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4 days left to nominate (or vote for) your small business
03/05/2021

4 days left to nominate (or vote for) your small business

5️⃣ days left to nominate & vote for your favourite small business in British Columbia! 📨 sbbc.co/awards

🏅#SBBCawards nominations and voting deadline: Extended to March 8th, 𝟵 𝗮𝗺!

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𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗕𝗕𝗖 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 – 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗳 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗪𝗶𝗻

☂️Chris Stephens, CEO of Twirling Umbrellas: "We were really grateful for the experience and it was so valuable comparing ourselves to the other finalists. It helped us put our business into context. We saw what other businesses were doing and it highlighted where we needed to be to match them. I actually think it was a big part of starting the culture we now have at Twirling Umbrellas."

🐱Nathan Chan, General Manager at Catoro Pets: “I think the format of bringing local entrepreneurs and businesses together offers a fantastic way of networking and getting a sense of community with like-minded individuals who may have gone through the same challenges we did. From talking to them you gain a different perspective or a different solution to your shared problem.”

🍴Marissa Bergeron, Founder of eatthedishes.com: “The SBBC awards were an enriching experience for us at Eat the Dishes in many ways; we sharpened our public speaking skills while preparing for our pitch, increased our network of likeminded business connections, booked new events due to our exposure as an award candidate, and finally actually carved out a moment to celebrate our achievements in our first year in business (something often neglected in the small business world)."

🔊Joe Salazar, Operations Manager at GeoScan Subsurface Surveys: “Participating in the Awards gave us a chance to get valuable exposure with the BC small business community while celebrating the achievements of our hard working team. It gave us a zoomed out look at ourselves, and helped us find areas for potential growth.”

🦺James Flawith, Founder of Lil Worker Safety Gear: “I learned a lot about myself and my company along the way. Events like the Small Business BC Awards push entrepreneurs to improve, and even though I didn’t win, just participating really opened my eyes to what’s possible if you work hard and persist.”

The B.C. government has extended the deadline for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program to ensure b...
03/05/2021
Business recovery grant program extended | BC Gov News

The B.C. government has extended the deadline for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program to ensure businesses have the time they need to apply.

The time to apply has been extended from March 31, 2021, to August 31, 2021: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0015-000394

The B.C. government has extended the deadline for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program to ensure businesses have the time they need to apply.

Women's Enterprise Centre
03/05/2021

Women's Enterprise Centre

Celebrate International Women's Day with some of these great upcoming virtual events! #ChoosetoChallenge and check out some of these great resources provided by these amazing organizations!

WEKH / PCFE | SFU VentureLabs | Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce | Greater Vancouver Board of Trade | Vancouver Women in Technology - VanWIT | Business in Vancouver | Futurpreneur Canada | Vancity | Penticton Women in Business | Penticton Chamber of Commerce.

Call for indigenous artist's
03/03/2021
designcontest

Call for indigenous artist's

Communities across Canada and First Nations coast to coast will come together in the spirit of reconciliation and wear orange shirts in honour of Residential School survivors and hope for a better future.

Cando
02/17/2021

Cando

FREE Webinar Wednesday Feb 17th

11:00am MST (1:00pm EST)

Presentation: Doing business with the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the Canada. Each year, the federal government spends up to $20 billion on goods, services, and in construction. Want to learn how your business can do business with the federal government?

Learn how the government does its buying, how you can to register to sell to the government, keep track of opportunities and more.

Register today for this FREE session.

www.edo.ca/links-to-learning/webinar-wednesday

Cando
11/19/2020

Cando

Creation of Indigenous Business Taskforce netting results for various companies

Teamwork can often produce considerably better results than individual efforts.
That has certainly proven to be true with the creation of the Indigenous Business Taskforce. Early on during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government called on businesses to increase production of personal protection equipment (PPE), in order to better deal with its response to the widespread illness.

As a result, a number of national Indigenous organizations teamed up to create the Indigenous Business Taskforce. Officials from Cando spearheaded the establishment of the taskforce.

Keith Matthew is pleased to see some Indigenous businesses have landed contracts with the federal government to provide PPE. And he believes Indigenous businesses are capable of landing many more deals in the future.

http://www.edo.ca/news/indigenous-business-covid-19-response-taskforce/indigenous-business-taskforce-netting-results-for-various-companies

November is FREE education month! This means you can attend over 25 webinars, and Talk to the Expert sessions during thi...
11/17/2020
November is FREE Education Month at Small Business BC - Small Business BC

November is FREE education month!

This means you can attend over 25 webinars, and Talk to the Expert sessions during this month – for FREE. Whether you are looking to start, grow a business, or build resiliency during COVID-19, our educational calendar for the month is stacked with informative and practical sessions that will put your business on the road to success.

https://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/november-is-free-education-month-at-small-business-bc/

This November, Small Business BC is offering webinars and Talk to an Expert consults for FREE all month long.

