Entrepreneurs

"Wide open visions"

Catherine Roque, manager, Aboriginal Business Services, at the Business Development Bank of Canada talks about her family life and why she loves helping Aboriginal entrepreneurs through the BDC.

Watch more videos at the IdeaConnector YouTube channel

 


The Boom Box

Young aspiring Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan presented their business ideas in spring 2013 in a CBC TV show called The Boom Box. The judges included W. Brett Wilson, formerly of the Dragon's Den -- though Mr. Wilson was very un-dragon-like. Three finalist were chosen.

Find out who won at cbc.ca/sask


Aboriginal Women's Sharing Circle

Watch and read stories of Aboriginal women entrepreneurs who share practical insights and tips on how they achieved success. "It's about women supporting women to become extraordinary in business." Comments and other participation are welcome through their social media.

Go to 'Sharing Circle' web page

 


Useful business funding info

from the BDC

Some things to check out:

  • The Growth Capital for Aboriginal Business program finances the start-up and expansion of small businesses – for Aboriginal entrepreneurs operating on or off reserves in Canada.
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Are you an Aboriginal entrepreneur?

If not, would you like to be?

The Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association has programs and supports in place to help you grow your business.

Whether your business is big or small, ASWA's resource team can help you identify the actions you need to take to move your business forward. We can help you create a vision, a stategy and a plan that will take you to the next level.

When you join the Smartpreneur entrepreneurs' club, you will receive expert business advice, newsletters and announcements, and access to Internet-based training events. There is no cost to join and no risk!

For more information or to join Smartpreneur, contact us at info@aswa.ca .