The Basin Business Advisors, a team of knowledgeable business advisors located throughout the Columbia Basin, are available forfree one-to-one business advice. Business owners can consult with an advisor and develop a plan specific to their business that will help them weather this pandemic.
Community Futures is facilitating aBusiness Community Weekly Roundtable on COVID-19. These Zoom video conferences are open to business owners, managers, and business service providers in the Kootenay region. An accompanying Facebook group, COVID-19 Support for Kootenay Businesses, is a platform for business owners to ask questions and find resources. To attend the roundtable, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit futures.bc.ca/covid-19-support-for-businesses.
- Community Futures’ list of COVID-19 resources and FAQs: futures.bc.ca/ced/covid-19-support-for-businesses
- Sign-up for the Community Futures newsletter: futures.bc.ca/newsletter-signup
- Community Futures Business Loans Program, visit futures.bc.ca/business-loans
- Complete Small Business Training Centre schedule, visit futures.bc.ca/workshop-schedule.
- For the full survey results, visit COVID-19 Business Impact Survey 2020
|Small Business Training Schedule|
|Social Distancing Training Opportunities|
We are happy to report that our Small Business Training Centre has a full schedule for spring that we are excited to deliver via webinar. We invite you to practice social distancing and improve your business knowledge from home.
Many businesses have had to shift very quickly to doing business online. This can be a steep learning curve and we are happy to offer several excellent workshops to help you establish yourself online:Build a website with one of our excellent workshops:March 30 & 31: Building Your Website with WordPress (2 days)April 20: Building Your Website with Weebly (1 day)Once you venture into the world of online selling, you quickly realize that there is more to it than posting something for sale. In Selling Your Products Online on April 9, learn about different platforms, shipping, and moreWant to communicate with your customers in a way that also drives sales? On April 15, check out Blog Like You Mean Business.Shopify is an excellent platform to create an online store. In this two-day workshop, learn how to set-up and manage your store: Building Your Website & Online Store with Shopify.com (April 21 & 22)