The business support survey deadline has been extended to January 31st to allow more time for the business community to communicate their thoughts and concerns to the Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake Economic Action Partnership (CV-KL EAP).
Even though the feedback is compiled by the CV-KL EAP, results will be shared with the key government officials (such as RDCK Area Directors, Town of Creston Mayor, and Director of Development Services at Lower Kootenay Band) and other business and economy groups (such as Chamber of Commerce chapters, Area A EDC, Creston Entrepreneurs Network) to review and digest.
“The feedback received so far is very valuable and insightful”, says Heidi Germann, CV-KL EAP Manager. “We feel we can provide business managers, owners, self-employed, artisans, home-based businesses and freelance individuals’ guidance towards supports that are available in the community right now. As well, this is an opportunity to fill in the gaps that are currently vulnerable in the business community.”
Supports available right now include access to funding and investment options (such as the Creston & District Community Investment Co-op), entrepreneur business planning and execution (such as the Local Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program), marketing and advertising support, and identification of new markets and key contacts.
“The CV-KL EAP wants to build a platform to support our business community, which will guide them to the specific people, resources and support they need. Open communication is important to us, as many businesses do not realize certain supports already exists. Many businesses are seeking similar answers.”
So far, businesses feel there is “huge potential” for economic growth in the region. Complete the survey today to receive your individualized support and feedback.
The survey is available at eap.kes.bc.ca by selecting “Start Survey”.