11/17/2020
www2.gov.bc.ca

Governments and the private sector are supporting businesses in British Columbia affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of B.C.’s COVID-19 Action Plan, the provincial government launched income supports, tax relief and funding for
people, businesses and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/employment-business-and-economic-development/business-management/small-business/covid-19_small_business_supports.pdf

11/17/2020
cfdcofcifn.com

Do you want to incorporate or are you thinking about incorporating? Then check out the Incorporation Guide for Indigenous Entrepreneurs in BC!

http://cfdcofcifn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Incorporation-Guide-for-Indigenous-Entrepreneurs-in-BC-July-31-2018.pdf

11/11/2020
Small Business BC

Free upcoming webinar hosted by Small Business BC

Have you registered yet for 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱. 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘄. 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲.? This FREE day of education happens virtually on Wed, Nov 18th and covers topics as diverse as growing your digital presence, finding capital to help your business grow, and goal setting for entrepreneurial success. Register now 📝 sbbc.co/BGT

One of the highlights on the day is a panel discussion featuring some of BC’s brightest entrepreneurial talents ➡️Small Business Stories – Starting and Growing a Business!

The business start-up phase is a thrilling time with endless possibilities. It’s also a challenging period with plenty of learning. Learn valuable tips and approaches from those who have successfully navigated this path and discover shortcuts for the road ahead.

Entrepreneurs include:

🥜 Jill Van Gyn, CEO of Fatso

✈️Teara Fraser, Lead Executive Officer of Iskwew Air

💡Miranda Lievers, COO and Co-Founder of Thinkific

🚣Mike Willie, Owner of Sea Wolf Adventures, Inc

⏱Moderated by Karley Cunningham, Big Bold Brand

#smallbusinessbc #bcentrepreneurs #realstories #inspiration #supportlocalbc

Free upcoming webinars hosted by the Women's Enterprise Center
11/11/2020
Beyond BC: A Beginner’s Guide to Exporting

Free upcoming webinars hosted by the Women's Enterprise Center

There are 7.5 billion people in the world, but less than 0.1% of them live in BC. So how can you sell to new potential customers outside of the province?

Program for Indigenous female business owners gets boost through new partnership
10/28/2020
Program for Indigenous female business owners gets boost through new partnership

Program for Indigenous female business owners gets boost through new partnership

Matchstick, a program offered by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, helped Destinee Peters learn more about business plans and provided her with a network of mentors and other Indigenous female business owners. Now, the program is getting a boost.

10/21/2020
Pow Wow Pitch

Pow Wow Pitch

We’re THRILLED to announce the winner of this year’s $10,000 #PowWowPitch grand prize… congratulations to Lynn-Marie Angus, the co-owner of @SistersSage3 of the Gitxaala, Nisga’a, Cree and Metis Nations - presented by @RBC! 🤩

Lynn-Marie says: “Winning is a huge confidence booster for me professionally and personally and has helped me to get Sisters Sage more visibility, which also inspires other Indigenous entrepreneurs to start up.” #PowWowPitch

Winner of $10,000 Lynn-Marie says she’ll be using the $10,000 prize to move her business out of her basement and into a renovated garage with a bigger production space and capacity to bring on employees. Congrats Lynn-Marie! #PowWowPitch
A HUGE thank you to our presenting partner @RBC! This year’s #PowWowPitch was made possible with your support and we’re grateful for the impact you’ve helped make in grand prize winner Lynn-Marie’s business and life. Thank you!

Cando
10/03/2020

Cando

‪2020 Cando Conference‬
‪Save the Dates: Oct. 20-21 & Oct. 27-28‬
‪Cando is proud host it’s 27th Annual National Conference & AGM - via virtual format. Check out the Conference agenda that includes showcase panels, plenaries and workshops plus so much more! Very affordable pricing for delegates due to sponsorships from stakeholders.
http://www.edo.ca/conference/2020/conference-agenda

Indigenous Tourism Canada
08/31/2020
Indigenous Tourism Canada

Indigenous Tourism Canada

Do you hear that? The Okanagan is calling. Follow along as Brendin Kelly Photography and his girlfriend, Meghan, check out some of the Okanagan’s best kept secrets.

First, they visit Kekuli Café Coffee & Bannock to experience a warm Indigenous welcome alongside fresh food and bannock. They then set off to meet Greg Hopf, their tour guide with Moccasin Trails to walk the ancestral paths of Greg’s ancestors, to touch, smell, see, hear and feel the rich culture of his Peoples. They settle in for an exquisite tasting experience at Indigenous World Winery, a special place that merges modern culture with Indigenous history.

After a full and amazing day, they spend the night at Spirit Ridge Resort, surrounded by natural landscapes and delicious food, for a true wellness-centered retreat.

The next morning, they venture out to the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) for a fascinating interactive discovery of Canada’s only desert! A visit to the Nk'Mip Cellars follows, where Brendin and Meghan dig into a locally sourced and lavishly prepared menu. They then dine at The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry before wrapping up a truly magnificent Indigenous journey through the heart of British Columbia.

Remember to stay safe and follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please also check to make sure the destination you are travelling to is ready to welcome visitors.

