Diane Schwartz-Williams from the Northwest Business Centre says they're hoping to use $120,000 in reserves to assist with ongoing projects, including a virtual advisor. Essentially, she says it would provide access between remote First Nations and advisors.
"We touched a lot of people with our two aboriginal business day workshops, the ABC's of entrepreneurship. We had 37 people at Eagle Lake and 42 at Couchiching. Their feedback, their comments was huge."
The centre offers consultations, workshops and seminars for those interested in building businesses in northwestern Ontario.
Late last year at a special meeting in October the city discussed with the Northwest Business Center ways to deal with the amount. When Shwartz-Williams replaced Mike Greaves as manager of the business centre she inherited the $120,000.