Having secured half a million dollars through the (then) Department of Employment Training and Youth Affairs, the timely and unique nature of the project was further emphasized by the enthusiasm of Victorian Women’s Trust. During the project’s lifespan, Business Matrix hosted over 40 tenants, the majority of which went on to become successful independent companies.
It promoted local seminars and training workshops which assisted the business knowledge and skills for hundreds of women business owners. During its time at 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, it was estimated that the incubator contributed in excess of $2.3 m to the local economy within the City of Yarra.
Business Matrix adopted the following principles, turned them into practice and showed that they are an effective formula for supporting women in small business.
Your business, your community – participants believe in giving something back to the community.
We all deserve the freedom to determine the course of our own lives, without financial struggle.
Money Power Freedom is a six part podcast series looking at the barriers women face to their economic security.
so that in this lifetime we can be: