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Program for Indigenous female business owners gets boost through new partnership – CBC

Oct 26, 2020

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan partnering with FHQ Developments to spread Matchstick program

Destinee Peters took over as the owner of a hair and beauty salon at the age of 22, after the former owner asked if she wanted to buy the business out.

Peters faced many challenges while running the business as a young woman, but other challenges arose because she’s Indigenous.

“I did face a lot of challenges just trying to learn about the business, and finding the right employees,” said Peters, who has owned Tangles Hair and Beauty Salon in Regina for seven years now. “I didn’t have a loan in the very beginning, so I know that was partially due to my experiences growing up.”

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