February 17, 2023
Prospective Yellowknife entrepreneurs were invited to a lunchtime session on Wednesday to learn how the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) can help to transform their business plans and ideas into reality.
Staff members from ITI’s North Slave Regional Office hosted the event at the Yellowknife Elks Lodge to highlight a variety of funding and support programs for all manner of business.
Josh Heron describes ITI’s Business Support Programs. For more information look up the SEED policy and the various funding programs it supports.
Twenty eight members of the public attended the information session. They had business ideas in art, film, agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing, and had questions about all levels of services ranging from business plan development to project funding and land acquisition.
The hour-long presentation and question period also provided an opportunity to meet the ITI representatives that are available to work with them to develop effective and targeted funding applications.
Michelle Handley presents ITI’s Tourism Business Programs. She discussed ITI’s NORTHERNMOST HOST Customer Service training program, as well as tourism sector funding.
ITI’s North Slave office is hoping to make this outreach a regular feature of their planning calendar and will look to expand to include other funding agents.