• Youth Aboriginal Business Circles

    Provincial Partnership Aims To Inspire Next Generation Of Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

    Aboriginal high school students will benefit from new business and skills training opportunities, thanks to a partnership between the Province, JA British Columbia (JABC), Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations and the Aboriginal Business Services Network.

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  • ABSN Professional Development Series

    The BC Aboriginal Business Service Netowrk Society Professional Development Series is a six (6) part instructional video series between 15-30 minutes each. It was produced by CFDC of CIFN , The BC ABSN and Dust Dancer Productions with funding made possible by Western Economic Diversification.
    The video series includes:
    1. Aboriginal Business & Law
    2.Aboriginal Taxation
    3. Building Better Businesses: Part One
    4. Building Better Businesses: Part Two
    5. Navigating Government Processes &
    6. Social Media

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  • Small Business Roundtable

    The permanent Small Business Roundtable was established in 2005 to engage in a dialogue with small business owners to identify the key issues and opportunities facing small businesses in British Columbia, and to develop recommendations for small business and government on strategies to enhance small business growth and success.
    Aboriginal Small Business Roundtable (ASBRT)
    The 1st ASBRT was held on July 25, 2010.
    The 2nd ASBRT was held on January 19, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
    The 3rd ASBRT was held on October 17, 2014 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.
    The 4th ASBRT was to be held in Prince George, February, 2017 and rescheduled.
    The Roundtable is chaired by the Minister responsible for small business. Board members are recognized as leaders in their community and represent all regions of the province.

  • GAP Analysis

    Aboriginal Business Network Society (ABSN) is an initiative of the Federal Government Aboriginal Business Development Strategy. In 2001, the Community Economic Development Centre and Simon Fraser University (SFU) completed a Gap analysis on "Assessing The Business Information Needs of Aboriginal Entrepreneurs in British Columbia".

    A three year action plan was developed from the 2001 gap analysis which included hiring an ABSN coordinator, developing REACH Sites throughout the Province, a workbook on Aboriginal Business Development and a variety of other tools – intended as capacity development tools for Aboriginal Business Development Officers.

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    GAP Analysis