Community Futures offers a full range of business development services and ongoing support to assist local businesses through idea conception, planning, financing, and start-up.
Self Employment Program
The Self-Employment Program, supported by the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, helps people who are unemployed and wish to start their own business.
During the past 22 years Community Futures has authorized loans totaling more than $20 million to 650+ businesses, creating or maintaining close to 2,100 jobs throughout the Central Kootenay.
Cannabis Business Transition
Community Futures Central Kootenay is offering free advisory services to help Central Kootenay residents navigate the recreational cannabis licensing process.
Community Futures Central Kootenay offers free business counselling sessions to anyone looking for guidance starting up a new business or running an existing business.
Community Futures Central Kootenay has an award-winning Small Business Training Centre where we offer workshops on a variety of business-related subjects including business planning, marketing, finances, website development, human resources and more.
Business Resource Library
The business resource library at Community Futures houses a wide variety of business resources. Books can be borrowed from the lending library two at a time for two weeks.