The villages of Salmo and Slocan have made it easier for small businesses to get started in the community.
This as they have both formed a partnership with BizPal.
Salmo Mayor Stephen White says the BizPal program will reduce red-tape for those looking to start a business in the area.
BizPal was launched in BC in 2004 and works with federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations governments.
The program will save time and money for entrepreneurs who are opening new businesses in small communities.