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Business Coaching

KRIC's Business Coaches offer free support to regional innovators, business owners and entrepreneurs in knowledge-based industries.

Your coach can be many things: a sounding board for that new idea, a confidant and mentor as you overcome a certain challenge, or another set of eyes on a developing plan. We work with businesses at all stages, from start-up to maturity, and with all elements of business management.

KRIC's coaching program provides a unique opportunity to East Kootenay entrepreneurs. Our coaches have extensive experience in developing, growing and managing businesses, and their expertise is available for free, giving you access to customized, confidential and impartial business guidance in wide breadth of areas, including:


  • developing your business idea,
  • identifying your target market,
  • creating a business and marketing plan,
  • managing growth and expansion,
  • handling human resource issues,
  • succession planning,
  • accessing programs and sources of funding, and
  • linking to export markets.
Coaches can also provide you with targeted referrals, help you build your network, and provide mentorship as you work on your business.

Email us to get the process started.

This initiative is supported by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)



Our Coaches

Click here to read more about KRIC's Business Coaches.