Business Plan Boot Camp: The Basics

Presenting organization: Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education

Ch’nook’s mission is to promote business, management and entrepreneurship as viable career opportunities for Aboriginal students in order to contribute to creating a sustainable and self-sufficient economic future for First Nation communities in British Columbia and across Canada.

Session length 3 hours


If you have a specific business idea or you have been in business for a few years but have never written a business plan, this workshop is for you. This three-hour session will introduce the basic components of a business plan. It will help you move forward with confidence, learn how to conduct market research and explore how to create financial plans that will support business viability. Participants will receive a business plan checklist that will cover all the aspects needed for business start-up.

What Participants will learn by attending

  • What goes into a business plan and why,
  • The importance of developing a marketing plan,
  • Why a financial strategy is necessary,
  • Writing a business plan is not that hard!


Danielle Levine, Associate Director, Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education

Danielle Levine is Métis and is originally from Winnipeg. With significant experience working with Aboriginal communities, organizations, and entrepreneurs in Canada, Danielle is a strong believer in the potential of economic development to empower individuals and communities. In her current role as associate director at the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, her work focuses on fundraising, financial management, and administering the Aboriginal Management Program. Her vision is to create a relevant, transformative, and challenging Aboriginal business program