It’s Business. Not Rocket Science.

Business is not easy, but it is not complicated either. It is a ‘process’ that needs to be followed in a logical sequence, like putting one foot in front of the other, or putting on your socks, one foot at a time. (No, I do not have a foot fetish. It is just an easy […]

Aboriginal Business “Chahoo Threads” Launches !

If enthusiasm is a measure of entrepreneurial drive and success, then Tina Savea of Chahoo Threads is a winner! Tina is a graduate of the ‘Hello I am an Entrepreneur Indigenous Training and Mentoring Program’. Aside from being an enthusiastic workshop participant, Tina took advantages of a number of 1-1 mentoring sessions with Jay Silverberg, […]

“Hello” Program Is Proud Of Its’ Success Stories

Young First Nation’s artist and graduate of Victoria Native Friendship Centre Entrepreneurial Program, Wilson Tutube already drawing attention MARCH 15, 2017 Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Victoria, BC Wilson Tutube is a 20-year-old artist whose startling Nuu-chah-nulth style using insects of the world as inspiration is already garnering attention in both the art and natural history […]

Successful Indigenous Entrepreneur Graduates

Thirty new Indigenous entrepreneur graduates prepared to establish their place in the business world MARCH 15, 2017 Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Victoria, BC The Victoria Native Friendship Centre Entrepreneurial Program is, by all accounts, a resounding success story. This program was created to provide indigenous entrepreneurs with the skills they need to put their business […]

Your “AHA” Business Moment

That’s when everything you have been thinking about, planning, dreaming, talking, sleeping and distracted by suddenly comes together. It is defined as ‘a moment of sudden insight or discovery’. It makes sense. You realize what you need to do, and how to do it. You have gotten your arms around the entrepreneurial beast, and you […]

“What’s In It For Me?” Thinking

Affectionately known as WIIFM, this one of those ‘gems’ of entrepreneurship that far too many businesspeople forget about. People don’t really care about your product or service. Don’t take it the wrong way, they may ‘like’ what you are selling, but they will only ‘buy’ if it delivers something for them. That could be making […]

Business “Secrets” They Don’t Teach You

Having started and run six successful companies, and helped hundreds with entrepreneurial training and mentoring, I have learned a number of “real world – how to” business strategies that really work. The kind of stuff they never seem to teach you in school, or other business programs. Admittedly, most I learned from successes, while others […]

Workshops Start Again October 2017 at Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s Successful “Hello I am an Entrepreneur” Program The Victoria Native Friendship Centre is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a free business training and mentoring program for Aboriginal entrepreneurs. Nothing succeeds like success. In creating new businesses, or growing existing businesses, what best leads to successes is delivering a dynamic […]