Be at the heart of the action by becoming an entrepreneur!

Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? What if you started today? The SDECB is your best asset to propel your ideas, to guide your decisions and to build a solid springboard for your future business.

Already in business? We can also help you develop new skills and boost your sales. You wish to take over or resell a business? Consult our document dedicated to takeovers

Individualized accompaniment

Looking for personal guidance? Our consultants are there for you. Our continuous and individual follow-ups allow you to have a better understanding of yourself, your role, and the responsibilities that come with it, as well as to obtain information or advice that will give you all the tools you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial project.

Matthieu Giacri
Business Advisor 

With 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and a passion for advising, creating professional networks, and project management, Matthieu joined SDÉCB to assist Francophones who wish to create or develop their business in British Columbia by sharing his experience with them.


Bruno Baumgartner
Regional Economic Development Agent

Bruno Baug

Bruno contributes to the economic development in the Okanagan Valley, but also to the greater success of the SDEB’s entrepreneurial clients through the development of projects and information or mentoring services to businesses. As a network weaver, project manager, or advisor for specific services, Bruno acts daily to better support Francophone entrepreneurs.


Stephanie W 
Digital Marketing Advisor

Stephanie is bringing her 10 years of marketing experience to entrepreneurs, to maximize their chances of success. After defining and executing numerous successful B2B and B2C marketing strategies, she is now on the lookout for the best marketing tactics which will allow SDECB clients to reach their objectives, whatever the marketing channels necessary.


Other services

Individual Business Mentoring

Growth, learning, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, with experienced individuals, these are the benefits of individual business mentoring. Take the leap and meet your future mentor or become a mentor yourself!


FAM – Business women on the move

The businesswomen in motion group is composed of nearly 300 women entrepreneurs who wish to develop their leadership and contribute to local, provincial and even national economic development. Because together you are stronger. Join the group today and move your business forward.


Networking :
Le Café des affaires 

You wish to explore new subjects related to entrepreneurship? Do you want to meet new people with whom you can discuss, exchange ideas and find new inspirations, advice, and tips? Le café des affaires is the ideal place!


Group mentoring for women entrepreneurs

Connect with other development-minded French-speaking women entrepreneurs and get support to develop your business, with group mentoring for women entrepreneurs.


Le Rendez-vous des entrepreneurs

Join us once a month to discuss various topics related to entrepreneurship and meet French-speaking entrepreneurs throughout British Columbia. These meetings are led by Bruno Baumgartner, regional economic development agent.


Artisans – Économusée

Artisans, did you know that sharing your knowledge can contribute to the development of your community? If you create authentic handmade products and enjoy sharing your knowledge with visitors, the Économusée® experience is for you. Join the network of BC Économusées, and open the doors of your expertise to the world!


Tools & resources for developing your business

Blog articles, tools, resources, podcasts… It is essential for tourism businesses to have a solid marketing strategy in place. Discover all of our expertise in business and marketing, specifically dedicated to the tourism industry.