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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.

Already a small business owner? Join our BC Marketplace for free province-wide promotion, increased web traffic and marketing opportunities.

Attend our Webinar: Decolonizing, Indigenizing and Reconciling Entrepreneurship

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.

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Read our Article on Business Resources for Indigenous Peoples

Discover the resources and supports available at Small Business BC and partner organizations to help you start and grow a successful small business.

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Attend our Webinar: Marketing and Branding for Indigenous Businesses

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.

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Discover the Importance of Land Acknowledgements

Brianna Julian, Director of Indigenous Business Development Services shares her thoughts on the importance of Land Acknowledgements for businesses operating in Canada.

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Indigenous Spotlight

Indigenomics Institute

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.

Ay Lelum

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.

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