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Posted: January 26, 2021

That’s a great idea – you could start your own business

Submitted by WorkBC Centre – Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere

Is there a customer need or service in your community? Do you have a business idea?

Now could be the perfect time to put it into action. While the economy slowly stabilizes, both the currently employed and unemployed are considering their options. Many are starting to re-evaluate their career path, especially those who have found themselves out of work during the pandemic. New businesses have capitalized on the changing job market and we are seeing increased opportunities for online businesses.

The WorkBC Self-Employment Program offers 48-weeks of financial assistance and entrepreneurial support to those eligible. This includes help to develop and build an online or home-based business with support in business plan development, entrepreneurial workshops, coaching and mentoring, business launch and implementation.

Self-employment is an opportunity to manage you own career and an alternative for people who want more independence or are struggling to find the job they want in the employment market. It can be full or part-time with numerous options including running a business on your own, with a partner or with employees; owning and managing a franchise; contract work; or hiring yourself out as a consultant.

The WorkBC Self-Employment Program will give you the knowledge, tools and resources you need to start your own business. This includes providing living supports, and funding for dependent care, and transportation.

Contact your local WorkBC Centre for more information:

Phone: 250-489-5117
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 250-423-4204
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 250-341-6889
Email: [email protected]

This program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

WorkBC Centre

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