NADF hosts Small Business Development Workshops on-line

Innovation, partnerships, training, sharing and demonstrating new opportunities were key themes delivered by Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund staff and their partners during Small Business Week (the week of October 21 to 25). Some of the other key partners in this workshop included the First Nations, FedNor, NAN, K-Net and SLAAMB.

Rachel Garrick, an NADF Project Officer, approached K-Net staff with a proposal to use the broadband network to deliver a series of Small Business Development workshops for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities that have video conferencing facilities already established. Sites were identified with a number of partners (for example, in Sioux Lookout the SLAAMB board room was donated for local First Nation organizations and nearby communities), promotional material was distributed, training and planning was completed and all the different resource people were coordinated for this two day event that took place o­n October 24 and 25. Check out the Wawatay News story about this virtual workshop.

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