“I believe entrepreneurship and business development are key for Indigenous individuals, like myself, and communities, to escape situations of poverty and become sustainable, independent and positive contributors to the overall greater good while reclaiming our economic independence within the local, regional, national and international markets.
Growing up a poor brown kid in the city of Sault Ste Marie, I witnessed enough poverty early on in life and I remember telling myself that I never wanted to be poor as an adult.
I looked around and I saw people in business who were not poor and that is what I decided to become, not really aware of anything particular when it came to business, just a general sense that I wanted to be a businessman.
Now, as an Indigenous adult entrepreneur, I can honestly say it was well worth the effort to stay in school, invest in myself and follow my childhood dreams of escaping poverty through business.”
Contact Steven McCoy: www.thestevenmccoy.com