Today, the Brant sisters' company, Sapling & Flint, is thriving. Last year, 87% of their sales were online, with customers from across Canada, the US, and Western Europe. They aim to become the country's first nationwide wholesale jewellery manufacturer that is Indigenous-owned and -operated on reserve.
The Walrus Talks
From the Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded April 22nd, 2017 in the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Dakota Brant is a Mohawk woman from Six Nations Territory. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker on issues spanning the Indigenous experience in North America...
The Huffington Post
Entrepreneurs Share Tips On Moving Business Past 2020 Troubles
The pandemic has been brutal to small businesses. In Canada, some small business owners rose to the challenge and came up with creative and innovative solutions to win customers and stay relevant even in this challenging year.
The Globe & Mail
How small businesses are embracing the rapid shift to e-commerce:
“COVID was a test of our brand and our preparation because we saw instant growth in online shopping. We understood it, but we also tried to make it as seamless as possible [for consumers] as the growth was happening.”
The Voice of Retail
In this episode, I’m in Ohsweken on the Six Nations of the Grand River celebrating Small Business Week in Canada with Dakota Brant, CEO of Sapling & Flint™. We talk about how Dakota and her business stands out in a crowded market, what makes this award winning retailer successful, and key elements important to indigenous makers and retailers here in Canada.