ACE has pioneered a unique, culturally-relevant approach to Entrepreneurship. We
have spent two years in research and development to champion
entrepreneurship education to meet the needs of First Nation, Métis and
Inuit (FNMI) communities resulting in a practical, realistic and
achievable learning plan to guide and support through an innovative
experiential learning environment looking through the lenses of the past, present, and future..
While many helpful programs exist, our program integrates Aboriginal perspectives and values ensuring that every participant has a self-identifying entrepreneurial learning experience through classroom and experiential opportunities.
Through the Aboriginal Smart-Start™ Entrepreneurship Training program (ASSET), our facilitators provide participants with a holistic perspective on the principles of entrepreneurship, and volunteer their time, through the business mentoring program, offering guidance, support, and motivation to those in need of help to develop their business plan.
WHERE is ASSET Delivered
ASSET is delivered within your First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Community or Organization engaging participants in business and entrepreneurial skills training including marketing research, financial literacy, operations management, presentation skills, self analysis and team building. We understand and appreciate that not everyone is comfortable doing courses online, that is why we offer ASSET in a comfortable classroom setting.
WHAT will Participants Gain?
Through the interactive learning modules, Participants will identify viable business ideas, learn how to determine their feasibility, and the steps required to start or grow their own businesses. They will learn how to conduct market research, write business plans/funding applications, and explore financing options on their journey to entrepreneurial success!
What does ASSET include?
Why is Mentoring Important?
By the end of the program participants will be able to demonstrate and apply the concepts and processes associated with successful entrepreneurial performance including:
Growth and Personal Development
Participants will also experience changes in personal development including: