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VENTURE CONNECT UPGRADES WILL HELP KEEP BUSINESSES OPERATING LOCALLY
March 28th 2017 at 03:46 PM
VENTURE CONNECT UPGRADES WILL HELP KEEP BUSINESSES OPERATING LOCALLY

BC Government News
March 28, 2017

COURTENAY – Small and medium-sized enterprises are key economic drivers in rural communities, but they face unique challenges around things like succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial services.

A new project proposed by Venture Connect, and supported with an investment of $21,000 from the Island Coastal Economic Trust, is seeking to overcome that challenge.

“While attracting and supporting development of new businesses is important to economic growth, it is just as important to ensure retention and sustainability of existing SMEs,” said ICET Chair Phil Kent. “This project will help Venture Connect improve its service offerings to those businesses to help them sell their business, keeping jobs and economic activity in their community.”