Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)
Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST) provides a 12-part training series at no charge to participants in Aboriginal communities across B.C. The training series takes people through the steps of building a business, from market research to developing a business plan.
- Approximately 1500 participants have graduated from BEST – a graduation rate of about 77%.
- Approximately 69% of BEST graduates go on to start or expand existing business, enter new employment, or enter higher education. BEST business startups include a film production company, a native plant nursery, and a large construction company.