Join our Love Fort St. James Community!
Creating a professional, creative and engaging online presence is one of the best ways to connect with new customers. If you are the owner of an independent, non-franchise business in any of our participating communities we welcome your application to join our Love Fort St. James program. For a one-time investment of $100 you will receive your customized online profile that includes:
Professional Photography Session
Nothing tells a story quite like photographs, and quality images of you, your business and its products are an important piece of your marketing efforts. The photographs we take will be available for you to use to promote your business in both online and print media.
Compelling and Engaging Profile
Your online profile will feature a professionally written story of your business which showcases your products and services. Your profile will also highlight your story as an entrepreneur, and the various ways you contribute to your community.
Is My Business Eligible?
Love Fort St. James programs are open to independently owned, non-franchise businesses that are located in our project communities. If your business is any kind of franchise, branded dealership, or associated with any large brands it is not eligible to participate in this program. Certain kinds of home-based businesses are eligible including artisans, crafters, artists, food producers and farmers, but direct sales home-based businesses that are distributing for a larger brand are not. Love Fort St. James as a marketing tool works best for businesses that are focused on retail goods and services rather than industrial companies.
How can I participate in Love Fort St. James?
Complete business application form by clicking here. Once your application is complete, your application will be reviewed to ensure your business fits the criteria for the Love Fort St. James program. Love Fort St. James projects are open to independently owned, non-franchise businesses that are located in our project communities. Certain kinds of home-based businesses are eligible including artisans, crafters, artists, food producers and farmers, but direct sales home-based businesses that are distributing for a larger brand are not. Love Fort St. James as a marketing tool works best for businesses that are focused on retail goods and services rather than industrial companies.
Complete photography session:
If your business is approved, you will be contacted by the photographer to schedule a photo shoot of you and your business. A vital part of this program is the photo of the business owners, so you will need to have your photograph taken for the website if you would like to participate.
After your application is approved, you will receive an invoice from your local community champion, with details on how to remit payment. You will also receive a welcome package with more information about how and how you can help promote it in the community, as well as some promotional materials for your use.
Approve your online profile:
Once your photographs have been completed, you will be sent a proof of your business profile and photographs via email. You will have an opportunity to review and revise your content before it is published. After it is published you will be able to request changes or edits, but your profile will not be made public until you approve it.
Help us promote the website:
You will be sent instructions for accessing your photographs as well as marketing materials to help promote the Love Northern BC website for your town. We hope that you will assist us in spreading the word about the website and the great community of independent entrepreneurs in your community.
Ready to apply to Love Fort St. James?
The application form will take about 20 -30 minutes to complete. We ask that you take some time to tell us your story and about what makes your business so special so that we can accurately feature your business in its best light. If you have any questions as you complete the application or should get called away, the application will save what you have entered and you can return to it without losing your work.