Community Futures of Greater Trail provides self-paced online business training for tenants of the South Kootenay Business Centre and clients in the Self Employment Program through our comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS).

To gain further insight and register to use our LMS, please contact Loro at (250) 364-2595 ext.21 or via email at

Course Samplings

The LMS offers a wide array of course modules for entrepreneurs, spanning from business plan development to bookkeeping, digital marketing, public speaking, and more. You will learn through a mix of video tutorials, handouts, and worksheets, and you may complete the modules in any order depending on your business phase from startup to seasoned entrepreneur.

Business Resources:
Start with the basics.  Learn what is required in a business plan, and why.

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Financials: Basic
  • Financials: Moving Forward
  • Digital Marketing: Basics
  • Digital Marketing: Moving Forward


Business Operations
Learn about the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship. The Business Operations courses will introduce you to the legal and financial sides of running your own business.

  • Bookkeeping Basics
  • Tax Tips
  • Planning for Profit
  • Product-Based Business Basics
  • Financials: Beyond the Basics
  • Concept Conquer Bootcamp
  • Business Plan Bootcamp
  • Business Law


Sales and Marketing
Become a sales whiz. The Sales and Marketing courses will teach you to how to know your market, brand your business, and build strong customer relationships.

  • Market Research
  • Branding Basics
  • Networking
  • Making it in Business
  • Building Your Business Website
  • Customer Service
  • Relationship Selling
  • The Basics of Digital marketing
  • Beyond the Basics of Digital Marketing


Essential Skills
Develop the skills to be your own boss. The Essential Skills courses will enable you to be a confident, resilient, and productive leader.

  • Project Time and Management
  • Building Resilience
  • Public Speaking