We are now seeking funding so this program can continue to support our community into 2022 & beyond!
The Indigenous Marketplace is a community economic development initiative that pairs small business and entrepreneurial training, growth supports and infrastructure with the intent of building a stronger, more diversified Indigenous economic presence in the City of Toronto.
Since 2018 and without falter through the pandemic, our Indigenous Marketplace program has been providing opportunities for the local Indigenous community to explore entrepreneurial aspirations by providing business programming, website development, advisory services, mentorship support, technology access and training, online marketing tools, community event space, connections to business networks and much more!
Are you a Toronto based Indigenous Business Owner?
Online Small Business Training
As part of this program the NCCT is presenting Aboriginal BEST (Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training) is the only entrepreneurship training program of its kind in Canada!
BEST benefits people in all stages of business development who want to turn their dreams into reality. Some people are looking for a part-time business opportunity, others have a solid idea to research, and some are eager to write a plan that will help them launch or grow their venture.
101 Business Ideas for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs
Polishing Your Idea
Building Your Business Plan
Financing and Tax
Assessing Your Idea
Hiring the BEST
Participant Presentations. Where to go from here?
Help to start and grow your business
Aboriginal and local speakers
Business Plan competition with prizes
Our Indigenous Marketplace Program has had to significantly pivot the way operates since it began, but thanks to the resilience of our community and the support of our partners Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), Google.org, Tides Foundation, Digital Main ST., IndigeneArts.com, The Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. BLOOR ST. CULTURE CORRIDOR, we have successfully assisted over 78 Indigenous entrepreneurs in starting new businesses!