About the Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training Program (BEST)

BEST is for those interested in becoming their own boss! BEST benefits people in all stages of business development who want to turn their dreams into reality. Some people are looking for a part-time business opportunity, others have a solid idea to research, and some are eager to write a plan that will help them launch or grow their venture.

BEST is FREE! There is no charge for any part of the program. Includes 10 sessions of training with snacks and beverages at each session.

Program includes:

Business Coaching

Ongoing Mentoring

Help to Start & Grow Your Business

Business Plan Competition


Local & Aboriginal Speakers

Locations & Dates:

Port Alberni

January 22 – February 2, 2017
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Campbell River

February 12 – March 1, 2018
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Topics include:

101 Business Ideas for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

Polishing Your Idea

Building Your Business Plan

Marketing Strategy

Financing and Tax

Assessing Your Idea

Market Research

Operations Strategy

Operating Challenges


Project Presentations

Operations Strategy