In 15 years as a freelance communications business operator, Michelle Nahanee was becoming a victim of her own success.
Her company, Michelle Nahanee Communications Design, mostly handles work for first nations communities - issuebased projects such as a report, a brochure, a poster. Recent jobs include an HIV-prevention campaign, and information for aboriginal youth about gang violence.
She loves the work, but there was one problem - she is too busy to spend time figuring out how to expand from a oneperson, home-based operation into a larger company with broader scope and employees to share the workload.
That could soon change. Nahanee's company is one of 10 selected by the Vancity Community Foundation for a pilot project, announced Wednesday, that is pairing women entrepreneurs with business coaches who will help them develop growth plans.