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Vancity supports Industry Council for Aboriginal Business to help expand BCs growing Aboriginal business owner sector

Vancity supports Industry Council for Aboriginal Business to help expand BCs growing Aboriginal business owner sector

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Vancity is based in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people. As a financial services co-operative, we work in partnership with First Nation government and Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations to help build stronger communities. Find out more.

February 13, 2012 - The Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB) is launching the BC Aboriginal Business Association (BCABA) to foster capacity for British Columbia’s Aboriginal business owners and entrepreneurs.

BCABA is being unveiled today in Prince George with eight corporate partners who will deliver seminars covering a range of programs and services to support development in the burgeoning Aboriginal business sector. BCABA has established agreements with eight founding corporate partners: BCIT; Bull, Housser & Tupper; KPMG; Maggie Geiser & Associates; PR Associates; Suite-Apps Advisors; T.E. Wealth and Vancity. Each partner will deliver business development seminars and presentations to members of BCABA across the province.

BCIT will introduce its Commercialization Assistance Program to help entrepreneurs in taking their products and services from the idea stage to the marketplace. Bull, Housser & Tupper will provide presentations focusing on contracts, project development, limited partnerships, impact benefit agreements, employment law, business structures and governance. KPMG will provide information on Aboriginal taxation and business advisory matters while Maggie Geiser & Associates will offer training on money management. PR Associates will deliver communication and community engagement strategies, media, presentation and negotiation skills training. Suite-Apps Advisors will introduce and advise on Internet-based technologies that help improve business productivity and management control. T.E. Wealth will develop and deliver investment and financial education seminars that will provide a foundation for sustainable business growth and Community Development while Vancity will offer seminars devoted to best practices in business development and management.

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Article courtesy of National


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