Business Coaching

Our business coaches offer free, confidential coaching session to small and medium businesses within the North Cariboo region. Your appointment will include additional resources that will be beneficial to you and your business every step of the way!

We will assist you with: 

  • Business planning and management
  • Succession planning/Selling
  • Buying a business
  • Financial analysis
 
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Marketing planning and strategies
  • Human resources
  • Testing the viability of a business idea

 

 

 

 

 

And so much more!


Siggi Stoldt

 

Elizabeth Ross

Siggi will meet with you one on one for Business Coaching, Financial Literacy and Business Lending.

As a business coach, Siggi will help you discover your most promising line of attack to reach your business goals. Are you ready to grow (or start) your business, stay competitive and adapt to changing times?

Book your free & confidential appointment today!

 

Elizabeth will meet with you and your team for Marketing Coaching, Training and Planning.

Are you wanting to find your place online, optimize your platforms and learn how to track your success? As a digital marketing expert, Elizabeth will help you plan your marketing year for both traditional and digital efforts. 

Book your free & confidential appointment today!


 

Book an appointment with our coaches today!

You are welcome to call the office at 250-992-2322 to learn more.   


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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP)

 

Community Futures British Columbia has two programs to provide support for Persons with Disabilities interested in being self-employed or already operating a business. 

The programs provide support for eligible participants by:  

  • Providing access to skills development training.
  • Providing business coaching and training.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have a self-declared disability and/or have been assessed as having a disability.
  • Own an existing business OR have a business idea
  • Have experience in the proposed business ie. turning a hobby into a business. 

 

Start your application today by visiting: Community Futures BC - EDProgram


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Hiring a Bookkeeper

As a business owner, you may be considering hiring a bookkeeper. Before you do, there are some things you should know!

We have prepared a list of Four Things to Plan Before Hiring a Bookkeeper that will save you time and money when hiring a bookkeeper for your business.

1. Business Financial Review - Understanding and being able to explain your business' financials will assist you greatly when you want to hire a bookkeeper expand or pivot, apply for a loan, and when you are ready to exit your business. Be sure you fully understand: 

  • the skill level and time it takes to complete your business' bookkeeping tasks
  • the cycles of your business - month end reports, tax remittance schedules, banking procedures
  • your cash flow - where your revenue is coming from

As the business owner, the buck stops with you, having a clear picture of your books will make it easier for you to make informed decisions for your business

Pro tip: You can book an appointment with Siggi to review your financial statements and define your bookkeeping needs. 

2. Develop a Solid Job Description - Be very clear when listing the specific jobs you want your bookkeeper to do. Some things to consider: 

  • will they be an employee or a sub-contractor
  • do they need to work in your office
  • can there be flexibility in their work hours or will they be set hours
  • will they be doing additional duties outside of a bookkeeper role (answering phone, booking appointments, talking with clients)
  • are you hiring a certified bookkeeper

3.  Required Knowledge & Skills - Your job description will play a huge role here. It is essential first to know what you need your bookkeeper to do. You will then be able to access the required knowledge and skills. Some things to consider:

  • will there be in-house training offered
  • who will take on the onboarding or training
  • will they be a good fit for your team
  • how will you assess their skillset

4.  Welcome to the Club! - Once you have made your hiring decision, it is important to have it in writing. Some things to include: 

  • the agreed-upon details of employment (rate of pay, vacation time/amounts, start date, employee/sub-contractor) 
  • a confidentiality clause
  • the probationary period clause
  • stay up to date with Employment Standards 

If you have any questions, you can book a free & confidential meeting with Siggi to review and analyze your business' financial records and books.


 

For additional bookkeeping tips, check out the My Hat Series - short videos that will provide you with tips and strategies to help you grow your business. 

 


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