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Connect with an advisor
Advisor Access was created to be an open door for entrepreneurs looking for business support and a listening. Our team will connect you with an advisor from our network of mentors and subject matter experts at no cost. These sessions here to help you move your business forward and let you ask questions.
Explore topics like; entering a new target market, accessing funding, developing a digital strategy or managing a scaling team. No matter what stage your business is at, accessing outside expertise can be critical to overcoming barriers to growth.
How It Works
Complete the quick in-take form to apply.
Get matched with an Advisor that suit your needs.
Learn about available resources and explore next steps.
What To Expect
Advisor Access is completely complimentary. Any small business owner located from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm can access this service. Sessions are generally 30min to 1hr.
We’ll match you with an experienced advisor or subject matter expert. Be prepared to share openly about your company the current needs and challenges you are facing.
Level Up Local
Technology Grants Available
Accelerate Okanagan and Prospera Credit Union have joined forces to support small to medium-sized businesses that are looking to upgrade technology in their business. It can cover a wide range of initiatives like; optimizing SEO, creating social media and digital marketing campaigns, website development, or even software and hardware costs that can enable business growth.
Applications open May 2023
Why We Built This
At Accelerate Okanagan, we are on a mission to make sure that entrepreneurs have access to what they need. We believe innovation is key to economic growth and developing strong and resilient businesses. Now more than ever, utilizing technology and understanding the changing landscape of the digital economy is essential to success and sustainability. Luckily the Okanagan is brimming with talented technology experts and service providers ready to help business owners.
Frequently Asked Questions
My business isn’t tech, can I still participate?
Yes! Advisor Access is designed to support any small or medium-sized business in the Okanagan region (Osoyoos to Salmon Arm). Whether or not you would consider yourself a tech business. We want to provide Advisor Access to every company that needs it.
Are the advisors paid?
Yes, they are paid for their time but there is no cost to the participants.
Can I choose which advisor I meet with?
No, the advisor you schedule time with will be based on your type of business and advisor availability. We want to make sure we’re pairing you with the individual with the most expertise to ensure that you receive the best advice possible.
Is Advisor Access completely free?
Your meeting with the advisor will be completely free. These are usually 30-60 minute conversations.