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.
Community Futures Central Kootenay offers business counselling sessions free of charge to anyone looking for guidance starting up a new business or running an existing business.
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.