The Resources You Need to Succeed

Pauktuutit’s Inuit Women in Business Network is dedicated to empowering Inuit women entrepreneurs on their journey to success. The below tools offer invaluable insights into the world of entrepreneurship, from starting a business to effective marketing and sustainable growth. We cater to individuals of all skill levels and geographic locations, ensuring that no aspiring entrepreneur is left behind. Whether you’re a seasoned artisan or a beginner in the culinary or fashion industry, our network is your ally in achieving your business goals. Join Pauktuutit’s Inuit Women in Business Network today.

Business Workshops

These business development workshops have been created to help Inuit businesswomen, at all stages, strengthen their ideas, products and services. The workshops cover the basics of running a business anywhere in Canada, including the North, as well as insights from Inuit businesswomen on what helped them get started.

The specific topics presented in the business development workshops include:

Business Plans To start a business, a business plan should be created to stay organized and for future reference and potential financial support . This video will help guide those who want to create a business plan.

E-Payments Here you will find safe and secure ways to do your financial transactions.
Online Banking When owning a business, it’s very important to have a financial plan. Here you will learn how to open a business account through your bank.

Marketing & Budgeting Tools

Operating a business in Inuit Nunangat can present some unique challenges. These business development tools have been developed to help Inuit entrepreneurs. We hope these online tools will help you develop your customized Marketing Strategy and Operational Budget for your business.

Marketing Strategy and Pricing Tool

A marketing strategy provides a clear plan for how you intend to reach your customers, including details on how you will promote your business and the methods of communication you will use.

Budgeting and Operational Costs Tool

Determining your business’ budget will help you plan and demonstrate your sales and expense assumptions over the course of one month. This information will also help you plan annual budgets. You can revisit and adjust your figures as your business grows and your projections change.


Understanding Grants

Do you have a business idea but lack the funds to turn that dream into reality? Financial support can come from various avenues, such as grants, which play a crucial role in helping Inuit women start or expand their businesses. Pauktuutit’s Inuit Women in Business Network is on a mission to simplify the understanding of grants. We’ve created resources that cover what grants are, how to find the right one, and how to apply. These resources are designed to guide your grant application journey from start to finish.

Grant Writing Presentation

Grant Writing toolkit

Grant Writing Worksheet


Hiring Overview

Hiring Best Practices Presentation

Best Practices – Before you Hire

Best Practices – After you Hire

Best Practices – Departing Employees

Using Facebook and Etsy for Business

We hope this helps you decide if online selling with Facebook or Etsy is right for you.

This Guide was developed as part of the Inuit Women in Business Network. The production of this Guide has been made possible through a financial contribution from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᔅᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᓕᕈᔅᓯ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ Facebook−ᑯᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ Etsy−ᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᔅᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᓯ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᖅ ᓇᓪᓕᐊ.

ᐊᑐᐊᕈᑏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᔅᓱᐃᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖁᑎᓕᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑎᕐᓂᑦ ᓄᐊᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ  ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᕐᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᒥᓂᕐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ. 

Facebook Business Basics

Facebook Marketplace

Setting Up Your Business Page

Connecting with Customers

Doing Business on Facebook

Facebook Advertising

Seeing How Your Facebook Advertising is Doing

Getting Ready to Etsy

Set Up Shop

Preparing your Listings

Pricing and Shipping Costs


Procurement Process and Training Development Report

This report, based on extensive discussions with Inuit business owners, supportive organizations, and contracting agencies, aims to improve support for Inuit women in business and build a strong Inuit business community. It highlights the challenges and opportunities Inuit women face in getting contracts and navigating procurement processes. View the Report

Procurement Resources

Discover resources designed to help you succeed in procurement. Whether you’re new to the field or looking to expand your business, these resources highlight opportunities in procurement. Gain practical insights and expert guidance to navigate the procurement landscape. Join us in embracing these resources and unlocking new pathways to success!