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Programs and Resources Guide for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

This guide lists all programs and services for entrepreneurs


Here are also some
resources that can help you, sorted by topic:

Starting a business

Need help starting a business? This section is designed for you.

Resources and links

Strategic planning

Nowadays, strategic planning is a necessity for large or small businesses Why is that? Because it helps determine precisely where we want to bring a business in the coming year or on a longer term, and how we will take it there.  Strategic planning is a coordinated and methodical process which helps establish the orientations of a business and the means to achieve it.  The plan which results from this exercise contains amongst others the strengths and weaknesses of the business, the exterior elements that can influence the business, etc.

Resources and videos

Market study

Market research is the process of gathering information which will make you more aware of how the people you hope to sell to will react to your current or potential products or services.


Marketing plan

The marketing plan clearly explains the ways to interest clients in a product or in services, and to convince them in buying it.  Also, it contributes in inspiring the lenders with a feeling of trust by showing them that the enterprise stands great chances of becoming prosperous.  Contrary to certain ideas, a marketing plan is not a one-off document which is put away in a filing cabinet.  It is rather a document which must be updated regularly in order to take into account the changing needs of the business and its clientele.  It contains, among others, an analysis of the business situation, its objectives and the strategies to attain the targeted goal.  


Research and Development

We call research and development all the investigative activities that a business chooses to conduct with the intention of making a discovery that can either lead to the development of new products or procedures, or to improvement of existing products or procedures. Research and development is one of the means by which business can experience future growth by developing new products or processes to improve and expand their operations.

Resources and links

Financial planning

Financial planning helps a business grow in a profitable manner and follow its evolution.  Also, it enhances the capacity to anticipate potential problems, while adjusting to changes that could occur. Financial planning is also necessary when funding is sought or when the financial situation of a business requires improvement.  A financial plan includes the financial situation of the owner(s), the statement of business activities, a profitability analysis, etc.



Resources and videos

Human Resources Management

Human Resource Management is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training.

Links and videos

Business Continuity Planning

It’s a proactive planning process which aims at ensuring the delivery of services or essential products of a business during a period of disruption. These products or essential services are those which must be provided in order to insure survival, avoid causing injuries and respect the legal and various obligations of an organization.  The business continuity planning also allows a business to protect its facilities, its data, as well as its assets.  It includes the following: plans, measures, arrangements and the identification of necessary resources (personnel, information, equipments, financial allocations, legal advice, the protection of infrastructure and installations).



It is the acquisition of goods or services required for the operation of an organization or a body, at the appropriate level of quality demanded, in required quantity, at the lowest costs and within the expected timeframes.



In this section are some resources which can help you to start or to develop a tourism business.


Other resources

This section contains other links leading to other sites which can be helpful.




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