Welcome to the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency (KABDA).  KABDA is a department of the Ktunaxa Nation Council Economic Sector.

The Mission of the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency is to increase the number of Aboriginal businesses and their profitability by:

• Acting as an advocate for Aboriginal entrepreneurs
• Promoting and developing Aboriginal entrepreneurship
• Being a conduit for information to all Aboriginal groups

We provide services in the following areas:

• One-on-one business coaching
• Business plan development
• Information about sources of capital
• Pre and post lending advisory services

We serve First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.

If you are thinking about starting a business, or are an existing business owner seeking to expand, contact us.  We would be happy to assist!  Our phone number is 250.426.0595 or toll-free 1.888.426.0595.

In the following pages you will find more information about our mandate, business resources, along with helpful links to training and education to support business start-up and development.

Meantime, click on our Business Directory at left to find out more about the growing number of Aboriginal businesses and their services!  Next time you are looking to purchase a product or service, check out our Directory.  If you are an Aboriginal business owner not listed in our Directory, contact us to be included.

We encourage you to explore, learn and grow.

The Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency gratefully acknowledges funding generously provided by:  Western Economic Diversification and the Province of B.C. and Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.