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JA Company Program for Indigenous Learners

Do you aspire to launch your own business? Enroll in this unique program that gives you the opportunity to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey and get $500 for your business start-up! No experience required.

Who can participate?
Individuals aged 19 and over.
(If you are outside this age range, we still encourage you to apply.)

Program dates
January 17 – April 4, 2024
Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

In-person sessions

Six openings in each community:

  1. Native Education Centre and Musqueam Band
  2. Osoyoos Indian Band Host Leona Baptiste
  3. Tsawwassen First Nation Host Anu Rakhra

Topics covered:

Types of businesses
Ways to start a business
Brainstorming and researching an idea
Naming your business
Developing a business plan
Producing your product or service
Mission, goals and values of your
business
Managing finances
How to set up your business on Shopify
Why business ethics are important
How to find funding for Indigenous
startups
Managing taxes and insurance
How to market your business
How to pitch your business
And more!

Online session
Six openings, offered via Zoom
Host Kimberly Sommer

Limited spots available!
For more details, contact:
Kimberly Sommer
Program Director Indigenous Communities
[email protected] or 778-808-2439

Pilot program generously supported by Peter Brown

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