#DestinationIndigenous #ExploreCanada #CanadaNice #DestinationIndigenousNice #IndigenousBC #exploreBC

Cando
07/16/2020

Cando

More than $10,000 in prizes!
2020 (Virtual) Economic Development Youth Summit - Aug. 10-13.
Youth delegates will be invited to participate in this virtual 3-day event. Applications now OPEN!
#inspiringsuccess #youthsummit2020 #cando2020 #Indigenous #youth
bit.ly/3dYnhx6

Cando
07/11/2020

Cando

Join the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative (IHII) Circle

A community of practice for those addressing the housing
needs of Indigenous people in Canada.
* Monthly learning webinars
* Helpful resources - including a project assessment tool to
help you assess the readiness of your community project
* Discussion forums

https://icenet.work/spaces/25/ihii-circle/home

Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Indspire Awards Nominees must be individuals who:-Are of First Nations, Inui...
06/16/2020
2021 Nominations | Indspire

Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Indspire Awards

Nominees must be individuals who:
-Are of First Nations, Inuit or Métis heritage;
-Demonstrate outstanding achievement;
-Are of any age (youth award nominees must be 27 years of age or under by nomination deadline); and
-Are permanent Canadian residents or Canadian born

for more information including nomination categories:
https://indspire.ca/events/indspire-awards/2021-nominations/

Applications now OPEN!Cando 2020 (Virtual) Economic Development Youth Summit  Aug. 10-13. Youth delegates will be invite...
06/16/2020

Applications now OPEN!
Cando 2020 (Virtual) Economic Development Youth Summit Aug. 10-13. Youth delegates will be invited to participate in this virtual 3 day event. $10,000 in prizes to be awarded!

#inspiringsuccess #youthsummit2020 #cando2020 #indigenous

Applications now OPEN!
2020 (Virtual) Economic Development Youth Summit - Aug. 10-13.
Youth delegates will be invited to participate in this virtual 3day event.
$10,000 in prizes to be awarded!
#inspiringsuccess #youthsummit2020 #cando2020 #indigenous
http://www.edo.ca/youth/economic-development-youth-summit-2020

The Sacred Country Collective
05/19/2020

The Sacred Country Collective

Supporting an Indigenous Business during the COVID19 pandemic is simple. Even if you are not in a financial position to purchase products or gift cards you can simply like a post or suggest for family and friends to follow the business. Every bit of support helps Indigenous businesses become an important part of the Australian economy and inspires growth in the sector. Dhunuwi Wa Durrgan would like to thank each and everyone of you for supporting our journey so far. #business #indigenousbusiness #blackbusiness #australiansmallbusiness #smallbusiness #supportingbusiness #womeninbusiness

Community training grants are opening in May
05/07/2020
Community training grants are opening in May

Community training grants are opening in May

This highly popular grant opens again in the May. Used for providing training that leads to employment - including self employment. ICLD offers a wide range of programs that have been successfully funded. Contact d'Art for more information using the blue 'more info' button below.

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a res...
04/15/2020
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses - Canada.ca

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Building Self-Reliant CommunitiesCompiled by Global Indigenous Trust and CandoIn these times of uncertainty, we must loo...
04/15/2020
Building Self-Reliant Communities - Cando

Building Self-Reliant Communities
Compiled by Global Indigenous Trust and Cando
In these times of uncertainty, we must look to our own self-reliance once again - going back to the land, back to working with the land and back to our natural values and principles. Investing in our communities is the only “fail safe” measure at this time for it will give us the strength and resilience necessary to weather any storm. It is time to move away from dependency on a system that has never worked for us, towards a system that we have always known to be true.

For more information:
http://www.edo.ca/news/building-self-reliant-communities

In these times of uncertainty, we must look to our own self-reliance once again - going back to the land, back to working with the land and back to our natural values and principles. Investing in our communities is the only “fail safe” measure at this time for it will give us the strength and re...

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SEEKING INDIGENOUS YOUTH AGES 18 - 29 GEN7 Wisdom & Courage Training Series - Part 1 Free Registration here: https://bit.ly/2C9zSPS The GEN7 Wisdom & Courage Training Series will feature weekly speakers sharing their story and insight on the importance of 8 different skillsets. It is our intent to offer hope, inspiration, and courage through this webinar series for young people out there who are seeking positive perspectives and knowledge to prepare themselves for the future. • Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller - July 7th, 2020 - Critical Thinking • Michael Linklater, #1 Basketball Player - July 14th, 2020 - Teamwork & Collaboration • Ian Campeau A.k.a DJ NDN - July 21st, 2020 - Creativity & Innovation • Patrick Mitsuing - July 28th, 2020 - Information Communication Technology & Digital Literacy • Part 2 - August to be announced. Joined by Elders who will offer opening and closing words for our webinar gatherings. Elder Deborah Baker - Squamish Nation, Elder John Sinclair - Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation & Ermineskin Cree Nation Hosts: Leland Macleod and Jarrett Whitefish. For more information: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/krrrna2
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