Waubetek Business Development Corporation
6 Rainbow Valley Rd, PO Box 209
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Phone: (705) 285-4275
Fax: (705) 285-4584
Windspeaker Radio speaks with Dawn Madahbee Leach, General Manager of Waubetek Business Development Corporation in Birch Island, ON.
One of the challenges facing Indigenous people who run successful businesses is skepticism. But Madahbee Leach uses that skepticism to fuel her drive to show that Indigenous people can be successful as entrepreneurs. "I like to make sure that we are providing the top-notch quality in goods and services, and that we're the best at marketing. But also living by our Grandfather teachings through kindness, compassion, being courageous and respectful, and wise in our choices," said Madahbee Leach.
"Make sure to learn everything you can about your business," Madahbee Leach advises. "Get some experience and credentials in the field you want to get started in. I think it's really powerful if you can add something to your business idea that shares the beauty of our culture."