Empowering Indigenous Entrepreneurs Across Alberta

As an Indigenous entrepreneur, you may encounter unique opportunities and challenges when starting a business. We provide guidance, tools, and resources to help you start and grow your small business in Alberta.

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Dedicated to Help You Start & Succeed

Since 2003, we’ve supported Indigenous small businesses and entrepreneurs. We provide free resources and support, regardless of where you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey.

One-on-one business advice & guidance

Educational resources, guidebooks, & videos

Interactive workshops, events, & webinars

Involvement in Indigenous community events

Meet our Indigenous Entrepreneur Services team

Our team of experts is committed to providing you with the best resources available to ensure the success of your small business.

Norma Wolf Child

Team Lead, Business Strategist

Robyn Soulier-Ritchot , Business Link

Robyn Soulier-Ritchot

Business Strategist

Resources to Help You Get Started

Explore our educational videos and detailed guidebooks to support you in launching and expanding your small business.

Steps to Starting a Business
Contract Opportunities for Indigenous Businesses
Indigenous Business Planning Workbook
Indigenous Business Planning Workbook
How to Become an Independent Contractor
How to Become an Independant Contractor

Service Providers Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Ready to Start & Grow Your Small Business?

How we support Alberta Indigenous communities

We provide:

  • Free small business training for your Indigenous community or organization
  • We’ll attend your tradeshows, job fairs, and other entrepreneurial events

Indigenous Peerpreneur Sessions

Are you an Indigenous entrepreneur in Alberta seeking support and guidance to help grow your business? Our Indigenous Peerpreneur Sessions have you covered.

Over the course of 4 weeks, our free program will bring together established Indigenous entrepreneurs in a virtual group setting to connect, share, and learn from one another. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers, share your business challenges, and gain valuable insights as we brainstorm solutions to support the growth of your business.

Exclusively for Indigenous entrepreneurs, this free 4-week program will feature sessions on June 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Indigenous Peerpreneur Session

Latest Indigenous Blogs

Stay up-to-date with our latest blogs and articles, specifically designed to guide you through every stage of your business.

Reflection: Moving Forward in a Good Way

June 26, 2023|Comments Off on Reflection: Moving Forward in a Good Way

Last May, I had the privilege of attending Forward Summit 2023. It was a two-day event where industry experts, leaders, and professionals gathered to discuss and explore what reconciliation means for corporate Canada, which includes the responsibility and consideration... Read More

Client Story: Sniff’s Pet Products

June 15, 2023|Comments Off on Client Story: Sniff’s Pet Products

A proud Métis business owner, born and raised in Manitoba, Bonny Calvert started her small business journey in response to noticing her pet’s discomfort and distress caused by ticks and mosquito bites when exploring the great outdoors with her beloved 4-legged family members. Read More

Latest Indigenous Blogs & Client Stories

Stay up-to-date with our latest blogs and articles, specifically designed to guide you through every stage of your business.

Meet our Indigenous Entrepreneur partners

Thank you to our partner organizations for helping us foster successful entrepreneurs and build a flourishing small business community across Alberta.