Business Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs
Did You Know: BC is home to the second largest number of Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada, with over 2,000 Indigenous-owned businesses located across the province. In fact, the number of Indigenous entrepreneurs in BC has grown by more than 20% since 2011. Thinking of starting your own business? This page provides aspiring, emerging and established Indigenous entrepreneurs with the resources you need to thrive in the small business world.
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Join Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee of the Squamish Nation, founder of Decolonizing Practices and M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Society for an introduction to decolonizing, indigenizing & reconciling entrepreneurship.Get Started
Discover the resources and supports available at Small Business BC and partner organizations to help you start and grow a successful small business.Get Started
Storytelling has always held a special place in Indigenous culture. Join us for this informative webinar and learn the foundations of branding and marketing, with a focus on Indigenous businesses.Get Started
Hear how Carol-Anne Hilton (Hesquiaht Nation), founder of The Indigenomics Institute, plans to grow the Indigenous economy to $100 billion in the next five years, creating a new economic reality in which Indigenous peoples have an equal share.
Aunalee & Sophia Good (Snuneymuxw First Nation) are sisters and founders of Ay Lelum, a second generation Coast Salish Design House from Nanaimo, BC. They design and produce clothing and fabric patterns featuring traditional Coast Salish Art by their Father William Good, and Brother W. Joel Good.