Thebacha Business Development Services

Helping small businesses start... and succeed!

Thebacha Business Development Services (TBDS) is a Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) serving the East South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories of Canada, and the communities of Fort Smith, Fort Resolution and Lutsel k'e. TBDS was established during the fall of 2001 and is one of the seven CFDCs operating in the Northwest Territories.

Community Futures Development Corporations support community economic development by assisting communities to strengthen and diversify their economies.

CFDCs foster local entrepreneurship, promote, coordinate and implement a variety of development initiatives within their respective communities. CFDCs offer entrepreneurship training, business counseling, loan programs and information to suit the needs of community members interested in starting or expanding their own business.


Fort Smith

68 Portage Avenue, Box 25, Fort Smith, NT  X0E 0P0

Tel. (867) 872-2795 Fax. (867) 872-2824


General Manager: Linda Martin


2007 - 2008 Board of Directors

Fort Smith: Allen Schaefer, Earl Jacobson, Greg Heron Fort Resolution: Arthur Beck, Ray Simon Lutsel k'e: Tom Lockhart

2007 Thebacha Business Development Board of Directors