Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

Events for Small Business Month 2014

Oct 10, 2014

It's October and that can mean only one thing: it's Small Business Month in BC! Whether you're still in the planning stages, hoping to expand your business, or somewhere in between, there is an event going on this month that you'll want to check out. Here is a list of just some of the small business events taking place around BC.

Original innovators: A profile of the First Nations Technology Council

Jun 6, 2017

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, which is an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Here at the SBA, we would like to recognize an important organization that is leading the advancement of digital technologies in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia: the First Nations Technology Council.

Planning for Success: Aboriginal Small Business Success Starts with a Business Plan

Jun 6, 2014

June marks a time in Canada to remember the contributions and assets of the Aboriginal community to Canada’s history, economy and enriching culture. As we approach National Aboriginal Day being officially observed Saturday, June 21st, we wanted to offer an overview of a distinct measure of success among our Aboriginal businesses – the business plan.

Resource Highlight: Hiring Students and Young People

May 5, 2013

There are numerous initiatives to encourage Canadian employers to hire students and young people as well as provide mentoring services to young entrepreneurs. These programs have numerous benefits for both BC businesses and BC's young people and students. In this blog, we will highlight three such programs that BC entrepreneurs and businesses can become involved with:  

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Small Business Month: Centering Diverse Perspectives

Oct 10, 2021

How do you add more seats around the table? And what magic happens when you do? The resources below originating from a plurality of creators shed light on both the challenges for varied voices in small business and entrepreneurship to be heard as well as what successes can be realized when diverse perspectives are included. 

The Support You Need: Resources for Professional Guidance and Mentorship

Feb 2, 2015

Your business is a long-term commitment, with frequent surprises and questions along the way. Whether you're just starting out, in the early years of your business, or facing a major change, you'll need the support and guidance of someone who's been there. Use the resources here to find the right mentor for you. Featured mentorship programs: »Aboriginal Business Mentorship Program (Canada)