We help businesses
be successful

If you have a new or existing small business, or an idea to start one, we want to hear from you. Learn more about our programs and services.

Community Futures Central Kootenay, in operation since 1985, aims to

assist existing and new small businesses with training, loans, counselling, and resources

provide income support for eligible individuals contemplating self-employment as a career option

bring together key community partners and the region as a whole to work toward the common goal of sustainable community economic development

Business Programs

Business Loans

Does your business need financing? 
We offer business loans to start, expand or buy a business.

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Self Employment

Thinking about starting your own business? This program provides the skills and resources to set you on the path for success.

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Export Navigator

Want to sell your products or services in new markets? Check out the Export Navigator program to help you through the process.

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Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

Having trouble finding skilled workers? The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot can help you meet your workforce needs.

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Helping Communities Be Economically Healthy

Community Futures Central Kootenay is committed to increasing community and regional capacity through Community Economic Development. We aim to nurture partnerships, inspire innovative thinking, develop best practice initiatives, and promote a healthy, vibrant economic future for our area.

Latest Posts

  • Your Input Matters: Employer Survey on Workforce Needs

    Your Input Matters: Employer Survey on Workforce Needs

    Are labour shortages impacting your business? West Kootenay employers are invited to participate in a survey on worker recruitment. The information provided will help us … Read More

  • Resources for Selling a Business

    Resources for Selling a Business

    These resources meet you where you are at, whether you’re contemplating selling your business, or taking steps to prepare your business for sale, or listing … Read More

  • Board of Directors appointed for 2023-24

    Board of Directors appointed for 2023-24

    Community Futures Central Kootenay recently held it’s Annual General Meeting and appointed the Board of Directors for 2023/24. We would like to acknowledge the following individuals … Read More

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