Chap. 4 : Links to Resources

This page is part of our Starting a Craft Business learning module.

Related pages here at Craft Labrador:

ABC, Aboriginal Business Canada

Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation:

Canada Business Network:

CBDC Labrador:

College of the North Atlantic – Distributed Learning

  • Not everyone has easy access to a college classroom. The College’s Office of Distributed Learning provides web-based online access to College credit courses as well as certificate and diploma programs that you can access anywhere you have an internet connection.

Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador

Cultural Human Resources Council: The Art of Managing Your Career in Crafts

  • This guide is available for a fee.

Innu Business Development Centre

Futurpreneur Canada

  • A national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.


Nunacor, NunatuKavut Business Centre

Nunatsiavut Economic Development


  • SmartForceNL is a partnership between Bluedrop, NATI & Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Advanced Education and Skills that gives every resident of the province access to:
    • Free online courses on the most workplace topics to improve skills and career prospects
    • A CoursePark Lifelong Learning Profile to share with colleagues and employers
    • Career development tips and online communities for professionals
    • The ability to build their own courses and sell them to the world
    • SmartForceNL also gives every Business and Not for Profit the ability to have a Training Solution for their staff at no cost.

YMCA Business Planning Program – Entrepreneurs Everywhere

  • Entrepreneurs Everywhere is a rural business accelerator that caters to small business. It is designed to develop business ideas, empower entrepreneurs with core business training, and connect entrepreneurs with collaborators and mentors in their community. This program will assist clients as they develop concepts in a collaborative environment. During this program, entrepreneurs will incubate and test small-business ideas through active market validation. The training component will help entrepreneurs develop basic skills in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management and legal issues.

Resources from Outside of Canada

Arts Business Institute

  • Based in the United States, the Arts Business Institute offers online courses on pricing and marketing for a fee.

The Design Trust

  • Based in the UK, The Design Trust has free resources specifically about starting and growing a craft based business. They also offer online training for a fee.