BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and Service Canada, the Aboriginal BEST program provides job creation and skills training. Aboriginal BEST is a free training series that helps to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of people, communities, and organizations. Participants meet guest speakers, identify viable business ideas, determine their feasibility, and take steps to start or grow their own businesses. Learn to conduct market research, write business plans, and explore financing options on your journey to self-employment success!
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Micro-loan program just for graduates of Aboriginal BEST. With financial support from VanCity, CFDC of CIFN, and the Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc.
Is for Aboriginal, Metis, and Inuit, status or not, who are interested in becoming self-employed or starting their own business. It is for both those who have a solid idea and want to see it happen, and for those who have an interest in business but have no specific idea yet.
Is FREE! There is no charge for any part of the program. Includes 12 sessions of training with snacks and beverages at each session.
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|VANCOUVER (DOWNTOWN)||(604) email@example.com|
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