirits also deliver a diverse range of cultural programs and services.

Strong Spirit are a recipient of the Social Enterprise Grant and we would love her amazing business development and networking program in Port Macquarie featured on the podcast

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