Small and Mainstreet businesses are seeking new ways to connect with their customers and adapt to an increasingly digital world. To support this digital transformation, Accelerate Okanagan has recently launched DER3. A program designed to support businesses looking to expand online by leveraging local expertise and digital service providers.

It all starts with a no-cost, no-obligation assessment to understand how you are currently utilizing technology in your business, and identifying where you can make improvements that will make the biggest impact.

Have a small business that is ready to go digital?

Get started with a no-cost, no-obligation business assessment.

Here's How It Works



Tell us about your business by completing this quick questionnaire.



Meet with a Business Advisor for a free assessment of your needs.



Review strategies and solutions that will benefit your business.



Explore referral options to local digital service providers for contracted solutions


Who Should Apply?

DER3 is open to any small business owners in any sector. This program is ideal for those companies seeking business & strategy advice, sales, e-commerce and digital marketing support. Businesses must be located within the Okanagan (Osoyoos to Salmon Arm).

Businesses Like:

  • Retail Businesses
  • Crafters & Artisans
  • Food & Beverage Producers
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Farmers & Merchants
  • Trades & Labourers
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How Will It Help?

DER3 provides personalized advisory services and coaching for businesses in any sector at no cost and no obligation. Our team will guide you through solutions specific to your current needs and available resources. Our Business Advisor will connect you with local experts who can help your business reach the digital goals you’ve set.

Benefits of Going Digital:

  • Increase your revenue through online sales
  • Adapt to new customer behavior
  • Expand into new markets or opportunities
  • Create a digital marketing strategy
  • Short & long term planning
  • Respond to COVID-19 challenges
  • Effectively run your business remotely

The Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3) is an initiative of Innovate BC and funded by Western Economic Diversification. All information collected will be considered strictly confidential and all program participants will be asked to acknowledge their privacy policy.

Not located in the Okanagan? This program is offered in other communities across the province of British Columbia. Learn more by visiting Innovate BC.

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