Form 81-008E "Business Proposal Form" - Canada

Form 81-008E is a Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada form also known as the "Business Proposal Form". The latest edition of the form was released in April 30, 2012 and is available for digital filing.

Download an up-to-date Form 81-008E in PDF-format down below or look it up on the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Forms website.

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BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Instructions for completing your Business Proposal
1. The Business Proposal allows us to determine eligibility for the support available through the Aboriginal Business
Development Program. Therefore, it is important that you answer all the questions completely; use attachments if
space is insufficient. Include any additional information that supports your proposal, such as business studies, market
studies, financial statements and relevant industry information.
2. Before making a commitment to provide assistance, the Aboriginal Business Development Program may require an
assessment of the potential impact of your project on the environment. To minimize delays, you should submit with
your Business Proposal a copy of environmental studies or any other available information concerning possible
environmental impacts.
3. Please ensure that your Business Proposal is signed and dated.
4. Please submit the completed Business Proposal, including attachments, to the Aboriginal Business Development
Program delivery office nearest you (see below). Retain a copy for your files.
5. Before completing the assessments of your Business Proposal, a development officer will review the information in the
document and contact you to discuss your proposal in more detail.
6. Following a review and discussion of the information provided, and depending on the nature of your application, you
may be asked to supply a comprehensive business plan.
For more information
We provide a range of support, information products and services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and business
organizations.
For more information, please contact Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada delivery office nearest you,
or visit http://aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033140
Area
Telephone
Facsimile
For products and services provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Halifax ...........................................................................(902) 426-2018 ........................................................(902) 426-1643
Montréal ........................................................................(514) 283-1828 ........................................................(514) 283-1843
Toronto ..........................................................................(416) 973-8800 ........................................................(416) 973-2255
Brantford........................................................................(519) 751-4148 ........................................................(519) 751-2666
Winnipeg .......................................................................(204) 983-7316 ........................................................(204) 983-4107
Saskatoon .....................................................................(306) 975-4361 ........................................................(306) 975-5334
Edmonton ......................................................................(780) 495-2954 ........................................................(780) 495-4172
Calgary ..........................................................................(403) 292-8807 ........................................................(403) 292-4578
Vancouver .....................................................................(604) 666-3871 ........................................................(604) 666-0238
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BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Instructions for completing your Business Proposal
1. The Business Proposal allows us to determine eligibility for the support available through the Aboriginal Business
Development Program. Therefore, it is important that you answer all the questions completely; use attachments if
space is insufficient. Include any additional information that supports your proposal, such as business studies, market
studies, financial statements and relevant industry information.
2. Before making a commitment to provide assistance, the Aboriginal Business Development Program may require an
assessment of the potential impact of your project on the environment. To minimize delays, you should submit with
your Business Proposal a copy of environmental studies or any other available information concerning possible
environmental impacts.
3. Please ensure that your Business Proposal is signed and dated.
4. Please submit the completed Business Proposal, including attachments, to the Aboriginal Business Development
Program delivery office nearest you (see below). Retain a copy for your files.
5. Before completing the assessments of your Business Proposal, a development officer will review the information in the
document and contact you to discuss your proposal in more detail.
6. Following a review and discussion of the information provided, and depending on the nature of your application, you
may be asked to supply a comprehensive business plan.
For more information
We provide a range of support, information products and services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and business
organizations.
For more information, please contact Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada delivery office nearest you,
or visit http://aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033140
Area
Telephone
Facsimile
For products and services provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Halifax ...........................................................................(902) 426-2018 ........................................................(902) 426-1643
Montréal ........................................................................(514) 283-1828 ........................................................(514) 283-1843
Toronto ..........................................................................(416) 973-8800 ........................................................(416) 973-2255
Brantford........................................................................(519) 751-4148 ........................................................(519) 751-2666
Winnipeg .......................................................................(204) 983-7316 ........................................................(204) 983-4107
Saskatoon .....................................................................(306) 975-4361 ........................................................(306) 975-5334
Edmonton ......................................................................(780) 495-2954 ........................................................(780) 495-4172
Calgary ..........................................................................(403) 292-8807 ........................................................(403) 292-4578
Vancouver .....................................................................(604) 666-3871 ........................................................(604) 666-0238
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Information to assist you when applying to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada -
Aboriginal Business Development Program
1. The Aboriginal Business Development Program supports opportunities that help Aboriginal firms grow in regional,
national or international economies. Before completing your Business Proposal Form, we strongly recommend that you
refer to the literature available from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada so that you can discuss your
project in detail.
Information materials are available at each of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada delivery offices
listed on the previous page or on-line at http://aandc-aadnc.gc.ca/eng/11001000331.
Note: This material is provided for information purposes only. Specific questions concerning eligibility and program
criteria should be discussed with a development officer.
2. In order to determine eligibility, and to assess your request for financial assistance, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
Development Canada is authorized to collect limited personal information, including the following:
We require documented proof of Aboriginal heritage of applicants for the program.
We collect the gender of applicants for statistical purposes only, to allow us to report on the demographics of our
