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Did you know Federal and Provincial programs are often available to help you build a better business?

Got your attention?

Did you know that your BC Government wants you to succeed?
Helping business helps people get jobs. (and I’m sure they appreciate the extra tax revenue successful businesses provide)

Good news all around right?

The IAFBC (Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia) has funds available to help YOUR small food business grow through a variety of programs that support new marketing and sales initiatives.You may be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in government grants! http://iafbc.ca/

Find out if any of these are applicable and let’s talk marketing!

BC GOVERNMENT’S BUY LOCAL PROGRAM

Helping BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors enhance local marketing efforts to increase consumer demand and sales of BC agrifoods.
http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/buy-local/

GROWING FORWARD 2: BC AGRIFOOD & SEAFOOD EXPORT PROGRAM

Helping BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors increase exports sales and expand international market access. http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/export/

GROWING FORWARD 2: CANADA-BC AGRI-INNOVATION PROGRAM

Supporting projects that accelerate the pace of innovation in BC’s agriculture and agri-food industry. http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/innovation/

FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING INITIATIVE

Encouraging the development of the food, beverage and nutraceutical processing industries. http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/food-beverage/

The BC Government also has a program called the “B.C. Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Preparedness Program” that can help fund market research, market development and marketing training. Up to 75% of your costs can be covered. You can find out more here. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/growing-forward-2/market-development-preparedness-program


Go get the support that’s available!


NOTE: THE article WAS first published a few years ago. SOME PROGRAMS MAY HAVE CHANGED.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR / / / Brent Flink is an award-winning graphic designer, marketer and the founder and Creative Director of Flink Branding, a Vancouver-based food & beverage brand design firm. He specializes in helping food and beverage brands find their authentic voice and build brands that build companies. brent@flink.ca

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