Today’s business environment in Nunavut is extremely challenging, especially for small business owners. The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce is currently developing a Best Practices resource library and database to provide materials and strategies for managing a small business.
Aside from the daily concerns of managing their own businesses, small business owners must be experienced in a variety of areas including:
Most small business owners do not have this kind of broad experience and often rely on other sources for guidance including expensive consultants and lawyers. When sufficient funds aren’t available, and a cost effective/free option is not available, issues are often put aside until, in some cases, it is too late.
Some areas where business owners need regular advice and help are:
Business owners also have few, if any opportunities to share success stories, concerns and advice with fellow business owners, especially outside of their community.
There are some limited resource materials available to business owners in Nunavut. Many are online and do not reflect the realities in Nunavut and/or are unilingual – English – or bilingual – French/ English. Other support mechanisms are not available around the clock and when business owners often need the information, right now.
The BRCC is developing a comprehensive “Best Practices” manual that offers advice, guidance, templates and referrals to Nunavut businesses around the clock, and online, and in hard copy, as a permanent reference manual. This project will be:
As with the Nunavut Business Directory, there are some sources of information currently available through the Internet, the Canada Nunavut Business Service Centre and others. There is not however, a single, easily accessible and current source of Nunavut relevant business information (in all 4 languages) that businesses across Nunavut can depend on.
The BRCC Virtual Office Manual is available, download it now. Download PDF