Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed

We provide loans, business advice & business support.

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We Provide

We provide business loans for those looking to start a new business, buy an existing one, or expand.

We Assist

We provide coaching and advisory services for those who want to start their own business.

We Take Care
of 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 myCF, 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!

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Stories of Success

Every year we help hundreds of regional entrepreneurs make their dreams and ideas come to fruition, here are a few of their stories.

Who We Serve

We serve the communities of Avola, Barriere, Blue River, Chase, Clearwater, Kamloops, Little Fort, McLure, Pritchard, Sun Peaks, Vavenby, and Westwold.

Client Testimonials

Community Futures Kamloops had provided me with the necessary tools and support to start and implement my business. The staff have been incredibly helpful, informative, and supportive. The self-employment program has been the best possible solution for my personal situation, and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity.

- Trina Palmer
Silver Birch Virtual Bookkeeping Services

Community Futures Thompson Country has been an incredible support and provided me with excellent guidance. I am extremely thankful to Carmen and Julie for helping me bring my business idea to an actual company!

- Kara Lemire
NatureBound Academy

Since joining Community Futures Thompson Country I have forced myself to bend my mind in ways I had not expected to. Leaping into a world of learning things I had not known I DID NOT KNOW. I am thrilled to be accepted into such a well-rounded support group. There is no way I could have accomplished the many personal triumphs I have experienced, without them.

- Iesza Robson-Smith
Lily Koi Tattoo Connection Spa & Salon

My experience with Community Futures has been life changing. They took the mystery and terror out of starting my own business and set me on the right path to building a lasting professional business that supports my family and that I could be proud of. I am so thankful to have found CF and their amazing team.

- Chris Brown
The Garden Guru

Julie has been such a treat to work with! Her feedback is on point and so valuable. I would highly recommend the program.

- Carolanne Kreiser
Fly Fitness Aerial Studio

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!

- Meagan Preston
Preston Communications and Consulting

"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 :)"

- Sally Hammond
Kamloops Precision Bookkeeping Services

"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."

- Karen Knight
Karen Knight Consulting

"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."

- Don Lam

"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."

- Marnie Freeman
Memory Quilts by Marnie

"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!"

- Jackie Chapman
Jak. Natural Designs

Contact Us

Call us at 250-828-8772 or email us at

330 Seymour St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2G2

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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