I want to be my own boss!

Would you like to start your own business? Bring your ideas and passions and then let’s get to work developing your business idea!

Max’s Story

“Hi, my name is Max. My favourite things to do are dancing and ceramics. About a year and a half ago my cousin Joey suggested that I start my own business making pottery and use the money from the sales to pay for me to make work regularly. I decided to call my business ‘Pottery to the Max’ and my cousin Joey designed my logo and business cards and with the help of REDinc and a My Choice Matters grant, my business was born.

After 18 months, I now work two days a week with a ceramicist that REDinc organised for me, called Claudia, who supports me to design and make many different things that I sell through a shop in Mullumbimby called Sunshine Alley. The shop owner, Susie, loves my work and sells a lot. With the money I make I bought a kiln and pay Claudia for her time supporting me.

 I am making enough work now that I am looking for another shop to sell it and hope in the near future to make enough money that I can pay for all my materials, dance lessons and even a holiday to visit my parents in France.”

The Creative Arts Entrepreneur Hub

The REDinc artists-with-a-disability community is widely celebrated across the Northern Rivers for its outstanding achievements in the Arts. Many have gone from never having picked up a paintbrush to becoming semi professional artists in their own right exhibiting their works across Australia and overseas, selling their pieces to generate an income for themselves.

Why wait? Let’s get started! Get in touch with one of our friendly team to have a chat about how we can work together to get you that job and living the life you dream of!