The following resources are available to both new and existing business owners to help them build capacity, secure loans, develop skills, and reach their fullest potential.
OneStop Business Registry
OneStop lets you apply for and complete registrations for a new or existing business with local, provincial and federal governments. You can use OneStop to submit business applications with various levels of government.
Small Business BC
Small Business BC helps British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events.
Basin Business Advisors Program
The Basin Business Advisors Program provides 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.
Community Futures East Kootenay
CFEK promotes economic development and the creation of jobs and wealth in our region by providing small-business loans for start-up, expansion or the purchase of existing businesses. In addition to financial support, CFEK offers a variety of business-related services, including knowledgeable, professional business consultation and access to training for entrepreneurs and their employees.
The Mountain Hub Academy (Invermere)
The Mountain Hub Academy focuses on business and marketing curriculum for the small business owner and entrepreneur. It is a newly developed source for training and education while building a community of small business owners, freelancers, and individuals wishing to grow businesses and careers they love.
Women’s Enterprise Centre
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business. Women’s Enterprise Centre provides business loans up to $150K, with access to an additional $100K through a partnership with BDC.
Kootenay Business Workshop Calendar
The Kootenay Business Workshop Calendar provides listings for business workshops throughout the Kootenays. Search to find workshops on business related topics from a variety of Kootenay organizations.