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Aboriginal Business Service Network

The BC ABSN is a collective of Aboriginal Business Service Provicers in British Columbia who enhance access to business information and resources.

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Important Notice

January 4, 2017 RE: Aboriginal Small Business Roundtable (ABSBR)

Click to view larger image Due to multiple First Nations events occurring on the same day in Prince George, including the C3 Alliance Corp holding 3 First Nations Community Workshops on:

Lets Talk Impact Benefit Agreement
Lets Talk Mining
Lets Talk Natural Gas

The originally scheduled Aboriginal Small Business Meeting (ASBRT) for January 31, 2017, the Ministry of Small Business & Red Tape Reduction has concluded that given these conflicts, it would be prudent to consider rescheduling the original session to a later date.
Instead of the originally planned full-day meeting, the Ministry will host a 90-minute Aboriginal Small Business Case Study Panel Session and discussion on the Open for Business Awards during the Small Business Roundtable’s Winter Quarterly Meeting. The session will be chaired by Minister Coralee Oakes from approximately 11:00 am to 12:40 pm. The Roundtable will use the findings from this session, along with input from previous Aboriginal small business meetings, to work with our team to build a robust Agenda for the Fifth Aboriginal Small Business Meeting, which we hope will occur in the second half of 2017.
ABSN felt that it was important to inform every one ASAP of the schedule change and the revised Aboriginal Roundtable panel session, which will have ABSN and Community Futures participation.

For further information contact the Ministry’s office, Sean Kincross at (250) 387-9083 or at his email: or Rachel Perkins at (250) 387-9083 or her email:

As per our notice in our Newsletter we will keep you informed of any further updates or changes through our website and social media pages. Click Image to view offial notice on our social media page.
Yours truly,
Geri Collins, Administrator
Aboriginal Business Service Network Society

BC ABSN Receives Recognition

The BC ABSN is pleased to announce that we were recognized as a "Partner of Success" at the 2016 Community Futures BC Conference Awards Gala on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Vancouver, BC!

"Community Futures presents the recognition award for your outstanding contribution in supporting businessand entrepreneurial development in British Columbia!"

At this time we would like to thank our staff, board, funders, partners and clients for working with us to make this possible. We also wish to acknowledge the Community Futures community and business leaders for honoring us with this special award of recognition and all those who work tirelessly and passionately towards business, aboriginal business and entrepreneurial-ism and economic development in BC.

ABSN Society

The ABSN BC Board is made up of representatives from Aboriginal Capital Corporations, Aboriginal Business Development Centres, Community Futures offices, federal, provincial, and non-profit representatives.

The ABSN is a non-profit society under the BC societies act and was implemented following a regional research study (Gap Analysis) titled “Assessing the Business Information Needs of Aboriginal Entrepreneurs in B.C.”, published in January 2001. The steering committee that acted as advisors to this report are now the volunteer members of the BC ABSN.

The BC ABSN is administered by the Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations in Kamloops, BC and supported by Western Economic Diversification.

Aboriginal Business Development Centre's

Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre

10055 - 100th Avenue. Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7

Tel: 250-785-1870
Toll Free: 1-888-783-1870
Email: office[at]neabc[dot]ca

Aboriginal Business Development Centre

555 George Street, Prince George BC V2L 1R8

Tel: 250-562-6325
Email: executivedirector[at]

Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency

220 Cranbrook Street N, Cranbrook BC V1C 3R2

Tel: 250-420-2762
Toll Free: 1-888-480-2464
Email: info[at]kabda[dot]org