Kootenay Business Resources

Many organizations want to see your business succeed. Here are just a few of the first points of contact to help you achieve your business goals.

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.

Business opportunities listings

Basin Business Advisors Program

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.

Kootenay Business Workshop Calendar

Listings for business workshops throughout the Kootenays. Search to find workshops on business related topics from a variety of Kootenay organizations.

Kootenay Business


British Columbia Business Resources

Find BC-level business resources from here in the Columbia Valley.

Small Business BC

Helps entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events.

OneStop Business Registry

Enables you to 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.


Find the permits and licenses you need for your business

Women’s Enterprise Centre

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.

Buy BC

Support the growers, producers and the food we love from here at home

Canada Business Resources

There are over 100 business resources and support services available in the Columbia Valley. Here are a few key resources to help you get started.

Invest Canada

Comprehensive business investment information.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Comprehensive business investment information.

Business Development Bank of Canada

Financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small and medium-sized businesses.

Futurepreneur Canada

Not-for-profit that provides financing, mentoring, and support tools to assist aspiring business owners age 18-39