Tsuut’ina Nation Small Business Initiatives Program (SBI) Program

Tsuut’ina Nation Small Business Initiative (SBI) Program The purpose of the Small Business Initiative (SBI) Program is to strengthen economic participation and community progress by encouraging greater entrepreneurship and growth of small businesses. The SBI is a branch of the Economic Development portfolio under the direction of Executive Director Terry Metatawabin. SBI was launched in June 2013 to encourage more entrepreneurs and support new and expanding businesses.

Our clients consist of Tsuut’ina Nation members and existing small business owners which also includes the youth of the Nation. Our intent is community success of entrepreneurs through support services and networking within the community and regionally.

There are many services offered through SBI which include but are not limited to training development and support for individuals who would like to learn more or enhance their business skills. Training services are offered within SBI includes financial, operational and human resource assistance training. As well as guidance with investment and loan application access with partners such as Treaty 7, IBC and Alberta Indian Investment Corporation as well as Peace Hills Trust.

Staff members are fully knowledgeable on the process and needs of the individual client. Staff consist of Chaliss Dodginghorse and Amanda Littlelight, Project Liaisons and Simone Dodginghorse, Executive Assistant. We are currently operating out of the Healthy Living building, we can be reached at 403.281.2082 or sbi@tsuutina.com for any questions you may have about the program. Come in and see what we have to offer….

“Our Elders taught us to be proud of the work we do and to feel good about our talents. We all encouraged each other as a family to the best with we have” ….In honour of Late Katie Dodginghorse.