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NexGen Business Training

Have you always wanted to start your own business but aren't sure where to begin?


Stillwater Consulting’s NexGen Business Training provides you with the structure and support to make that dream a reality. Our entrepreneur development program is fully-funded for BC youth up to age 29 and is delivered in a high-tech virtual classroom. During this 10-week, full-time program you’ll create a business plan and develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to take your business idea from concept to reality. The best part? You’ll get to connect with other like-minded individuals from across the province who are setting out on their own entrepreneurial journeys, just like you.

Program Details

Please complete the form at the bottom of this page to be notified about future intakes of this program or similar training.

Business Training For the Real World

Our program covers everything you’ll need to know to launch a successful start-up in any industry — from business planning and management, to marketing and human resources. At Stillwater Consulting, we don’t just hand you a textbook (although there will be a few of those), we focus on developing practical skills you can use in the real world.

Tailored to Your Needs

Our high instructor-to-student ratios mean you’ll get personalized coaching and mentoring that is tailored to your business and your needs. Plus, Stillwater’s trademark experiential learning format sets you up with knowledge and a plan you can use right away to launch your business.

Ongoing Support

Once the 10 weeks of training is complete, our support doesn’t end there. The NexGen program includes an additional three weeks of business coaching and mentoring to help you bring your business vision to life.

Our NexGen Business Training includes seven weeks of virtual classroom training, followed by a three-week work placement with a local employer.


Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Entrepreneurship/Business Start-Up Training including:

    • Business development 

    • Marketing and sales 

    • Legal and licensing

    • Networking and partnerships 

    • Occupational health and safety 

    • Business management 

    • Human resources 

    • Finance and accounting 

    • Corporate culture 

    • Succession planning

  • Soft Skills Training including:

    • Goal setting and process development

    • Problem-solving 

    • Teamwork

    • Leadership

    • Communication

    • Conflict resolution

    • Self-awareness

    • Active listening 

    • Change management

  • Plus:

    • 3-week work placement with a local business

    • 10 weeks of 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship with an experienced Business Advisor

    • Q&A sessions with experienced business owners  

    • Career path options for further specialized business training

I would recommend this course to absolutely anyone (advanced or not) in starting their business. The NexGen team is fantastic all the way around and truly helps in every way they can to see you succeed. I have had a fantastic opportunity to engage with great people in the course, and with the advisors being so good at what they do, it made learning (even in digital format) a lot easier. A huge thank you to everyone at Stillwater for a genuinely unique, life-changing experience!


NexGen Business Training Graduate

Eligibility Requirements

Successful applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 29

  • Currently living in the Interior, Northern, Kootenay or Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia

  • Available for full-time study, Monday through Friday

  • Unemployed or Precariously Employed (see definitions)

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person legally entitled to work in Canada

Next Steps

lf you would like to be notified about future intakes of this training (dates TBD), please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will make sure to send you and email when we begin recruiting for the next intake of our NexGen Business Training program.


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