There is a wide variety of resources available for those considering living, working, and investing in the Shuswap. For more information, assistance, or additional resources, please contact us.
Municipal and regional government
Shuswap Economic Development. We are happy to provide information or answers to questions that can't be answered within this website. Please contact us with your inquiry.
Regional and provincial business services
BC Business Network - A directory of leading British Columbia suppliers and exporters interested in new opportunities.
Aboriginal Business Service Network – Provides business information, advice and referral services to meet the needs of potential and existing Aboriginal business people in BC
Small Business BC – General source of business information
BizPaL – Convenient and easy to use, BizPaL can help you identify regulatory requirements by providing a single point of contact where you can access a comprehensive list of applicable business permits and licenses
FrontCounter BC – A single-window service for clients of provincial natural resource ministries and agencies. Offices across the province, natural resource clients obtain all the information and authorizations they need to start or expand a business
Ministry of Small Business and Revenue – Provides programs and services for small business such as: regulatory reform; the Taxpayer Fairness and Service Code; the creation of a permanent small business roundtable; and PST tax seminars and requirements
OneStop Business Registry – Provides easy access to business information and online business registry for small businesses throughout British Columbia
SOCAN – Information for businesses using live or recorded music on premises or at events
BC Small Business Profile
Investment and labour
Community Futures-Shuswap - Offering economic planning, technical and advisory services and loans for small and medium sized businesses.
Venture Connect – Resources and assistance for business succession planning and transition. Connects sellers with buyers
Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program – Qualified firms receive advice and may receive funding to adopt digital technologies into their operational processes to improve productivity
Accelerate Okanagan - Their mission is to increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan by helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community and offer various programs that combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship and access to world class expertise.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) – A nationally registered charity that helps young adults (18-34) who have great ideas but little money to start and build businesses. CYBF support young entrepreneurs by combining seed-financing up to a maximum of $15,000 with mandatory mentoring
Youth Skills BC Workplace Pilot Program – Offering BC businesses a $2,000 hiring incentive to hire eligible youth between the ages of 15 & 29, plus up to $1,000 for training activities
MERX – Canada's electronic tendering service, providing easy access to finding government contracts
The nearby larger cities of Vernon, Kamloops, and Kelowna offer a wider range of banking services encompassing all major Canadian banking institutions.