Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour
VICTORIA – The Open for Business application deadline, set for June 21, has been extended to July 12. The extension will allow more communities from throughout British Columbia to participate.
On April 11, 2013, the Small Business Roundtable’s “Most Small Business Friendly Community” award was re-launched as the “Open for Business” award to foster collaboration with local government and promote the adoption of the B.C. Small Business Accord by communities.
The award provides $10,000 for up to 20 local governments that best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the B.C. Small Business Accord. The intent of the financial award is to fund a local, small business-friendly initiative that aligns with principles of the accord.
Award evaluations will be based on local measures that make it easier to do business in that community. The evaluation criteria reflects the accord by recognizing that when small businesses are celebrated and supported by their communities, they are more likely to be competitive and innovative to develop local talent and opportunities.
Interested municipalities can find more information at:
Winners will be announced at the Union of BC Municipality’s annual convention in September.