small business development

Small business is the primary driver of the economy in local economies, in BC, and in Canada yet in Aboriginal communities small business represents a fraction of a percentage of the potential to support a thriving local economy. Aboriginal peoples have a long rich history of having developed a complex and elegant economy and with only small investments of support are allowing Aboriginal peoples to reclaim these skills, their self-sufficiency, and self-determined across Canada in record numbers.

This glimmer of hope is reflected in the Tsal'alh Comprehensive Community Plan (2015) that identified a strong interest to be provided supports to start Tsal'alhmec small businesses.

We, at the TDC, are proud to announce that as a part of our commitment to supporting the development of a diversified, vibrant Tsal'alh economy we will be hosting quarterly small business workshops. As interest and awareness grows we will be announcing Train the Trainer Workshops that allow Tsal'alhmec to not only develop their skills, but become small business consultants for Tsal'alhmec, Aboriginal Financing Institutions, and other clients who are a par to effecting this positive change.

Completed workshops to date are as follows:

  • October 25, 2016
  • September 12, 2016
  • October 13, 2015
  • July 29, 2015

business planning tools

The following small business tools are available for Tsal'alhmec who wish to start their own businesses. They are interactive documents that allow you to walk through and develop your plan, and create your dream, with information and support incorporated throughout.

step 1 - business plan introduction

step 2 - business plan template

step 3 - title page and executive summary

pro-forma template

contract opportunities

The following is a listing of current researched contract opportunities for Tsal'alhmec and their partners.

BC Hydro related opportunities