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)
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! Seriously!
Find out if any of these programs
are applicable to your company!
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. Link.
GROWING FORWARD 2: BC AGRIFOOD & SEAFOOD EXPORT PROGRAM
Helping BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors increase exports sales and expand international market access. Link.
GROWING FORWARD 2: CANADA-BC AGRI-INNOVATION PROGRAM
Supporting projects that accelerate the pace of innovation in BC’s agriculture and agri-food industry. Link.
FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING INITIATIVE
Encouraging the development of the food, beverage and nutraceutical processing industries. Link.
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. Link.
There’s money out there with your name on it! Go get some!