Senior Indigenous Business Consultant

Location: Nova Scotia
Company: Indigrow Business Management

About Us:
Indigrow Business Management is Atlantic Canada’s leading Indigenous small business consulting firm. We are dedicated to empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing comprehensive support and resources to help them succeed. Our mission is to foster economic growth and sustainability within Indigenous communities through expert guidance and tailored services.

Overview:
We are seeking a passionate and experienced Senior Indigenous Business Consultant to join our team in Nova Scotia. The successful candidate will work closely with Indigenous entrepreneurs, providing them with the necessary tools, guidance, and support to launch and grow their businesses. This role involves delivering end-to-end services to ensure our clients’ business success: assessing client needs, developing scopes of work, and executing projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Needs Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments of client needs to develop tailored scopes of work.
  • Scope Development: Create detailed scopes of work based on client needs, designed to ensure business success.
  • Service Delivery:
    • For New Startups: idea validation workshops, business planning, and funding advising.
    • For Existing Businesses: growth and expansion strategies, business coaching/mentorship, and the 4-week Business Fix program to enhance operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Project Management: Oversee projects not directly delivered by Indigrow, ensuring they meet client needs (e.g., legal services, marketing services, business acquisitions).
  • Funding Assistance: Guide clients through the process of securing funding, including grants, loans, and other financial resources available to Indigenous entrepreneurs.
  • Ongoing Support: Provide continuous support and mentorship to clients, helping them overcome challenges and achieve long-term business success.
  • Workshops and Training: Develop and deliver workshops and training sessions on various aspects of business startup, including business planning, funding, marketing, and legal frameworks.
  • Business Development and Networking: Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including Indigenous communities, financial institutions, and government agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, or a related field. MBA or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in business consulting, entrepreneurship, or a related field. Experience working with Indigenous communities is highly preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Exceptional Business Acumen: Deep understanding of business startup processes, along with knowledge of methodologies and tools to enhance business success.
    • Communication Skills: Outstanding communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, enabling effective interaction with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge: Familiarity with funding sources and financial assistance programs available to Indigenous entrepreneurs.
  • Attributes: Passionate about supporting Indigenous business development, with the ability to build trust and rapport with clients.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact within Indigenous communities.
  • Professional development and growth opportunities.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.

Diversity Commitment:

Indigrow Business Management is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. We actively seek applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds, especially Indigenous persons, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates to support our commitment to community impact and representation.

Deadline to apply isJune 14, 2024

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and experience to Ricard Lewis, Founder & President, by June 14, 2024. Please include “Senior Indigenous Business Consultant – Nova Scotia” in the subject line.

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