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Microenterprise Peer Network - Thursdays 27 April, 11 & 25 May, 8 & 22 June

  • 22 June 2023
  • 12:00pm - 01:30pm
  • Online

The peer network is booked out! Kindly complete our expression of interest form, and we will get in touch with you when the next one is available.


Are you currently exploring employment options for a family member with disability? Are you considering a small business or microenterprise, but are unsure of where to start?

Then join our Microenterprise Peer Network led by a family facilitator who has successfully supported their son with disability to become a business owner.

A microenterprise (also called a microbusiness), is a small business that is typically low-cost and easy to start up. This network is for you if your family member is interested in setting up their own microenterprise aligned to their personal interests, talents and circumstances.

The sessions will help you identify a person’s interests/contributions, brainstorm business ideas, hear about how to get started, consider the conditions and supports a person may need in place and explore the concept of microenterprise through the experience of other families.

Vanessa and JoshThe Facilitator

Vannessa Shearman has been involved with Family Advocacy for almost 17 years. More recently she has participated as parent leader at various workshops and webinars, sharing her family's story.

She is the mother of three young people including her adult son Josh, whom she has supported to live a good life. Josh attended his local primary and high schools, is a valued member of his community and a business owner of JLS MailLink. 

Watch a 6-minute video of Josh's story here.

Vannessa is looking forward to sharing their learnings with other families and helping you think through some of the steps when considering a Microenterprise.

The network will initially run via Zoom fortnightly, 12pm-1.30pm on:

  • Thursday 27th April
  • Thursday 11th May
  • Thursday 25th May
  • Thursday 8th June
  • Thursday 22nd June

Subscribe to our expression of interest for other Peer Networks we run through Resourcing Inclusive Communities.