2014 Annual General Meeting!

Our AGM is taking place May 8th, from 6-8pm at Alley Katz Bistro on 525 Borland Street!

More information can be found under the Member tab above, visiting the BIA office at 327 Oliver Street between 9am-4pm or by calling the office at (250) 398-5717!

We encourage you to attend the meeting and support the ongoing success of YOUR Business Improvement Area!

Community Futures
 
   
ENTREPRENEURS!
 
THINKING OF SELLING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS?
FIND OUT HOW TO SELL IT FOR WHAT IT'S REALLY WORTH .

Join us for a working session to learn what you can do to beat the odds. Venture Connect works with Business Owners to Plan, Prepare and Package their business before and after it is listed with a realtor or business broker. We will help you get your business ready for sale, understand your exit options, and ensure your business is exposed to the right target market, maximizing its value when you sell.
 
Research shows that the average time to sell a business is growing. In 2006 it was 8 months and now this has grown to a year or longer. A CIBC study concludes the owners of half of all small and medium sized businesses in Canada are set to retire over the next decade.

Who will buy all these businesses? What can you do to improve your return from a sale?
Join us for this exciting presentation!

Date: Tuesday February 25, 2014 

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Place: Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin 

266 Oliver Street 

Williams Lake, BC

 

Cost: $15 per person (Seating is limited)

For more information or to Register contact us at: 

 

250-392-3626 or 1-888-879-5399  

flo@cfdccariboo.com 

 

 
 Speakers Biography:

Darrell Goertzen

Business Advisor

Darrell's background includes experiences in companies large and small, in markets across Canada and the US. He has started several small businesses and successfully transitioned them to new ownership. His corporate executive experience includes mergers & acquisitions, business development, marketing & sales and he has led business units in BC and New York. He has also been a business coach, strategy and business planning consultant and seminar leader for business owners. Darrell excels at finding creative solutions for business challenges.

 
 

 Welcome to the Downtown Williams Lake BIA!

Downtown Williams Lake
The WLCBIA is dedicated to improving the business vitality, confidence, and beauty of the downtown with a commitment to support an economic and environmentally sustainable future.
 
The vision of the WLCBIA is to make a positive difference in the growth and development of the downtown. Further, the WLCBIA will continue to promote strategies that will encourage the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown to ensure it is accessible for all, where both youth and seniors feel safe and comfortable, and to create an area both beautiful and vibrant that is welcoming to both entrepreneurs and the public alike. 
Development of strategies and services are based on the following values and principles:
  • To act as the voice of downtown business
  • To provide downtown attractions to encourage traffic
  • To encourage development and enhance services
  • To create a welcome home feel within its boundaries
  • To build a community of partnerships and professional liaisons to provide services and resources to members.
  • Be accessible, inclusive, accountable

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