Business Recovery Support Program

Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Pincher Creek have partnered to create a Business Recovery Support Program (BRSP).  Business and community leaders recognize that small business is the backbone of our economy and this program will assist in growing stronger businesses.

Phase 1: Business Support Coordination (up to $500 credit)

Business needs assessment
Ensuring  the business is registered for all existing support programs from the provincial and federal government
Expert advisors and/or one-on-one guidance on business challenges
Expert advisors to support the businesses in reviewing and planning for re-opening if relevant. 

Up to a maximum of 10 hours and/or up to a $500 value
Up to two sessions with a mental health professional may be available

Phase 1 Eligibility: 


Phase 2: Professional Development Fund (up to $1000 credit)

This phase provides guidance and coaching to businesses that require major changes to remain viable;
are shifting their business delivery model;
or require other significant changes or interventions to remain open during the pandemic.  

Phase 2 Eligibility: 

  • Have completed Phase One;
  • Be located within be located within the Town of Pincher Creek or MD of Pincher Creek, or within the towns and villages within the MD’s borders;
  • Have a valid Town of Pincher Creek business license or Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce membership;
  • Have been in operation for a minimum of six months;
  • Be a full-time business (self-employed), registered business and/or if a home-based business or owner operator must have operated business full-time as a primary source of income; and 
  • Demonstrate efforts to evolve business within the context of COVID-19.
Funding is up to $1000 in value, based on an hourly or daily rate and are paid directly to the advisor or allocated to a volunteer pool. 

All phases are subject to funding and on a first come, first serve basis. 
Examples of what is eligible:
Strategic plan development
Marketing plan development
Business plan development
Digital marketing  and/or e-commerce strategy
Succession planning
Accounting functions
Legal functions
Business Coaching
Business Advisor
New product or service launch
Marketing Assets
Marketing/advertising campaigns
Business knowledge sharing/training
Human Resource operations training

Examples of what is not eligible:
Recurring operating expenses
Existing operations, marketing, and business functions that were already in place prior to COVID-19. 

All phases are subject to funding and on a first come, first serve basis.

Thank you to those who are bringing this program to Pincher Creek!

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Community Economic Development Strategy 

What we heard  - March 17, 2019

Town of Pincher Creek

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