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Aboriginal Business Match

Powell River, BC Best Community Impact:
Employees: 7 In Business Since: 2010

The Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) connects Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers to create opportunities for business – a large gap that has failed to be addressed in the business world. Revolutionizing the way business is done and hosted all across Canada, this event is produced by a small team of six on Tla’amin Nation, is Aboriginal-owned and is becoming the catalyst for a new wave of innovation across all sectors. Despite their small size, the company has successfully created a national network of over 1,200 decision makers and is the most powerful Aboriginal-driven business development event in Canada with plans to expand to the US in 2017.

Some results from ABM:

– In 2015, 92% of delegates developed key contacts anticipating post-event deals
– 1 in 5 signed at least one deal on the trade show floor.
– 2 in 5 say that their participation in ABM has generated revenue.

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  1. Aboriginal Business match has been an excellent venue for connecting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers. A little like “speed dating”, it provides the opportunity to spend 20 minutes face to face with over 30 businesses, as well as networking with many others. The ABM team ensures that your experience is a good one; they are very dedicated, knowledgeable, and organized. Congratulations on your nomination for the Small Business BC Awards – Best Community Impact!

  2. Reed Elley

    This is a great organization which is stimulating economic growth in First Nations.Very professionally run. I know lots about it because my daughter works there. Of course that makes me very biased but if she is working there,they got to be doing great work.

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