Since its launch in early September the Micro-Business Training Program has had over 550 applications for funding from all over the province with Abbotsford accounting for a large number of them.
Are you interested in receiving up to $1,500 for training to improve the efficiency or productivity of your business?
The Micro-Business Training (MBT) Program is 100 per cent funded by the government and offers courses such as bookkeeping, marketing and sales, management, computing, websites and social media.
Training is available in a variety of formats, such as traditional classroom, seminar/webinar, online and even on-site.
Providers include public post-secondary universities and colleges, PCTIA accredited organizations, and private trainers with membership in the chamber learning network, a member benefit of the BC Chamber of Commerce.
There are some basic eligibility requirements: funding is only for business owners who don't have a university degree or any provincially or nationally recognized certifications; and employ less than five people (a micro-business).
To take advantage of this opportunity for your business, visit www.bcmicrobusiness.com.
Review the eligibility checklist, then submit the online application form.
Remember to indicate that you were referred by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.
Once applicants are approved (a five day process) they will receive an intake form which must be submitted with an original signature.
They will then be contacted by a training coordinator who will make a training plan and recommend at least two training options.
? For more information contact Allan Asaph at the chamber office, 604-859-9651 ext. 302.