Have a great idea but need help to get started?
Need to know what it takes to be a successful business owner?
Begin by investing your time in these valuable self-employment programs and check out the self-employment links below.
The Reger Group Self Employment Program focuses on providing you with hands-on business planning and skills development through intensive, professionally facilitated workshops and business coaching over a 52-week period. From providing you with the opportunity to 'test the waters' and see if entrepreneurship is a road you want to travel; to understanding the fundamentals of market research, finance and sales; the goal is to provide you with the key skills needed to plan, launch, grow and sustain your business. In addition to skills development, continuous support is provided through business coaching sessions to assist you in meeting the multitude of challenges encountered when launching a new enterprise.
The Entrepreneur's Fire-Starter Package - Business Victoria has designed this program to help you start-up and/or develop your business successfully! Our series of workshops and counseling opportunities will get your business off to a good start, and keep it headed in the right direction. Experienced professionals support and advise you from the first stage of your business concept. The program is excellent whether you already own a small business and recognize the advantage of improving your business skills or you are just beginning with an idea for a new company.
WorkSafe BC - Small Business Info
Canada Business - Government Services for Entrepreneurs
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Women’s Enterprise Centre
Canadian Society for Social Development
To ensure equal opportunities for all Canadians, the CSSD, using internet based technologies, provides entrepreneurial training and enhances employability for persons experiencing barriers to employment.
The Art of Managing Your Career - Cultural Careers is a five-chapter guide to Artists and self-employed cultural worker to help them manage the business side of their creative endeavours. Although the notion of mixing business with the Arts may seem strange or even uncomfortable to many aspiring artists, in reality good business management is essential to meet the financial and creative needs of the artist. The image of the "starving artist" need not apply to you!
120-4243 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC V8Z 4B9
Phone: (250) 658-4222
Fax: (250) 658-4230
212-2506 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2
Phone: (250) 656-4330
Fax: (250) 656-4332
CARE Gulf Islands:
105-109 McPhillips Ave.
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T6
Phone: (250) 537-8562
Fax: (250) 537-9861