This month, we speak with several filmmakers sharing stories of asylum seekers and refugees, plus we catchup with Mecca Brands founder Jo Horgan who represented Australia at the recent World Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and meet a former Timor-Leste peacekeeper whose businesses are funding humanitarian projects there. Catch Small Business Secrets Saturday nights on SBS World News. 

As Refugee Week is marked, a series of short films made by people who also have refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds is being screened in Sydney.
Jo Horgan, the founder of the Mecca Brands cosmetics chain, will compete with the world’s top business leaders in Monaco this weekend.
After being deployed as a peacekeeper in Timor-Leste, Shannon French set up two businesses to give back to the country - and help heal his own trauma.


This month, we check out a business training highly-skilled detector dogs to sniff out trouble around sporting arenas including the MCG. We explore small business election worries, meet enterprising mothers supporting vulnerable women and children. And we hear from 'rising star' entrepreneurs, some as young as 12. Catch Small Business Secrets in SBS World News, Saturday night from 6.30 pm.

With the AFL season in full swing, dogs are being used to help combat threats at major sporting venues including the MCG.
The small and medium business sector contributes $40 billion dollars to the economy each year, yet many owner-operators say they're crushed by rising costs and...
Charities including a volunteer mothers' group are increasingly providing emergency relief for people seeking asylum in Australia, with calls for an immediate...
Young entrepreneurs are driving the economy, particularly in the tech sector, and often give back via ethical or profit-for purpose enterprises. Research shows...


This month, we meet the mentors helping women start their own businesses, and some Australian chocolate producers working to end the exploitation of children. Plus, we catch up with Australian Indigenous artists and designers who've exhibited in Italy's Milan, and speak to the Aussie behind smart water technology that's helping to 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.

'A long way to go': Fresh drive to boost women heading startups

Encouraging more women into their own business is a priority for the new boss at Australia’s largest startup community, Fishburners.
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 using carbon nanotechnology, and visit a new Indigenous co-working hub. Catch Small Business Secrets on SBS World News, Saturday nights from 6.30pm. 

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.
Many people with autism have never held a paid job, but at an innovative program is helping some young entrepreneurs break the cycle.

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...

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