Indigenous entrepreneurs

Are you a First Nations, Inuit or Métis business owner or one who is thinking of becoming an entrepreneur? If so, this page can help you find information to start, manage and grow your business. You will also find information and links to programs and business support organizations specifically for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Financing for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Search our database of government grants, loans and financing to locate programs that best suit the needs of your business.

In addition, these specific financing programs are for Indigenous entrepreneurs who are starting or growing their business.

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon

Support organizations for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Connect with business advisors and peers who can help you develop your skills and achieve your business goals. These organizations may also offer business resources, mentorship and networking opportunities to help get you started.

Business Planning

Before starting a business it is recommended that you have a solid business plan. Access information on business plans, templates and learn more about doing market research.

Starting

Find resources that can help you start your business.

Managing

Learn more about marketing, managing employees and how to run your small business on a day-to-day basis.

Regulation and Taxation

Find out what permits, licences you may need and regulations you will need to follow in order to successfully run your business.

Success Stories

Find the inspiration to start your business! Read these success stories from Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada.

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