Why do we need insurance?

Insurance is a way of transferring a potential loss to the insurance company in exchange for a fee, also known as a premium. Insurance companies invest these funds securely so they can grow, and then pay out when there’s a claim.

Insurance can help you:

  1. Own a home. Home Owner’s Insurance is especially useful if you’re applying for a mortgage as they’ll want to know your home is protected. It can also help protect you from weather related damages to the home ...
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Protected: Business of the Year: Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Corporation

The 2018 Business of the Year Award goes to Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP (NSLP) is a First Nation owned seafood enterprise that operates on Vancouver Island’s pristine West Coast. Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood offers planning and management support to our Nations and their community members in various aspects of fisheries and aquaculture.Their office is in Port Alberni.

The limited partnership was established in 2012. However, it was originally Nuuchahnulth Shellfish Corporation (2002) which eventually evolved after PICFI came into effect ...

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Young Keynote Speaker Kendal Netmaker comes to Parksville

Saskatchewan born Kendal Netmaker’s LinkedIn profile impresses: Founder of Neechie Gear, Keynote Speaker, Author of Driven to Succeed, Coach at Netmaker Academy, and Investor—remarkable accomplishments for a young man barely in his thirties. Netmaker’s accomplishments make him an ideal keynote speaker at the ‘Building our Future: A Business Conference for Young Indigenous People’ November 2-4, 2018 at Tigh-na-mara in Parksville, BC hosted by NEDC (Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation). Netmaker will join other successful Indigenous and/or young business entrepreneurs aiming to ...

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Top 10 Marketing Tips

Staying relevant in today’s fast-paced changing market can be overwhelming. New technologies and online platforms are sprouting up all the time and it can be daunting when you’re first starting out, leaving you wondering where you should be focusing your time, energy and money. Here are our top 10 tips to help keep you focused and headed for business success.

  1. Don’t spend too much time building out your product without marketing it. In other words, go out there and test the ...
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Building Our Future

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of every economy, whether it’s a skill, a product, or a service, every great entrepreneur has to start somewhere. The number of Indigenous businesses has grown steadily since 2000 and this emerging sector is well-positioned to deepen its economic footprint. The 21st Century has fostered great change when it comes to the availability of information and technology making it easier now, more than ever, for young people to pursue their career goals.

NEDC has been a ...

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NEDC Grant Success: Panago

As the NEDC continues to help Aboriginals and First Nations communities on Vancouver Island through grants and services it’s always important to celebrate the successes. Recently Christian and Carrie Olney received grant funding to aid them in becoming business owners. By working with a Business Development Officer they were able to receive support to ...

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Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The NEDC has been continuing to develop and grow, helping Aboriginals and First Nation Communities on Vancouver Island become healthy, wealthy and socio-economically independent by offering a variety of workshops, helping to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit across Nuu-chah-nulth territories.

If you’re thinking of embarking into the world of business but find the ins and outs of business to be overwhelming and a challenge, you’re not alone. Even people who have been business owners for years still face challenges in managing and ...

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Turning the Tides of History

Since 2006 the five nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have been fighting the Federal Government for Aboriginal fishing rights. In a 400-page judgement the federal government failed to justify its infringements of these five nations. The judge gave the federal government one year to make changes to government policies. Not only is this an historic win for the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, but the court’s decision will affect all of B.C.’s First Nations as there are other First Nations in ...

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How to Rebuild Your Credit

Poor or bad credit can close doors for you when you’re trying to qualify for loans.  Often you end up having to settle for less than desirable terms such as higher interest rates or insurance premiums.  Some employers even check credit reports before deciding to hire someone.

Rebuilding your credit doesn’t have to be a complicated process, whether you’ve been through bankruptcy, divorce, or just made a few of your own financial mistakes.  Starting with a simple step-by-step plan you’ll soon ...

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

If you have an idea for a business or product, taking on the hat of an entrepreneur can seem like a daunting task.  Having a great idea is half the battle.  But have no fear, anyone can become an entrepreneur.

Simon Sinek is probably one of the most outspoken people when it comes to the subject of business leadership and his talk on TED.com is the third most watched talk of all time.  According to Simon, the best advice is to ...

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