Small Business Technologies Facilitator Wanted

Community Futures Fraser Fort George is seeking a qualified facilitator to develop and deliver a three hour seminar on technologies for small farm businesses in British Columbia. The seminar is to be delivered in the communities of Dunster, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Smithers and Terrace in Fall/Winter 2015.

Purpose

The purpose of the seminar is to introduce farm operators in northern BC to low-cost technologies that would improve the operations of a farm business, with a particular focus on software and mobile technologies. The seminar should consist of a short introduction that provides the farm operators a snapshot of the state of small business technology, with the remainder of the seminar focused on providing an overview of the purpose and function of at least twelve different technologies. Software and technologies showcased in the seminar should be designed to assist small farm businesses with the following tasks:

  • Inventory management
  • Traceability
  • Time management
  • Billing and payment systems
  • Branding and marketing strategies
  • Financial management
  • General farm management

Community Futures Fraser Fort George staff will work with the successful facilitator to provide feedback on the content of the seminars developed. Community Futures will manage all seminar registrations, promotions and logistics associated with the delivery of the seminars. Seminar dates are negotiable; however the successful proponent is expected to deliver one seminar in each the six communities over the course of a single week.

Interested proponents are invited to request more information or submit a proposal to Community Futures Fraser Fort George, attn.: Jillian Merrick, jillianm@cfdc.bc.ca, 250-562-9622