|Purpose: ||Moving Ourselves Forward is a project which will enable 60 Aboriginal women throughout the Fort Erie region to achieve economic security by assisting them in exploring the options for small business start up. Starting with basic math skills, women will gain knowledge of budgeting, loan/debt management, insurance and taxes. Participants will explore the fundamentals of small business start up and management including performing market research, understanding customer behaviours, and long term financial planning. Participants will develop a business plan and be matched with female mentors within a local business network. This project will also work with successful Aboriginal business owners to create a regional Aboriginal Womens Business Network The network will allow these women to act as leaders and mentors for future Aboriginal business women in the area.