Owners of existing businesses and social enterprises in the Columbia Basin can access the Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program, which provides free, one-to-one, confidential business advisement services, workshops and other resources.
We also provide entrepreneurial workshops for those thinking about taking the plunge into being your own boss.
Our main services include:
- one on one business advisement;
- Me Inc., Social Enterprise & Succession Planning workshops;
- supporting Social Enterprise (non-profits interested in or already making money through business activities to support their cause); and
- providing you with other local resources.
Since 2000, the BBA program has been building economic capacity in Basin communities by providing support to Basin businesses—encouraging newly established businesses to grow and prosper and contributing to the successful management of ongoing businesses.
Funded by Columbia Basin Trust, the program is administered and managed by Community Futures Central Kootenay, with delivery of the program done in partnership with Community Futures in the Basin, including Community Futures East Kootenay, Greater Trail, Revelstoke and Fraser Fort George