Community Futures to deliver Basin Business Advisors program
(Columbia Basin) – In an effort to meet the growing needs of local businesses and help them succeed,...
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What is Community Futures?
Community Futures Central Kootenay is part of the Pan Canadian Community Futures Group – a network of community economic development organizations across Canada. We are a non-profit customer service organization devoted to assisting local business in the region. Learn more about our funders and partners.
Our mission is to facilitate and/or promote activities which will enhance the economic environment of our communities through entrepreneurial development and the creation of small business initiatives.
What does Community Futures do?
We offer support to both existing business and those in the idea phase. We have a variety of services to assist local entrepreneurs through all phases of their business. Our services include:
I am not on Employment Insurance (EI). Can Community Futures still help me?
Yes. Only the Self-Employment Program requires an EI attachment. See Self-Employment Criteria for more information about this. All the rest of the services listed above are available for any local entrepreneur.
How do I start a business?
We recommend that you research and write a business plan first in order to assess whether your business is viable. We can help you with this in the following ways:
How do I register my business?
Registering a business can include any of the following:
All of the above can be completed through a OneStop Business Registration process. For more information contact OneStop at:
There are many OneStop sites across the province, typically found in community business offices, such as Government Agents. See locations at: www.onestopbc.ca/locations.html
Additional information and publications about business startup are available at