FREE Small Business Information Session: September 11th, 2018, 7pm at Kootenay Employment Services (119-11th Ave N)
KES is hosting a FREE information session on our upcoming 13 week self-employment program LEAP! which is starting the middle of September. This program is designed specifically for entrepreneurs to test a business idea quickly.
The info session is Tuesday September 11th @ 7:00-8:00pm
A few of the perks that you get with our programming are:
*BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT*
*NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPOSURE*
*IDENTIFY THE SUSTAINABILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS*
*GAIN EXCEPTIONAL TRANSFERABLE BUSINESS SKILLS*
Best of all, you get all of that and MORE… FOR FREE!
*IMPORTANT: Our eligibility criteria is constantly changing– if you are unsure if you qualify, or had not qualified in the past, PLEASE INQUIRE as these opportunities will likely be available to you now!!*
Want to know more right now? Read on below.
Want to see if it’s right for you?
Want to get an application started?
Can’t attend the information sessions?
Email Amber McGregor at email@example.com or call 250-428-5655 to get an information package, schedule an appointment or RSVP to the information session.
What is the LEAP! program?
LEAP! is 13 week program designed to help you kick-start your inspired idea and test it live. Kootenay Employment Services and Simon Fraser University are collaborating for the fourth year to bring Creston Valley entrepreneurs access to a powerful startup launch program. The Local Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (LEAP!) program is designed to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business idea, test their model, and modify it to create a sustainable business.
LEAP! takes a fast-paced, hands-on, community-based approach to idea incubation. The approach is proven: it has helped to launch successful enterprises in many parts of rural BC – from micro-breweries to car-share coops. Participants come away with the skills and confidence to do the boots-on-the-ground work that will get their business operational.
LEAP! gives participants access to cutting-edge entrepreneurial training and provides a supportive environment to put theory into action and evaluate results as they go. The next LEAP! program will start in September 2018.
What do you gain by joining the program?
- Expert instructors and mentors
- Weekly classroom sessions led by SFU facilitator (Amber McGregor)
- Weekly support by KES facilitator Amber McGregor and Brandy Dyer
- 4-8 hours/week of independent effort
- “Barnraiser” gala event to share your new business venture with the community
- Cash award and prizes to the top enterprise as voted by the gala ticket holders
- Access to Stream 2 and Stream 3
Who can join LEAP?
Entrepreneurs with an inspired business idea who need some practical structure, tools, and support evaluating viability. This could include non-profit champions with project ideas that could make money to further their mission.
When will the program run again?
The next LEAP! program starts on September 3, 2018.
How can you find out more about the program?
Contact KES and mention LEAP! We will walk you through an easy process to determine your eligibility and answer any questions you have. Eligible candidates will be invited to submit a program application. Participants will be selected based on the strength of their business concept and their dedication to testing and growing their idea.
What is the program worth?
LEAP! training is valued at over $2,000/participant. Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement, and support from KES in covering the entire training cost.
Interested? Call Amber McGregor at 250-428-5655 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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