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Aboriginal business future probed – Terrace Standard

Mar 3, 2014

A SFU business school is researching the region’s young aboriginal businesspeople.

“For entrepreneurs below 40, we’re trying to get an idea of the supports that are in place and the challenges individuals face,” says Areef Abraham, a consultant working with the Beedie School of Business.

“Typically, there might be an individual who has an idea, but no money. Let’s say someone wants to open a store and there are people who will want to take that risk for their daily bread. If they want to test that, what support is available. What is the entry point and at what point can they launch their business,” Abraham continued.

Thanks to the area’s improving economy, there’s more opportunity than ever before for young aboriginal people to open businesses, he added.

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