Funding available for business owners to upgrade skills

Eligible micro-business owners can receive up to $1,500 to upgrade skills like bookkeeping, marketing and social media.

Small business owners often have to take on multiple roles to keep their businesses going, and a new program is helping make sure that they have the proper training to fill those roles.

Between now and March 31, 2014, eligible micro-business (business with five employees or less) owners in British Columbia can receive up to $1,500 of funding support for general business skill courses through the Micro-Business Training Pilot Program (MTB).

Courses, offered through a variety of formats like online, classroom, or even one-on-one, help with skill such as bookkeeping, marketing, social media, and management. The goal is to help these owners improve productivity, decrease costs, and generate new revenue.

Business owners are eligible for the funding if they have fewer than five employees, are not a high school student or a full-time post secondary student, have no university or post-secondary credits, and have no provincially, nationally, or internationally recognized certifications.

The College of the Rockies is one of the many public post-secondary institutions partnered with the MBT program. To learn more you can contact the college at 344-5901, or go to www.bcmicrobusiness.com.

 

Just Posted

Parents and caregivers in Golden can become an ‘askable adult’ for sexual health

When you were young, did you feel comfortable asking the big questions… Continue reading

Some of Golden’s top stories in a Mountain Minute

Your Mountain Minute for April 18

TSB makes two safety advisories in probe of fatal train derailment near Field

The train derailment killed three crew members on board

There are many ways to be a sustainable consumer in Golden

Many people are coming up with ways to connect businesses and consumers… Continue reading

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Boating incident claims life on East Kootenay lake

A young man has died after a canoe overturned in Moyie Lake early Tuesday morning

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Most Read