Frequently Asked Questions

JumpStart provides a platform to connect Indigenous businesses with people in our member organisations who have skills and time to volunteer with Indigenous businesses.

Volunteers are employees from Supply Nation’s corporate and government member organisations.

  1. After your business has been Certified with Supply Nation, complete the registration form.
  2. You will receive an email to activate your account.

No. It doesn’t cost you anything. Access to JumpStart is a benefit of being a Certified Supplier to help you succeed in your business.

JumpStart is only available to Certified Indigenous businesses.

Only the primary contact listed on the Indigenous Business Direct can register the business for JumpStart. Once the business has been registered for JumpStart, you can add your staff to use the platform.

Your JumpStart business profile information is drawn from your profile on Indigenous Business Direct so in order to update your details, log in to Supply Nation’s supplier portal.

Login into your JumpStart account, then:

  1. Click ‘Projects’ on the left-hand side
  2. Click the ‘New project’ button on the right-hand side
  3. Enter the project details
  4. Click ‘Publish’

How long will the Indigenous business opportunity be active for? All opportunities will be active for 30 days, after which it will expire.

All opportunities will be active for 30 days, after which it will expire.

  1. If your company is a member of Supply Nation and has signed up to JumpStart, all you need to do is register here.
  2. Your registration will then be approved by a JumpStart manager within your organisation.

Volunteers can only register if their organisation has registered as a Partner. If your organisation is not yet a Partner and you are unable to register, please register your company via the Supply Nation member portal or register here.

A Partner is a Supply Nation member organisation that has signed up to JumpStart.
  • Managers are JumpStart champions – staff in your organisation whose main role is to drive internal promotion and communication of JumpStart and manage some basic logistics with your volunteers.
  • Volunteers are staff who dedicate time to work on business problems, in-person or virtually.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference. JumpStart provides the opportunity for you to use your professional skills and experience to help support the growth of the Indigenous business sector. Some benefits include:

  • Sharing professional skills that might make a meaningful difference to an Indigenous business.
  • Gain leadership skills and build your resume.
  • Learn more about Indigenous Australians and make new connections.

JumpStart is designed to provide professional support. This might range from how to write a business case, how to forecast cash-flow or any problem you have that can be solved quickly with the right advice from a skilled volunteer. Volunteers will have the availability to support up to 10 hours on a project. The projects can fall within following categories:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Administration and office management
  • Digital / IT
  • Fundraising and events
  • Governance, boards and committees
  • Growth strategies
  • Human resources
  • Legal advice
  • Marketing, media, and communications
  • Partnerships / Joint Venture
  • Research, policy, and analysis
  • Staff development
  • Tender and grant writing

Yes, all volunteers are required to update their profile after joining JumpStart to start volunteering.

Volunteers will be de-activated if their profile has not been updated for over 4 weeks.

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