Many people assume that to be an entrepreneur, you need to launch your own business.
The reality is that there are many existing opportunities available without starting from the ground up. In this panel discussion, we will converse with local business owners Warren and Pam MacPhee who purchased the Tutu and Lulu fashion brand, as well as local franchisees Nicole and Phil Harris with The Property Guys.
We'll walk through the different paths that each of them took to acquire their respective businesses. We will discuss the differences between being an Independent Business vs a Franchise and what that means for you, the business owner, and your customers.
There's a lot to consider when buying a business or franchise, so let's find out what it takes together!
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity