From Vision to Venture, An Account of Five Successful Aboriginal Businesses

This report shows that Aboriginal business development creates wealth and employment, which can ensure the well-being of Aboriginal peoples at both the individual and community levels. It profiles five successful Aboriginal businesses and proposes best practice guidelines based on common success factors and lessons learned. These guidelines are designed to inspire and encourage others to develop successful Aboriginal businesses. The findings in this report are based on comprehensive literature review and interviews conducted with community members, Elders, Aboriginal leaders, territorial leaders, and political leaders. They are also based on the experience and expertise of representatives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses; Aboriginal groups; community bands, councils, and hamlets; economic development organizations and initiatives; and training and education programs.

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