ABM’s expertise is the curation of collaborative business networks for economic growth.
We are an Indigenous company and headquartered in the Coast Salish community of Tla’amin in British Columbia, Canada. ABM’s first iteration in 2012 was the Aboriginal Business Match. Our initial goal was to connect First Nations with mainstream business opportunities to support self-determination and economic reconciliation.
Now in six cities across Canada annually, ABM is going where our network leads us, into the US and into non-Indigenous markets.
Our rapid growth has been incubated in a technology-facilitated system that fosters a distinctly relationship-driven process. Demand now leads to an expansion of the concept, one that allows us to connect a broader array of people and businesses for focused success; one that provides opportunities for customized events with partners like the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance or the Navajo Nation.
Hence our new name, Advanced Business Match. Within the ABM platform, Indigenous-focused business development remains a dedicated stream which is now known as ABM Indigenous, the evolution of the Aboriginal Business Match.
Over the next few years we expect to see the confluence of Indigenous and mainstream business development into one dynamic Global ABM Network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous decision makers that create opportunities for business.