What is the Aboriginal Business Service Network?

The Aboriginal Business Service Network is comprised of organizations who offer services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs.

We offer:

  • Business information and resource materials
  • Assistance with business plan preparation
  • Business advisory services
  • Training in the form of workshops and seminars
  • Financing for businesses

Business Development Resources


Business Plan Competition

Aboriginal Business Service Network and Vision Quest Conferences Inc. present Dragon's Quest - Community Futures Manitoba Inc. - Rural and Northern Manitoba Economic Development

Each year, the Aboriginal Business Service Network sponsors an Aboriginal Business Plan Competition, evoking the spirit of entrepreneurship. Winners in each of the rural and urban (City of Winnipeg) categories receive $5,000 towards starting their business!


ABSN Business Plan Competition Winners

Each year, the Aboriginal Business Service Network (ABSN) sponsors a business planning competition that hopes to promote and encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst Aboriginal entrepreneurs across Manitoba. Each year two winners are selected in a Rural and an Urban (City of Winnipeg) category. Winners receive $5,000 towards starting their business. Below is a list of previous winners.


Call for Proposals 2012/2013

Aboriginal Business Service Network (ABSN) Capacity Building Projects

Each year, the Aboriginal Business Service Network sponsors a Capacity Building Project Call for Proposals. Capacity building projects are designed to allow organizations serving Aboriginal entrepreneurs to access up to $5,000 to implement projects that will encourage, support and/or assist Aboriginal entrepreneurs in communities served by the organization.

Deadline: June 25, 2012

Successful applicants will be notified by June 30, 2012.

Please note that all projects must be completed by March 31, 2013.

Contact ABSN

Deborah Smith, Project Coordinator

Phone: 204-944-8438
Email: dsmith@cfmanitoba.ca