Learn how to start your own small business!

Lax Kw’alaams Band Members REGISTER NOW!


Friday September 21, 2018
Crest Hotel –  BC Room
Day: 1-am-noon
Evening: 7-9pm


2 weeks, Monday to Friday
Oct 1st to 5th and Oct 15th to 19th
9am to 4pm

Aboriginal BEST provides participants with a solid introduction to small business and entrepreneurship. You get:

Textbooks featuring insights from Aboriginal business owners
12 main topics that every business owner needs to know
Snacks and beverages
A safe yet inspiring learning environment
Connections to other emerging entrepreneurs, local business leaders, guest speakers, and service providers

We work together to help you along your journey to success

BEST facilitators will share handouts, slides, and videos as they walk you through the training manual, bringing business content ‘to life’ for you.

With inspiring guest speakers and interactive classes, we’ll cover these topics:

101 Business Ideas: Picking and polishing an idea.
Business Plans: When and why will I need one? How do I start?
Market Research: How do I gather new research? Who’s my competition? Where can I find trade and industry information?
Marketing: Who’s my target market? How do I reach them? Do I need a website, social media pages, or print materials?
Business Operations: Creating systems for success, operating plans and challenges, risks and rewards.
Financials: Start-up costs, how to do a simple personal and start-up budget
Where to get funding

The CCAE has helped Aboriginal people of all ages start and grow businesses of all shapes and sizes.

“The facilitators and guest speakers in our BEST financial literacy class shared simple yet important tips… like how to repair my credit now and to save for the future. That class alone has changed – and improved – my life.”  


To register, please contact Lisa Girbav or visit the Lax Kw’alaams Business Development office


250-627-5733 (ext. 2026)


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ABORIGINAL BEST is coordinated and managed by Bruce Lacroix, President and CEO of  The Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. www.ccae.ca