“Want to know an inside secret? The person you should write your business plan for is you, not your banker. Banks use their own objective criteria to make money-lending decisions. Of course, the fact that you have a business plan will definitely count in your favour. You’ll be better prepared with a business plan. Writing it forces you to think through basic questions and lets you fine-tune your ideas.”
"On December 9, 1996, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and TO Bank officially launched the First Nations Bank of Canada. The First Nations Bank of Canada is a schedule II chartered bank that serves Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal customers throughout Canada. It is the first such bank of its kind in North America, conceived, packaged and developed by Aboriginal People for Aboriginal People.