New fund helps ‘absolutely incredible’ Indigenous women grow their businesses – CBC

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‘When one of us makes it, success breeds success,’ entrepreneur Holly Fortier says

May 11, 2019

Indigenous women leaders will have a new options to grow their businesses.

The Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Fund is now open to women who may lack access to conventional funding.

It was announced this week in Calgary that the fund will provide a 36-month interest-free loan of up to $4,000 to entrepreneurs, for only a small administration fee.

Entrepreneur Holly Fortier says the funding will push Indigenous women through new doors of opportunity.

“Here’s the thing: when one of us makes it, success breeds success,” Fortier said. “You know, I’m really excited for that. The future’s so bright.”

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