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Indigenous Entrepreneur 101

Ready to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality? 

Join us for Indigenous Entrepreneur 101, where you'll embark on a transformative journey to launch and grow your own Indigenous business. Tailored specifically for people with a passion for self-employment, this hands-on workshop provides you with the essential tools and resources to chart your path as a successful Indigenous business owner.

 

This workshop is designed for Indigenous people with experience in a specific area, possessing skills, talent, and desire who are contemplating self-employment to chart their own path as Indigenous business owners. 

 

The hands-on, interactive Indigenous entrepreneur session provides participants with an introductory look into the world of starting and operating a business. 

Modules:
 

  • Navigating the Indigenous Entrepreneurial Landscape in Canada: Gain insights into the unique opportunities and challenges faced by Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada's business environment.​
     

  • Case Studies of Successful Indigenous Business: Learn from the experiences of successful Indigenous businesses.
     

  • Idea to Opportunity: Explore strategies for assessing the viability of your business idea and transforming it into a lucrative opportunity.
     

  • The Self-Employment Journey, What to Expect and How to Thrive: Understand the realities of self-employment, from managing daily operations to overcoming obstacles and thriving in the entrepreneurial landscape.​
     

  • Resources and How to Find the Support to Grow: Discover the wealth of resources and support networks available to Indigenous entrepreneurs, empowering you to fuel the growth of your business venture.
     

  • Procurement Opportunities with Corporations and Government: Unlock the potential for securing contracts and partnerships with corporations and government agencies, leveraging your Indigenous identity as a strategic advantage.
     

  • Mastering the Essentials: Operational, Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance, and HR. Dive deep into the fundamental pillars of business success, from operational management to strategic marketing, sales tactics, financial planning, and human resources management.
     

  • Steps to Take to Launch a Business. From Idea to Action Plan: Receive step-by-step guidance on launching your business, with actionable insights to guide you through every stage of the process.
     

  • Indigenous Business Advantage: Learn how to leverage your Indigenous identity as a unique selling point, setting your business apart and driving sustainable growth.

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Testimonial

Roland Rudkowsky

Squamish Nation 

"I took 2 business courses with Loa, and what an amazing experience! Loa made learning easy and fun with lots of interaction.

 

She ensures we learned the concepts and had a lot of dialogue about business ideas, and she gave feedback the whole way! I recommend Activ8."

 

Starry Sky

“At Activ8, we've had a high success rate of people starting and maintaining their own companies years after taking our workshops”. 

Loa Fridfinnson, Founder, Activ8

The workshop will be a hands-on session so be prepared to share your thoughts and experiences, participate in individual and group exercises, learn how to develop your business to achieve your goals and have a fun-filled experience with valuable takeaways in the process!

At the end of this workshop, you will have a clear vision of what your life could look like as a business owner with step-by-step instructions on how to make your idea a commercial business. 

Investment: $3,200 per community/organization which includes 8-9 hours of class time over 1 or 2 days, prep and post-work.  Workshop timelines are customized to what will work best for your organization.  Materials, prizes and travel are billed separately. 

Individual entrepreneurs interested in business training, please email us at edu@activ8inc.com with details on what you'd like to learn.

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