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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.