Columbia Basin Business Resource Directory

This resource directory provides an easy way to find out what business support services are available in your your region. Click on the green button "Service Directory list" below to view the service listings. Click the "Advanced Search Options" button and use the drop down arrows in the top row to sort by topics of interest.

Start-ups - Small
This Business Development Resource is:
*maintained by the Basin Business Advisors program (please contact us at or call 1.855.510.2227 to suggest updates or with questions about this directory)
*funded by Columbia Basin Trust.
*and administered and managed by Community Futures Central Kootenay
Glossary of Abbreviations
CFDC - Community Futures Development Corporation
KAST - Kootenay Association for Science and Technology
KRIC - Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council
BDBC - Business Development Bank of Canada
KABDA - Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Association
BBA - Basin Business Advisors
WEC - Women's Enterprise Centre
IRAP - Industrial Research Assistance Program
CYBF - Canadian Youth Business Foundation
ENP - Enterprising Non-Profits
SIDIT - Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
RDI - Columbia Basin Rural Research Development Institute
SR&ED - Scientific Research and Experimental Development
MBA - Mentorship and Business Assistance
BR&E - Business Retention & Expansion
LEAP! - Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Action
DTAPP - Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program

BW - Basin Wide
WK - West Kootenay
EK - East Kootenay
FN - First Nation
Prov - Province-wide
W - Women
Com - Individual Community
S&T - Science & Technology
SI - Southern Interior
PC - Participating Communities
CAN - Canada wide