If you are thinking of starting a business in BC our Summerland business resource links are an important place to begin. These organizations can help with advice on planning, staffing, and finding customers for your business. This page works as a reference library for a business owner to find answers when they have any questions.
The Summerland Chamber is dedicated to serving our members and providing services that help your business to succeed.
Businesses and non-profit organizations are also welcome from outside of Summerland.
As a Chamber we offer a number of services and benefits including:
- Monthly Business after Business networking events
- Free and affordable marketing options
- Money saving benefits programs
- Access to education programs delivered by partner organizations
- Recognition within the community through our Business and Community Awards Gala
- Rental of our fully equipped Board Room.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
These small business partners provide useful information to anyone setting up a small business from starting out to cost sharing for employee training.
- Canada-BC Job Grant Program: cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees. DOWNLOAD THE FACT SHEET.
- Small Business BC
- Small Business Resource Guide
When you are looking to start a business in Summerland BC these partners should be your first line of enquiry. Along with the Chamber, these organizations will help you establish your company and answer any questions on business resources available, licensing requirements, and staffing needs.
These links to key business organizations in the South Okanagan are essential references for any business owner in the area.
- Accelerate Okanagan
- Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen
- Economic Gardening
- Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) project online business registry
- South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services.
- Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
The provincial resources listed here help businesses in the region connect, identify funding, and find work projects, making them an important part of your Summerland business resource kit.
- BC Bid
- BC Chamber External Business Directory
- Cost of Living Calculator
- Get Youth Working
- MentorshipBC- Find a Mentor
- One Stop BC
- Venture Connect
There are a number of business resources at the federal level that enable businesses to tender for work, develop skills and look into entertainment licensing requirements, which can prove useful to any business owner.