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# Business Support Services First Nation Social Enterprise Foundation

Winfire Business Services Ltd. is a member of the First Nation Social Enterprise Foundation group of companies dedicated to the growth of Indigenous business. Our consulting business operates for the benefit of all First Nation people in Alberta. Our mission is to support the growth and sustainability of Indigenous business through the development of management and governance capacity.

Our Services

Training, Mentoring and Coaching

We provide business information sessions sharing key considerations to starting a business Our Indigenous Entrepreneur Training Program (six 90 minute modules developed with MacEwan University) provides entrepreneurs with insights to successful operation of their businesses

Research, Assessment & Planning

Services provided to new start-up & expanding businesses include • Wise Practices Research • Feasibility Assessments • Business Planning • Strategic Planning

Business Support

We support businesses through the delivery of: • Proposal Development Assistance • Project Management Assistance • Initial Start-up Mentoring • Management Advisory Services

Winfire administers the Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs (IWE) Program for Alberta Indian Investment Corporation – offering the following support to our Indigenous women clients:

• Workshops, training and mentorship on business and entrepreneurship

• Business tools and resources that are tailored to reflect the culture and circumstances of Indigenous women

• Micro-Loan Fund Program that is intended to start or scale a business, made up of repayable and non-repayable contributions

 

Benefits of Working with Us

Equipped with state-of-the-art electronic communications facilities, WinFire is able to work from a virtual platform to effectively serve the management consulting requirements of our clients, regardless of location. Read More

Best Solutions
Boost your Success

We are an essential piece in the socio-economic development of Indigenous communities, fueling entrepreneurial spirit to drive social impact, improved quality of life, wealth, and health in Indigenous communities.

The Team

Our Team

Terry Coyes - Principal Consultant
Sammy Zoerb - Business Services Officer

Testimonials

“I highly recommend Winfire Business Services.  Their respect for Indigenous Peoples and communities allows for an understanding of our challenges and the significance of developing Nation-led solutions.  Winfire Business Services works with a tremendous network of associates adding a remarkable combination of skills and experience to its Indigenous consulting services portfolio.”

Theresa S., Little Red River Group of Companies

 

I just wanted to thank all of you for helping me make my dream a reality! Words really cannot express how much it means to me for everything you and everyone else has done.”

Shane B., Drop the Shop Auto

 

"The professional services provided by Winfire Business Services was instrumental to the successful development of the Nakota Crossing Petro Canada. Their one-on-one approach and knowledge of the processes involved in executing success was definitely appreciated."  

Reg P., Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

 

Thank you for all your help and guidance in getting 6S Fabrication Ltd. up and running!  We couldn’t have done it without you and we’re very grateful for the time and energy you invested in us.”

Rick S., 6S Fabrication Ltd.

 

“Thanks for your help on my business plan. I’m certified and insurance is on the way and will be in business by January. Thanks for all your work and help!,

Jesse A., Historic Outfitters

Our Partners

Winfire Business Services is committed to supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs in Alberta. When we empower others to be successful, we’re successful, and in turn our communities are successful. This cyclical nature of our work drives our organization to uplift the whole entrepreneur through navigating financing options, guidance, mentorship, education, and business assistance. Winfire Business Services is a vehicle for building more independent Indigenous communities.

Contact

1 587 416 0731

#103, 21553 Chief Lapotac Blvd, Enoch AB, T7X 3Y3