What is an RBA?
By definition an accelerator is an intensive business program, which includes mentorship, educational components, networking and aims at growing a business rapidly.
Accelerators are common in the technology sector, and can be found in creative industries. Salt Spring Island’s Rural Business Accelerator (RBA) supports sectors that already exist in our community to help accelerate their growth.
Here on Salt Spring, we knew we had a great history of entrepreneurialism.
However, many entrepreneurs know that it’s hard to operate a great business and strategically grow the business as well.
What Do They Do?
To assist local entrepreneurs with achieving sustainable levels of growth the RBA offers:
- Local mentoring
- Financing information and preparation for financing
The Salt Spring RBA provides connections for local mentoring, and prepares participants to seek financing.