client base.
We collect the date of birth of applicants for statistical purposes and to facilitate the completion of a credit check that
may be required as part of our assessment.
We collect the education/experience of applicants to help us assess their collective business and management
experience.
We collect personal financial information of applicants to help us assess their ability to contribute capital and obtain
commercial funding.
All information provided as part of this business proposal is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act
and Privacy Act, and will be treated accordingly.
All personal information collected will be retained for five years from the project completion date and transferred to
National Archives of Canada for selective retention. To access your information, please contact us.
3. If your project is approved for a financial contribution from the Aboriginal Business Development Program, it may be
subject to the Government of Canada's proactive disclosure reporting requirements. This means that certain
information about your authorized contribution (excluding any information for which disclosure would be prohibited
under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act) could be posted on the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada's
external Web site. Please speak to a development officer for more information.
4. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and its clients are required to adhere to the provisions of the
federal Lobbyists Registration Act.
For example:
No contribution may be offered to an applicant that, for the purposes of his/her/its application for financial assistance,
has retained a lobbyist that is not compliant with the Lobbyists Registration Act.
No contribution may be offered to an applicant that has retained a lobbyist for commission, contingency fee or any
other consideration that is dependent upon the execution of the Agreement.
For the purposes of these requirements, three categories of the lobbyists are defined:
consultant lobbyists paid to lobby on behalf of a client, e.g., government relations consultants, lawyers, accountants
or other professionals who provide lobbying services for their clients.
in-house lobbyists employed by persons (including corporations) and partnerships that carry on commercial activities
for financial gain.
in-house lobbyists employed by non-commercial organizations such as advocacy groups, and industry, professional
and charitable organizations.
Please note that all lobbyists must register with the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists.
The examples cited above illustrate the kinds of issues involved, but do not cover all of the requirements. For additional
information and to ensure compliance, please speak to a development officer, or visit the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of
Canada at http://ocl-cal.gc.ca/epic/site/lobbyist-lobbyiste1.nsf/en/home.
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For internal use only
BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Project Number (Business Proposal)
Privacy Act Statement
The information that you provide is collected under the authority of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Act for the purpose of
administering the Aboriginal Business Development Program. Personal information is used to evaluate and process requests for financial assistance
and in referrals to other possible sources of financing or business support. Personal information is shared with other government departments and
private sector organizations, as required, in order to fulfill the Aboriginal business development mandate of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
Development Canada. Personal information will be kept for a period of five years and then will be transferred to Library and Archives Canada. Under
the Privacy Act individuals have the right to the protection of, and access to, their personal information. A copy of the Privacy Act is located at http://
laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/P-21.pdf. A detailed description of the information stored in Personal Information Bank INA PPU 901 can be found
at http://www.infosource.gc.ca/inst/1501/1501-fedemp02-eng.asp.
Survey
To help us with our information and marketing efforts, please tell us where you learned about the Aboriginal Business Development
Program. (Check all that apply.)
Advertising
Economic Development Officer
Business Contact
Friend or Family Member
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Office
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Web site
Canada Business Service Centre (Specify)
Other Web Site (Specify)
Past/Current Client (Specify)
Conference / Workshop / Trade Show (Specify)
Aboriginal Business or Financial Organization (Specify)
Other (Specify)
Applicant Information
Structure of the business
Individual / Sole Proprietorship
Corporation
Partnership
Joint Venture
Incorporated Company, Band-Owned or Aboriginal
Other (Specify)
Community-Owned
Applicant Type
Status Indian
Métis
Inuit
Non-Status
Tribal Council
Provincial / Territorial Organization
National Aboriginal Organization
Other (Specify)
Aboriginal Community (Specify)
Is the project located in a First Nation Community? (Information required for statistical purposes only.)
Yes
No
Indicate where the project is located
Urban
Rural Area
Remote Area
Other (Specify)
Applicant Legal Name
Mailing Address
(Number/Street/Apartment/P.O. Box)
City
Province or Territory
Postal Code
Telephone No.
Extension No.
Fax No.
Email Address
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Business Operating Name
Business Address
(If different from mailing address)
City
Province or Territory
Postal Code
Telephone No.
Extension No.
Fax No.
Email Address
Ownership Information (If applicant is more than one owner; e.g. partnership, please enter information for all partners.)
Owner(s) Name
Heritage
Gender
Percentage of
Date of Birth
(Please attach documentation)
(Information
Ownership
(YYYYMMDD)
for statistical
purposes only)
Project Information
I am seeking assistance for one of the following:
Support to start or acquire a business
Support for an existing business
Support for a resource or energy project
Support for an Aboriginal business organization
Please refer to our on-line information by visiting
http://aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033140.
Description of Project - Describe your project/proposal, answering the following questions if applicable:
What product or service will you be providing, or are you currently providing? What stage is your project at? When did it
start? Identify your current and/or target market and any existing competitors. Identify projected outcome, major risk and
benefits. Who are the partners, where are they located? Attach any additional information that helps support your
proposal, such as business studies, market studies and relevant industry information.
For advocacy projects (i.e., projects designed to improve the climate for Aboriginal business), please outline the
objectives, expected participants, timing, location, and any other significant information. The funding for advocacy projects
is not intended for individual entrepreneurs or commercial ventures, but is available to business or sector organization to
support conferences, economic and sectored research with widespread application, or other activities that promote
Aboriginal economic opportunities.
Education/Experience
Is the applicant:
an individual / sole proprietor or partnership
a legally incorporated organization or Aboriginal community
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Estimated Project Costs and Financing
Itemize major projected expenditures and the proposed financing package. Total Project Costs must equal Total Project Financing.
These are estimates only and are intended to provide the Aboriginal Business Development Program with information on the
expected size and scope of your project.
Estimated Project Costs
$
Estimated Project Financing
$
Capital
Minimum Applicant Cash Equity
Land
Building
Aboriginal Business Development Assistance
Equipment
Inventory
Other (Specify)
Other Government Assistance (Specify)
Operating
Insurance
Commercial Financing
Utilities
Other (Specify)
Other Financing (Specify)
Marketing
Business Support
Other (Specify)
Development
Business Plan / Feasibility Study
Environmental Assessment
Other (Specify)
Total Estimated Project Costs
Total Estimated Project Financing
Sources of Commercial Financing
Identify the contact person and telephone number of the financial institutions, government organizations or others you have
approached to finance this project.
Contact Person
Telephone Number
Organization
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