Kulea Culture Society has teamed up with BC Black History Awareness Society, Songhees Development Corporations and City of Victoria Mayor’s Office to present a public exhibition of the variety and scope of racialized, Indigenous and new immigrant businesses in the Greater Victoria area. Entrepreneurship is a critical pathway to attainment of economic and social status in Canada. Colourful Business is a showcase of the varied businesses from communities that are often marginalized. The event also includes skills development workshops at no cost to the participants, networking opportunities and entertaining performances for the public from a variety of cultures. Multicultural businesses make the Victoria area more vibrant and relevant for residents and visitors alike. Bringing racialized, Indigenous and new immigrant businesses together with established business and the general public helps break down barriers and stimulates new positive connections. Promoting diversity as part of Victoria’s economic development creates an environment where commerce better reflects the region’s makeup and future.