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Seed money gives wing to aboriginal ventures -Globe and Mail
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Seed money gives wing to aboriginal ventures
Federal program nurtures entrepreneurs where expertise and capital are in short supply
Special to The Globe and Mail
October 17, 2007
Ten years ago, Sean McCormick was a 23-year-old Métis student enrolled in Manitoba’s Aboriginal Entrepreneurial Training Program with an idea, a business plan and a dream.
Today, he’s the owner of Blue Moose Clothing Company, the biggest manufacturer of mukluks in Canada, and possibly in the world. The Winnipeg company’s annual domestic and international sales have soared to the seven figures, from first-year sales of $170,000, and Mr. McCormick employs 25 people, many of them aboriginal.