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5 Organizations to Help You Launch in 2019: A Guide for Cranbrook Entrepreneurs

5 Organizations to Help You Launch in 2019: A Guide for Cranbrook Entrepreneurs

One of our members at Ground Floor Coworking Space recently said "You only get one chance in this town." What she meant was, in rural communities, if your business gets a bad reputation it’s very challenging.

Whether or not her theory is true, when it comes to starting a business in a rural community, accessing all of the resources available to you is an essential step in succeeding at your "one chance."

Here is our list of 5 organizations working to see your business in Cranbrook succeed.

1. Futurpreneur BC

Want tools, advice and financing designed specifically for young entrepreneurs? Futurpreneur is your go-to source. This organization plays an integral role in the entrepreneurship experience of young Canadians by providing financing, mentoring and tools that will help you build sustainable businesses and create value. If you're launching in 2019 you've gotta check out their upcoming event! ROCK MY BUSINESS PLAN!

This free, intensive, two-part series is designed to help you create a killer business plan in record time. If you're aged 18 – 39 and are dead-serious about getting your start-up business off the ground or taking it to the next level, you need to be here.

Rock My Business Plan Series Cranbrook | March 6 & 13, 2019 - 5:30-8:30 PM

2. Basin Business Advisors

Can you say free business advice? Yep! That's exactly what you get when you connect with this organization. Don't get me wrong, nothing is actually FREE! Remember, when opportunity knocks, it’s work that answers!

The Basin Business Advisors objective is to work with Business Owners and Non-Profit Organizations throughout the Columbia Basin to help strengthen their businesses. They provide free, one-to-one, confidential business counselling and assessment services to help identify issues and opportunities. Get ready to do some work, because that’s what it takes to grow your business.

Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur in 2019? Check out this BBA workshop crafted just for you!

ME INC.
Have you ever considered being an entrepreneur, but have hesitated about taking the next steps? This session will provide you with all of the critical considerations before making the leap.

Me Inc. Workshop - February 26, 2019 - Cranbrook, BC

3. Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Commonly known as "The Bank of Entrepreneurs", their online tools are worth checking out, especially for Cranbrook startups. From cash flow tools to savvy biz strategies, BDC is a gold mine! This organization helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

4. Community Futures East Kootenay (CFEK)

When you connect with this team of business professionals you're getting expert support. General Manager Sean Campbell was recently named a Top 10 Business Person of the Kootenays, the lead Investment Manager of their loans department has been with the organization for a decade, and their board of directors is a bright and diverse representation of small biz in the region! Need a business loan? CFEK is your local source.

5. Ground Floor Coworking Space

Share space. Create Opportunity. When you’re launching your business, access to a community of collaborative professionals is a massive advantage. Look no further! Within our walls, Ground Floor Coworking Space has created a hotspot for Cranbrook entrepreneurs. We’re so much more than desks and wifi! If you’re launching in 2019, you’ve got to come visit. Besides, three of the organizations listed above work here every day!

We offer events and workshops geared at entrepreneurs, and our 2019 calendar is filled with programs and opportunities with your success at the peak of our sight! If you’re ready for the chance to make your biz impression in Cranbrook. We got you!

We offer tours M-F at 11AM. Come check us out! + Grab your free day pass!

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