Introducing Start Here

Nine of Kamloops' leading business resource organizations have come together to launch a collaborative entrepreneurship resource program dedicated to providing business planning, employment skills training, finance connections and access to local business resources. Community Futures Thompson Country (CFTC), Open Door Group, Venture Kamloops, Kamloops Innovation, TRU Generator, Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce, The Stir, Kamloops Immigrant Services and Tourism Kamloops are committed to make sure there are easy connections to help local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Local entrepreneurs can make their first point of contact at any of these economic development supporters to receive complimentary business guidance and facilitated access to an integrated resource network.

Starting a Business
Business Planning Tools
Currently or Recently Unemployed
Support for TRU Students or Alumni
Support for Newcomers to Canada
Technology Related Idea or Product
Helping Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Looking for a Commercial Lease
Licensing, Registration & Permitting Information
Using Technology in My Business
Starting or Growing a Food Business
Growing your network and/or Advocacy to Government
Tourism/Hospitality Related Business
Recruiting Tools and Programs for Employers
Site Selection
Expansion Planning
Succession Planning to Buy or Sell a Business
Wage Subsidy
Exporting or Shipping to Customers Outside of British Columbia
Preparing For Business Loans
Research & Data Tools
Other Custom Business Questions Not Listed Above

Based on your interests,
your points of contact are: