Resilient Powell River

Figure out today. Plan for tomorrow.

The City of Powell River, First Credit Union, and Powell River Community Futures are pleased to bring Resilient Powell River, an online business resiliency course, to business owners in the qathet Regional District. The course is created by Spring Activator and locally managed by Coastline Colab, and is now open for signups.

Who can benefit? Everyone.

It's February 2020, and things are going well for you, whether you're a new entrepreneur or an established business owner. And then COVID-19 hits. All your plans and previous experience are out the window. If you knew what your next steps should be you'd take them, and you want to figure out how you can make some progress in this new world.

No matter where you are in your business journey, this course helps you evaluate your current situation and gives you tangible tools to help plan for the future through simple and achievable steps to move forward in your business and life.

We cannot control what is happening in the world but we can make our businesses even stronger.

What will I learn?

This course has been created to take an entrepreneur through the process of assessing their current business, identifying the new normal, creating a plan to survive, and then running this plan successfully. It is entirely self-paced, so you can do as much or as little at one time as you can - the important part is to continue working through the modules to get a realistic and tangible plan for the future in place.

The course provides you with clear tasks that map out the basic business principles needed right now, and includes relevant business case studies as examples of how the principles apply in the real world. Most lessons have a worksheet that leads you through each step of the process to implement what you learn immediately in your business. At the end of every module there is a Resource Guide that includes further reading for those that want more information.

You can go through the course lessons in order, or jump around if that serves your needs better. You will also be invited to join Spring's online community, where you can connect with other business owners and entrepreneurs to share best practices and get advice and help. You will also be invited to a phone call every two weeks, where the Spring team and community members will talk in person about what's going on right now.

Yes, I want to sign up!

Great! Resilient Powell River is open for sign-ups now. Simply click here to sign up at Spring. You'll need to validate with your postal code (First Credit Union members outside of the qathet Regional District, please use the postal code provided by First Credit Union), and then you'll be ready to go!

Want to know more?

Email Jessie MacDonald, Program Coordinator at the Coastline Colab for more information at [email protected]