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

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan 

There are many reasons why a business plan should be prepared. Regardless of  the specific reason, the underlying goal of preparing a business plan is to ensure  the success of the business. Here are the main reasons why a business plan  should be prepared. Are you ready to ask "what if?"  ... Read more

Do It! - January newsletter!

January is as good a time as any to go over your  past year's business indicators and determine what's working and what's not in your business and the industry. It's also  a  good time to get out there and network with other business owners to find out what's working for them, learn more about the current trends and to pass around a few... Read more

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CLIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

Catalyst Home Staging and Design

Jean Geldert

Jean Geldert opened Catalyst Home Staging and Design, in Parksville, in the fall of 2014. A certified home staging and design company, they provide “affordable style” so that home owners can sell their property much more quickly.

In the beginning, like most small businesses, Geldert found it difficult to get the business rolling but with a start-up loan and some sound business advice, she was able to make things happen.

Because... Read more

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Communities Served

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

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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