The Basin Business Advisors Program (BBA) supports and inspires entrepreneurship and builds economic capacity in Basin communities by strengthening and supporting existing businesses and agriculture producers.
We provide free, one-to-one, confidential business advisement and assessment services to commercialized businesses assisting in creating and sustaining jobs and/or bringing wealth into the Columbia Basin region.
We can help assess and advise the readiness of a business to employ technology and/or areas where a business would benefit from technology adoption.
The BBA Program will connect businesses with specialized consulting support on a cost-sharing basis,case by case, upon recommendation of the Advisor.
Our team of skilled Advisors is made up of Basin residents who have extensive experience in business ownership, management and/or business development. They are deeply committed to supporting Basin business and work collaboratively, when necessary, drawing upon each other’s strengths, to help business owners identify issues and opportunities.
The BBA Program offers specialized agriculture advisement for primary producers and processors to help with the business of farming with a dedicated Agriculture Specialist Advisor.
Funded by Columbia Basin Trust, the BBA program is administered and managed by Community Futures Central Kootenay. Delivery of the program is done in partnership with Community Futures in the Basin, including Community Futures Central Kootenay, East Kootenay, Greater Trail, Revelstoke, and Fraser Fort George.