AVAIL.GP Press Release

Community COLLABORATION FORMS TO HELP DRIVE BUSINESS RESILIENCE IN THE PEACE REGION

15 local professional service firms have joined forces to provide expert advice to Grande Prairie & Area business through difficult economic times by offering free consultation services and resources.

AVAIL GP is a collective of local companies positioned to deliver a range of advisory and consultative services, at no cost, to help businesses navigate the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

Our local and provincial economies were already struggling from the downturn in the energy sector,” says Ryan Blais, a partner at nine10 Marketing. “The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on industry and commerce in the area and we recognize the need to support businesses as they try to make decisions and plan for the months ahead.

The collective recognizes that providing complementary services can help small businesses through challenging times by providing professional advice they may not normally have the funds to access.

We believe in our community and its resilient nature,” says Blais. “It is recognized as having an entrepreneurial and get-it-done attitude. These are different times and new approaches are needed to ensure the sustainability of our local small business entrepreneurs.

AVAIL GP can be found online at avail.gp 

nine10 is spearheading the initiative. The full list of partners joining AVAIL GP at the launch of the initiative include:

Moving forward, an entrepreneur or small business may need some legal advice or some marketing and communications consultation, some direction with personnel or accounting questions but may find themselves challenged by staffing, budget, or simply too many moving parts,” says Blais. “Through this collective, they can rest easy that there’s a suite of consultative services they can avail themselves of.

The type of consultation and resources offered by each partner will vary, Blais says, and will fall within each partner’s domain of expertise.

We recognize that with the right professional guidance, local businesses will find themselves better prepared to discover the resilience our region is known for. This initiative isn’t meant to draw attention to one crisis over another. Rather, we recognize that by working together, we can create a better tomorrow for all of us.

Professional firms interested in becoming an AVAIL GP partner click here to learn more.


Media enquiries can be directed to:

Ryan Blais
Partner, nine10 Marketing
780.539.1755
ryan@nine10.ca