This month, we meet Australian chocolate producers who are working to end the exploitation of children across the world. Plus, in a first for an Australian Indigenous-owned business, artists and designers exhibit at the prestigious 'Salone del Mobile' in Italy's Milan, and we meet an Australian entrepreneur behind new smart water technology, that helps to identify leaks and reduce water waste. Catch Small Business Secrets on SBS World News, Saturday nights from 6.30pm. 

With spending on chocolate in Australia expected to exceed $200 million this Easter, there are calls to ensure what you buy is fairtrade and slavery-free.
As tourists in Australia are increasingly wanting to engage with Indigenous art, creatives are exhibiting their work in the Italian city of Milan.
Smart water meters are being trialled across Australia as new data shows the recent drought will wipe billions of dollars from farm production this financial year.


This month we meet several young entrepreneurs with autism who're starting their own businesses, to break the unemployment cycle. We find out how music is changing lives in one of Australia's most remote communities, meet an entrepreneur who is transforming medical equipment and airline security with new carbon nanotechnology, and visit a new Indigenous co-working hub. Catch Small Business Secrets on SBS World News, Saturday nights from 6.30pm. 

Many people with autism have never held a paid job, but at an innovative program is helping some young entrepreneurs break the cycle.
Music can lift learning outcomes, say education experts, with a rock festival this weekend on Lord Howe Island set to highlight some of that success.

New Indigenous hub aims to boost entrepreneurs

Business leaders are urging caution as Indigenous owner-operators race to catch a ‘multi-billion dollar wave of opportunity’.
Australian company Micro-X has just signed contracts with Paris-based security technology company Thales, for global sales of its SA developed counter-terror...


This month we see how entrepreneurs are recycling business waste, and learn how 'sunscreen' is protecting grape vines during recent heatwaves, plus we meet the last farmer standing at the heritage-listed La Perouse market gardens.  

Businesses are being urged to find new local markets for recycled materials to help solve a 1.3 million tonne problem created by China’s rejection of Australian waste.
As the hot weather impacts harvests, wine producers are working night and day to bring in their grapes.
After years of uncertainty, the future of a much-loved family business in La Perouse may soon be secured.
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