With so many options out there, here’s some direction on where to go for help.
FREE Start-Up Business Advice
We understand that many start-ups face budget constraints when seeking professional advice. That’s why we’re proud to offer a free business advisory service funded by ETSI-BC. With deep-rooted local knowledge and a wealth of accessible resources, personalized business advice is available to South Kootenay residents that are in the early stages of start-up, from concept to testing, to launch and scaling. Book your free session with Amber McGregor, Start-up Business Advisor HERE.
Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?
Find out if you have the personality characteristics to be a successful entrepreneur by doing a Self Assessment.
FREE On-Line Business Training
Learn and gain essential business knowledge at your own pace, on your own schedule! A fantastic selection of on-line courses are available for entrepreneurs located in our region:
- Concept Conquering
- Business Planning
- Business Law
- Bookkeeping Basics
- Tax Tips
- Planning for Profit
- Product – Based Business Basics
- Financials – Beyond the Basics
Sales & Marketing:
- Relationship Selling
- The Basics of Digital Marketing
- Beyond the Basics of Digital Marketing
- Market Research
- Branding Basics
- Making it in Business
- Building your Business Website
- Customer Service
- Project and Time Management
- Building Resilience Public Speaking
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Loro at 250-364-2595 to sign up.
Starting a business? Here are some tools to embark on the road to success:
- Business Plan Template (Microsoft Word)
- Cash Flow Worksheet (Microsoft Excel)
- Cash Flow & Income Statement Examples
Our coaches have the experience and knowledge to help you develop your business expertise. Our advisory sessions include…
❱ Self-employment advice
❱ Business financial planning counselling
❱ Business startup information & advice
Meet our Coaches
Self-Employment Program Business Counsellor
An entrepreneur with expertise honed in planning, organization and administration, Jess is savvy about the needs, challenges and joys of starting a business. Find out if you qualify by signing-up for a free online Self Employment Program info session HERE.
Start-Up Business Advisor
A seasoned Kootenay resident with over 20 years experience in business development across various sectors, Amber understands the challenges you may face. She is dedicated to help you succeed. Sign-up for a free start-up business advisory session HERE.
Tamara has many years of financial institution lending experience and plays an active role in community economic development. About the only thing Tamara enjoys more than money is sharing it with new and expanding businesses.
CFSK Executive Director
A former entrepreneur and current Executive Director of CFSK, Erik has extensive experience in leadership roles spanning tourism, hospitality, sporting goods, mountain travel, ski resort, and experimental industries.
Here are some helpful tools:
❱ CFSK Business Skills Workshops Calendar
❱ Personality Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
❱ Business Plan Toolkit Documents
- Business Plan Template
- Internet Links and Resources
- Management Skills Worksheet
- Secondary Research Exercise
- Survey Template
- Survey Tips Handout
- List Your Competition Exercise
- Questions for Competition or Contemporary Market Research
- Marketing Plan Template
- 2014 Household Income Statement with Formulas
- Cashflow Template
- Cashflow Sample
- Sample Assumptions
Book an advisory session
Book you free advisory session here