We provide business loans for those looking to start a new business, buy an existing one, or expand.
We provide coaching and advisory services for those who want to start their own business.
We provide tools and resources for those who want to start or expand their business.
Small businesses in rural areas have faced numerous challenges, such as wildfires, floods, mill closures, and limited resources for support. Through our Taking Care of Business Platform, we offer the Disaster Recovery and Economic Adjustment Initiative(DREAI), which provides relief funding and resources to eligible businesses. We provide access to free business workshops, peer mentoring, professional coaching, and consulting.
Additionally, you can get reimbursed for business-specific training for you and your team. These resources are tailored to address rural business needs, ensuring your profitability and sustainability. Our team of experts are available to offer business advice, and you can connect with other small business owners who face similar challenges. We're committed to supporting you every step of the way!Learn More
We serve the communities of Avola, Barriere, Blue River, Chase, Clearwater, Kamloops, Little Fort, McLure, Pritchard, Sun Peaks, Vavenby, and Westwold.
Julie has been such a treat to work with! Her feedback is on point and so valuable. I would highly recommend the program.
I can attest firsthand (and four years later) this boot camp is AMAZING! Highly recommend for anyone looking to start and grow a successful business! Julie and Carmen are the absolute BEST in the field!
"I am so grateful for all your help to get my business going. I might say that business is very busy, and I have two ladies working with me. Sandra Wright has joined me and is wonderful to work with. I think you ladies are amazing your kind words of encouragement and friendly manner are amazing. Anyone who is lucky enough to have Julie & Carmen standing beside them as they start to build and grow their business, should consider themself very lucky and should take all their advice and be very thankful :)"
"Community Futures was instrumental in getting me started on the right track with my business. My counselor, Julie, was patient and supportive, with a wide range of resources whenever I needed specific help. Without Julie and Community Futures, I doubt I would still be in business."
"I started with Community Futures when I decided to turn one of my hobbies into a full-time career. This program provided me with all the tools, skills, and knowledge to create a business plan that has enabled me to make a living off what I am truly passionate about…Thank you for all your support in helping me pursue my goals."
"Community Futures understands the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Their course is in-depth and informative. The staff are a complement of exceptional, talented, and caring individuals. I especially appreciate the on-going support. It is truly ‘priceless’ in my opinion."
"I cannot put into words how helpful Community Futures was in the process of starting my business. I worked with Julie and Carmen, and they truly are business gurus. Their shared knowledge and expertise helped me feel supported and encouraged throughout the entire Self Employment Program. You can tell that they genuinely care about you as a person, and they want to do their best to help your business thrive. I'm four years into business and they're still some of my biggest supporters. Thank you so much Julie and Carmen!"