Indigenous Services

Resources for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Indigenous Business Planning Workbook

This workbook is designed to help Indigenous entrepreneurs create a business plan. Business plans are very important tools for people starting a business—they are like road maps that outline where you want to go and give the details on how you will get there. Download the Indigenous Business Planning Workbook and get started on your business plan today!

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How to Become an Independent Contractor

This guide is a useful tool if you are looking to start any type of independent contractor business. At the end of each section, you will find a short list of useful resources.

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Indigenous Services Facebook page

We offer specialized support to Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs across Alberta. From startup to expansion, our resources are tailored to meet the unique needs of our Indigenous clients. This page is a place for our Indigenous clients and other interested parties to meet and engage with other users and our Indigenous Business Facilitators.

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Indigenous Services Facebook group

This group is a public Facebook group and place for our Indigenous clients and other interested parties to meet and engage with other users and our Indigenous Business Facilitators. The goal of the group is to create a safe, supportive community for Indigenous small business owners, where they can share stories and learn about running a successful business in Alberta.

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Educational videos

Finding Contract Opportunities as an Indigenous Business
When a company, organization, or government needs a specific job to be competed, they’ll often post an RFP (Request for Proposal) online. These are great opportunities for your Indigenous small business! Learn what an RFP is, how to write a winning proposal, and how to find opportunities from Governments and other organizations.

Steps to Starting a Business as an Indigenous Entrepreneur
Starting your Indigenous small business is exciting and rewarding, but the start-up process can be overwhelming. This video will walk you through the steps to starting a business as an Indigenous entrepreneur to help you get your new business venture up and running!

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Business Plan Template

This template will support you through the first draft of your business plan as you prepare to launch your own startup. Your business plan should be the foundation of everything you do as a business owner. They are valuable no matter where you are in the process—before you start, if you’re already established, and even if you’re planning on selling or closing your business.

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Business Link Business Plan Template