Did you know?
Is your business Canadian-owned, for-profit, has 1 to 499 employees and has had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years? Then you are eligible for upto $15,000 to boost your business technology with a plan tailored to your business!
- Looking to increase productivity?
- Need to consolidate your back office software?
- Need better cybersecurity tools?
Borrow the funds you need to implement new technology with up to $100k | 0% interest | 5-year term through the BDC.
Join us for an evening of networking and learn from local businesses growing with CDAP!
- Date & Time: February 8th, 6-8pm
- Location: Nelson Innovation Centre, 91-D Baker St., Nelson
- Rrefreshments: Drinks & Snacks provided!
> John Leishman, Founder – Tursa Group
Tursagroup is John’s fifth startup and was founded in 2002. Tursagroup has evolved over the years into a cutting edge Managed Services Provider that also offers strategic advice to clients in how to leverage technology to drive better business results. During the pandemic, John was one of the core team on the DER3 program, and helped close to 250 businesses across the Kootenays expand their businesses online. Tursagroup is one of the first CDAP approved Digital Advisors and has taken 20+ clients through the program over the last six months. The clients were from all categories and sizes, from small owner/operator businesses in construction, hospitality, retail, and marketing, to medium and large companies with 50+ employees in construction, engineering and robotics industries.
> Darragh Hardy – Digital Transformation Advisor Tursa Group
Darragh is passionate about helping clients make better business decisions. With 25 years of experience in the communications industry in various senior executive roles, Darragh has a proven track record in company performance, business development, client success and talent management. Darragh spent most of his career in fast moving and dynamic markets including China, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Darragh moved to Nelson BC in 2010 with his family, where he now helps local businesses apply brilliant basics to reach their objectives and goals.
> Paul Cowan – Owner – Cowans Office Supplies Nelson
Cowan Office Supplies Ltd. is a 2nd generation family owned and operated business established in 1972 by Gordon and Jill Cowan. It is now carried on by Andy and Paul Cowan. One of the core values of the business is how it continues to adapt to meet their customers’ needs in the community, from servicing typewriters and mechanical machines back in the 70’s, to the growing art supplies market in the 2000’s. More recently Paul is leading the next phase with an initiative to implement technologically-enabled services that are to the benefit of their customers and business.
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We acknowledge and honour the four nations on whose traditional land we live and learn: the Sinixt, the Ktunaxa, the Secwepemc, and the Syilx.