60 hours total – maximum # of students: 30
- 12 evenings of 5 hours, or
- 10 weekdays or weekend days of approximately 6 hours
This is a complete “hands-on” course.
Who this course is intented for:
- First, for Economic Development Officers, Band Leaders and Managers, etc. who want to help community members create long-term, sustainable small businesses.
- Second, for community members exploring the possibility of starting and running their own business.
Each participant receives:
- Train-the-Trainer Manual and accompanying Powerpoint Presentation
- Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Training Participant Manuals
- Individual Business Plan Templates
- One-on-one time with Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. facilitator
THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS EITHER PART ONE OR PART TWO, OR BOTH PARTS TOGETHER.
Part One covers why entrepreneurship is important, using case studies; how to fund community entrepreneurship training programs; and how to actually teach / facilitate entrepreneurship training. (Train-The- Trainer)
Part Two is a step-by-step teaching of how to start a small business.
Introduction to Aboriginal Entrepreneurship as Catalyst of Economic Development
Economic and social benefits of Entrepreneurship to a community
Case Studies and Examples
Creating an Entrepreneurship model for your community
Getting Band or Nation Acceptance and Buy-In
Funding Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
Funding the training
Funding the businesses
Timing of entrepreneurship sessions