About the Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training Program (BEST)

Interested in starting a business?  Need to grow your business?  Want to learn more about business?  Just curious?

BEST is for YOU!  BEST benefits all stages of business.

Turn your dreams into reality!

You don’t need a business idea to participate! Just a commitment to attend and an interest in learning about business.

BEST of all – it’s FREE! There is no charge for any part of the program.

Includes 10 sessions of training with lunch, snacks and beverages at each session.

LIMITED SPACE: Contact us to learn more and join this awesome program.

Contact Caledonia today: 1.866.444.6332 or direct at 250.724.3131 caledonia@nedc.info or find her on Facebook!


Business Coaching

Ongoing Mentoring

Help to Start & Grow Your Business

Local Guest Speakers

Business Plan Guidance


Locations & Dates:

Winter 2020 – 155 Skinner Street, Nanaimo BC

2nd floor

Limited Space for this program. Register today!

Not close enough to Nanaimo?  Visit the Aboriginal BEST website to see if their is a program scheduled in your area and join our interest list to be notified if NEDC is hosting a BEST.


Proposed BEST schedule for Nanaimo, BC.:

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


Presentations Skills


This is registration for the 2020 BEST Business Program in Nanaimo, BC

Dates: Wednesday & Friday, January 22 – Februray 21, 2020

155 Skinner Street, Nanaimo, BC

Call Caledonia @ 1.866.444.6332 or in Port Alberni 250.724.3131 to register over the phone or for more information. You can email Caledonia at caledonia@nedc.info

BEST Registration 2020

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Eligibility Criteria Check

Please call Caledonia at (250)724-3131 or email caledonia@nedc.info if you have any questions.
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Program Information

Confirmation of Participation – Nanaimo

I am committed to attending all 10 days of the NANAIMO BEST Program and will contact NEDC if there are any situations that may prevent me from attending at least 9/10 sessions. I will work with a NEDC Staff to complete the BEST Workbook before March 12th.