Growing communities one idea at a time.
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Welcome to Community Futures Central Island. Since 1992 we have been helping grow Central Island Region's economy by providing small business loans, expert advice and a wide range of tools and resources.

Business loans
Business loans

You may be eligible for a loan to buy, expand or establish a business.

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Business tools
Business tools

Find what you need to write a business plan or apply for a loan.

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Business Links
tools and resources for a better business

We connect you with the information you need to succeed.

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Client Accomplishments
Painted Turtle success story

See what other entrepreneurs have done with the help of Community Futures Central Island.

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Business succession
Business succession

Are you a retiring business owner? Do you have a plan?

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Our Community

See how we are helping your community grow!

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Latest News

Creative Marketing Ideas for the Small Business

If you’re a small business or new startup, you don’t have money to waste on expensive advertising like your bigger competitors can. To compete on the same level but with a smaller budget, you have to market smarter.

Start by brainstorming with your business partners and connections to come up with several cheap outside-the-box marketing... Read more

October is Small Business Month

For the month of October all Small Business BC workshops and their counseling services are free to BC Small Business owners. Now is the time to build your business, work on your business, for free, from... Read more

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Small Office Home Office Nanaimo
Cost: $199.00
A Community event

SOHO Nanaimo is a 1-day business conference at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on February 3, 2017.

Community Futures is proud to be a community partner of SOHO Nanaimo and offer you 15% off your ticket price when using promo code: CFCI017  SOHO  is designed for small & home office business owners, those thinking of starting a business, entrepreneurs, and marketing professionals to connect, explore, network and do business.

Get small business advice from our handpicked selection of Canada’s small business leaders. Give your business the edge through insightful talks, expert one-on-one advice, networking opportunities and valuable Q+A sessions with our renowned speakers.

Click Here to register. 

CLIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Great Performances Business Consulting

Clemens Rettich

Written by Danielle Cunningham

For the last 10 years, Clemens Rettich and his team of qualified business advisors have delivered coaching and advising services to business owners and communities, island and province-wide. Clemens’ practice at Great Performances Group involves the investment of time towards the growth and development of other businesses; in 2012, however, Clemens devoted resources into his own expansion through the... Read more

Fast Time Grand Prix

Doug McLean and Norm Spann

Written by Danielle Cunningham

Fast Time Grand Prix outdoor NASkart experience celebrates its 2nd season of operation this spring. Doug McLean and Norm Spann’s dream race track took 7 years to plan, and 75 days to build, with persistence and the support of Community Futures Central Island. The two former Saratoga racers’ dreams materialized last June when a scale model took shape as a 35-turn road course with 1,600 feet of outdoor... Read more

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Communities Served

Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Lantzville, Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Bowser, French Creek, Lasquiti Island

CONTACT US

Community Futures Central Island
#14 - 327 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2N4

T: 250.591.7499
T: 888.303.2232
T: 877.585.5385
F: 250.591.7498