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The foundation of this program is built on 4 keystones of support and offers several ways in which #BeTheDrum will work to engage and prepare existing and budding Indigenous entrepreneurs for continued success. Those who join our program will be greeted by a team of dedicated Entrepreneur Navigators and Mentors, with access to relevant workshops, networking events, peer-to-peer groups, and our live social media Q&A sessions.
Take the time to explore each keystone of support below and join our program to begin your journey!
Mentorship and Navigational Support for You and Your Business
Entrepreneurship can be a very lonely and uncertain road. COVID-19 has changed the world and has managed to make, even stable employment, not very stable.
Prior to COVID-19 many, who dreamed about starting their own business, found it too risky; now months into the pandemic, many have come to realize that not much in this world is guaranteed, making some areas of entrepreneurship not so risky after all.
If you have made it this far on our website, then you must be close to jumping in with us or already swimming in the exciting realm of entrepreneurship. CONGRATULATIONS! It’s an exhilarating ride!
Building Individual and Community Strength through Peer Support Meetings Right Where You Live
Like a Mastermind Group, our BeTheDrum Peer Support Circles are a network of regular monthly group meetings for Indigenous women and gender diverse entrepreneurs across Canada.
Brought together through the #BeTheDrum Entrepreneur Outreach program, the purpose of these groups is to facilitate authentic camaraderie, to help offset feelings of loneliness, discouragement, and fatigue that entrepreneurs often face. It’s also a means of sharing resources, building new collaborations and relationships, of identifying new market trends and opportunities. In essence, this is our entrepreneurial version of community building – helping to support those daring to do great things – spanning from the furthest, most remote parts of Canada through to the most populous. Our work is to help draw strong lines of belonging and connection for the benefit of all communities, all the while helping to improve and grow business in the neighbourhoods where people live.
To join this network – entrepreneurs simply apply to our free #BeTheDrum Entrepreneur Outreach program.
Join our Live Q&A/Check-in Sessions through your Favourite Social Media Channels
Today, social media is an ever-growing tool used by many to connect with others worldwide. #BetheDrum has created various social media channels that are safe environments for Indigenous women entrepreneurs to connect and communicate with our team and each other.
Our channels provide a positive outlet for our team to engage directly with our community. On these channels, we can exchange ideas, provide support, share tips and tricks, answer questions, discuss Indigenous entrepreneurship, receive feedback, and connect via stories and live feeds.
Another amazing feature worth noting is we can interact with our entrepreneurs by creating fun incentives like “Entrepreneur of the Month”. This is where our navigation team can feature one of our entrepreneurs per month on our socials as a way to share their talents and provide exposure.
We are hoping to build a strong and diverse social media space where all of our followers feel a sense of belonging through being connected and supported by our community.