Business Development Canada is giving women a step up with one-day boot camps designed to bring businesses to the next level, and Saskatoon’s event is one of only two across the country designed specifically for Indigenous women entrepreneurs. There are 12 BDC boot camps this fall, and Saskatoon’s WE Talk Business boot camp is today (Tues) at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. National Lead for the Bank’s Women Entrepreneur strategy, Laura Didyk, says these events bring all the players into one room to give business owners the right tools, advice and networking opportunities. The goal is to help them bring their businesses up to the next level. Two of the speakers at the Wanuskewin event are Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods, Devon Fiddler and the founder of PowWow Pitch and Her Braids, Sunshine Tenasco. The only other Indigenous boot camp is in Ottawa next month. Didyk says more needs to be done for women entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses. Only 16 per cent of all smal and medium-sized businesses are majority-owned by women.