Self Employment Services are designed to assist aspiring entrepreneurs with the information, skill development, resources, and coaching support they need to develop a business concept, prepare a business plan and launch the first year of business.
The two services, Business Plan Development Services and Business Plan Implementation Services are accompanied by training opportunities. Both services will be offered to participants by a referral process from WorkBC Employment Services Centres. A Case Manager at Work BC Employment Services Centres evaluates participant eligibility based on criteria and administers financial benefits.
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Business Plan Development Services
To develop their business concept participants attend a Business Concept Development Workshop. This informative and interactive workshop (registration required) is hosted by CFFFG in our Training Room on the last Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and is followed by a market research tour at Prince George Public Library from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Participants also receive one-on-one coaching to further develop their business concept.
To write their business plan participants attend a Business Planning Workshop. This step by step workshop focuses on how to write a business plan. This workshop (registration required) is hosted by CFFFG in our Training Room once a month on a Monday from 10 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Participants learn a step-by-step process to develop the components of a business plan. They also receive one-on-one coaching to further develop their business plans.
Any aspiring entrepreneur can register for the Business Plan Development Services by calling 250-562-9622 ext 101 or by email .
Business Plan Implementation Services
To implement their business plan participants first attend a Business Launch Meeting to prepare for the launch of their business. Participants then review and self evaluate their monthly progress and receive coaching support when needed. They also receive three Mentor and Monitor Sessions to formally review and evaluate their business progress and identify areas in need of mentoring and/or required training to support their business success.