Do you have a fantastic business idea and are ready to learn what it takes to become self employed?

Or, are you already running a small business as a sole proprietor and would like to ensure you are set up for growth? Then this condensed 1-week workshop is for you.

Indigenous people are starting businesses 9X faster than non-Indigenous Canadians

  • Due to the recent federal government commitments in Canada, there's more opportunity for Indigenous businesses to thrive than ever before

  • Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) will invest $35.2 million over 5 years to modernize the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business

  • Activ8 courses teach Indigenous people how to leverage this funding in their favour, and advance their training at an accelerated rate

What You Will Learn

The workshop focuses on what being an entrepreneur means, the characteristics of successful innovators, how to develop your ideas into commercial products and services, what daily operations look like and how to gain the resources you’ll need to sustain your business venture.


  • Indigenous self-employment environment in Canada

  • Investigating if a product or service idea is a viable business opportunity

  • Case studies of successful Indigenous businesses

  • Self-employment and what to expect

  • Operations / Management / Marketing / Sales / Finance / HR

  • Resources and how to find the support to grow

  • Procurement opportunities with corporations and government

  • Steps to take to launch a business

  • Indigenous business as a competitive advantage

You'll receive..

In the full course, you fast-track your success learning from your instructor's 20 years of entrepreneurial, marketing, finance and business building expertise.

  • 9 hours of LIVE Zoom training

    3 eves/3 days over 1 week, with Indigenous entrepreneur case studies and guest speakers

  • Videos that compliment the LIVE lessons to refer back to after the course.

    Start applying what you have learned with refreshers on the material.

  • Printable worksheets and resources, and access to an online community of your peers.

    Work on your business at your own pace while joining your peers online who are on a similar journey!

What learners are saying about
Indigenous Entrepreneurship 101...

“Loa is such a great instructor. She is approachable, and has a genuine interest in her students' success. I took her business and sales classes, hosted by the Squamish Nation, and gained so much to help me launch my creative business.”

Melanie Rivers, Melanie Rivers Art

“We had the pleasure of attending a marketing course with Activ8, taught by Loa. It really opened our minds to the world of marketing and how to grow our business. Lots of great energy and we found ourselves excited to take action and progress!”

George Gesic, Keen Construction and Renovations

“One of the best teachers and programs out there. Thank you to Loa for helping me gain the knowledge to build my company. During the business program she taught, she took the time to make sure we got what we needed, learning about marketing and sales.”

Paul Natrall, Winner of the BC Indigenous Entrepreneur Award

“I appreciate the information Loa shared! I was given so many tools to help build my confidence to explore a future business idea. I appreciated the time we spent together. Loa makes learning fun and engages everyone to ensure you receive the most out of the course. Thanks again!”

Tagen Hubick, Squamish Nation Youth

Get a FREE Preview into the Indigenous Entrepreneurship LIVE Virtual Workshop and learn about the opportunities and steps to starting your business!

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Full Workshop Enrollment Options

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