Castlegar & District Economic Development Events


FREE: Succession Planning - February 6th: 6-9pm.

Thinking about retiring from your Small Business? Planning the transfer of your business to someone else requires more than putting out a For Sale sign. Now might be the time to get serious about creating a succession plan that works for you, your employees, your business and community. The Basin Business Advisors program can help you get started on the right foot. This 3-hour workshop is designed to help you explore options and to answer some of your questions. We will review:

  • preparing your business for sale
  • identifying potential buyers
  • marketing your business
  • legal and financial accounting ramifications and support required; and
  • common business valuation techniques 

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FREE: Business Plan 101 - February 27th, 2019.

A business plan is an essential tool for you as a business owner. It organizes your ideas and helps analyze the viability of your business before you start it. This interactive workshop helps you clarify your business concept and explain the basics of a business plan.

In this workshop, you will receive a basic business plan template, worksheets, and resources to help you complete your own business plan.

Whether it’s just an idea or you’re further along in your business research, this course is for you!

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FREE: Me Inc, March, 19th, 2019.

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.

Find out about:
• different company structures like co-ops, for profits, incorporated, proprietorship etc.;
• • personality and lifestyle – do you have what it takes?;
• steps to launch a plan;
• support organizations, funding… and much more.

This 2 hour intensive program will walk you through all the critical consideration and link you to more resources in each topic area if you need more information.

Technology Programs - 2019

2019 promises to be a big year for technology related initiatives in Castlegar & District - stayed tuned for exciting initiatives in the coming weeks.

Business After Business, Ongoing

Join the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce for monthly business networking events.