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BC Lean for Food Processors Program - Applications Open While Funding Lasts

22 Nov 2020 8:48 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program

Applications are being accepted while funding lasts.

What is B.C. Lean:
The B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program supports specialized business skill development to enable processors to make more informed decisions, optimize operating procedures, improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen their business. Lean is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of local food and beverage processing firms in the sector.

Why participate B.C. Lean: The B.C. Lean Program has a proven track record of improving participating companies, the average return on investment is 400% in the first year.

Cost-shared Funding: The Ministry will provide successful applicants up to $7,000 for services from a Qualified Business Consultant. Successful applicants are required to pay $1,500 upfront to the Qualified Business Consultant.

What to learn more or apply?: Connect with a Qualified Business Consultant now! https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/programs/bc-lean-program-for-food-processors/lean_consultant_list.pdf


Application Instructions

Step 1: Complete application form, and review and approve project proposal created with Qualified Business Consultant, which is to be submitted to Agribusiness@gov.bc.ca.

Step 2: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Staff evaluate application and the Project Proposal.

Step 3: After receiving email confirmation the Project Proposal is approved, the applicant pays the Qualified Business Consultant upfront.

Step 4: The Project is completed as outlined in the Project Proposal (90 days). Ministry staff reserve the right to conduct mid project review and feedback from applicant(s).

Step 5: Qualified Business Consultant submits final draft report to Applicant.

Step 6: Applicant reviewed and approves draft report and signs claim form.

Step 7: After performing the training, Qualified Business Consultant submits the approved claim form (DOCX) and final report by email.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/programs/agribusiness-planning/final_claim_business_development.docx

Step 8: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture pays Qualified Business Consultant directly.

Step 9: Program Staff contact applicant for feedback.

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