The Business Link ABDS Presentation 2011


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Aboriginal Business Development Services for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit entrepreneurs and small business owners in Alberta.

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  • Now we’ll go into more details and examples of how we can help entrepreneurs with some of the following business areas… We will provide more specific examples of how our services BENEFIT entrepreneurs (Ex. We have a variety of sample business plans that clients use as a reference when creating their own business plans. Creating a business plan will require some market research, and we can help pull demographics and other statistics that can help support your marketing plan strategy.) I would like to add a section that explains our networking event, and talks briefly about why an entrepreneur would get involved with networking. Perhaps the Aboriginal Support Circle that Kristina will conduct could be mentioned?
  • The Business Link ABDS Presentation 2011

    1. 1. The Business Link ABORIGINAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES “ Utilizing Resources and Knowledge” Supporting the growth of Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Alberta!
    2. 2. The Business Link <ul><li>Your first stop for business information </li></ul><ul><li>Information resource centre for entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Potential, new or existing businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta-wide service </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of services are FREE </li></ul>
    3. 3. Personal Service is what we are about <ul><li>Information and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on help throughout the business cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Confidential </li></ul><ul><li>No matter where you live in the province </li></ul>
    4. 4. Library Services <ul><li>Small business library collection </li></ul><ul><li>Research services </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical and demographic info </li></ul><ul><li>Books, periodicals, online databases, directories </li></ul>
    5. 5. Guest Advisor Program <ul><li>Business Consultants, Lawyers, Accountants, and Financial Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>FREE, no obligation, no appointment necessary </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one, confidential consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Spring and Fall offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Available in person, by e-mail, by phone anywhere in Alberta – also through video conferencing </li></ul>
    6. 6. Small Business Learning Sessions <ul><li>Practical and affordable: “Quick-to-learn”, “Quick-to-use” on business basics </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by qualified Advisors and successful entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Spring and Fall seasons (registration available online or over the phone) </li></ul><ul><li>Extended to points across Alberta through video conferencing </li></ul>
    7. 7. Aboriginal Business Development Services (ABDS) <ul><li>Specialized program of The Business Link </li></ul><ul><li>Providing links to a network of Aboriginal Business Service Providers in Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>Offering professional support </li></ul>
    8. 8. Resources - Guides <ul><li>“ Is Running a Business For Me?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is the Right Business For Me?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aboriginal Business Service Providers in Alberta” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Financing Options for Aboriginal Businesses in Alberta” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aboriginal Business Planning Workbook” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to Become an Independent Contractor” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Information We Provide <ul><li>Start-up and business plans </li></ul><ul><li>Legal and licensing requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Finances and taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>E-business </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul>
    10. 10. Recap of Our Services <ul><li>Hands-on personal support </li></ul><ul><li>Library research services </li></ul><ul><li>Small business learning sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Guest advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and information </li></ul>
    11. 11. Contact us <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free across the province </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 800 272-9675 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In person – The Business Link in Edmonton and Calgary </li></ul>
    12. 12. Questions
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