Business Planning Basics for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs, Feb 2021

Creating a business can be a life-changing experience, so business planning is a journey of discovery – about your business and about yourself.

What do you want from your business? Is your idea as good as you think it is? Does it align with your values? Is this how you want to spend years of your life? Will your business make money?

Join Women’s Enterprise Centre and Creative Spirit Solutions for a six-week virtual business planning program that will walk you step-by-step through the process of answering these key questions and more!

If you’re an Indigenous woman who’s in the pre-startup or early stage of running your own business, then this is the program for you.

During this hands-on small-group program, you’ll work with Heather Black, an Education/Business Consultant at Creative Spirit Solutions, to use a series of tools and templates for business planning.

First, you’ll discover if your idea has potential and then you’ll create budgets, strategies and practices for your actual business. You’ll discover:

  • If your idea is viable and if it suits your own personal wants and needs
  • Who your target customers are, how you can reach them and how they will buy
  • How to price your offering
  • What steps you need to take to get your business of the ground, and how much they will cost
  • The financial information that will help you gain confidence and control
  • The strategies and action plans that will help you set up your business more effectively

At the end of this series, you’ll have a complete business plan that you can use to apply for funding or grant opportunities, plus the knowledge and confidence to bring your vision to life!


Schedule: 6-week program, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm-8pm PT

  • Week 1: February 3, 4
  • Week 2: February 10, 11
  • Week 3: February 17, 18
  • Week 4: February 24, 25
  • Week 5: March 3, 4
  • Week 6: March 10, 11

Open to: Current and aspiring Indigenous women business owners all over BC
Delivered via: Zoom
Program cost: FREE

Facilitator: Heather Black | Education/Business Consultant, Creative Spirit Solutions

As this is a hands-on program, only 12 spots are available!

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Heather Black – O’takii Tsowaakii Blackfoot from the Kainaiwa Nation. Heather is an industry expert with more than 15 years of experience in the full life cycle in both the Business and Educational industry. She carries great passion with traditional and contemporary values, always willing to share cross cultural knowledge, and provide you the connection to a professional circle of supports.

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