Giving entrepreneurs a boost to grow their businesses
Today, Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit organization supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs to start and grow thriving businesses, announced MNP is jumping in as a Collaborating Partner to give Indigenous-owned businesses in the Pow Wow Pitch network a big boost.
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada, with a long history of supporting Indigenous-own businesses, communities and organizations.
As part of the Partnership, MNP will provide the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch Winner and the Winners of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards with in-kind services, including accounting tax, market research, sales support, operational planning and long-term strategic and business planning.
“Indigenous entrepreneurs are growing high-impact businesses that are creating jobs and impacting our communities,” said Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch and an Annishnebeg entrepreneur and author from the Kitigan Zibi First Nation. “With MNP’s support, we are proud to have the opportunity to provide this year’s Winners with access to world-class expertise to further their impact and success.”
The Winner of Pow Wow Pitch will be announced on October 20th and the Winners of the Awards will be announced during a digital gala on November 4th.
“Diversity, inclusion, and entrepreneurship are three core values at MNP,” says Clayton Norris, Vice-President of Indigenous Services. “We truly believe a great business idea — and the commitment to make it a reality — can transform a life, a community, and even an entire country. Pow Wow Pitch has demonstrated that for the past eight years, and we couldn’t be more excited to now be part of that story.”
MNP is one of the largest national accounting and consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation and consulting advice. We have invested more time and resources into understanding Indigenous needs than any other firm. With more than 250 indigenous clients and 300 professionals, MNP has developed a diverse suite of services designed to preserve our clients’ interests and position them for success. For more information visit www.mnp.ca