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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

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

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Business tools

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

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Business Links

We connect you with the information you need to succeed.

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Client Accomplishments

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

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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

Community Futures Central Island looking to expand in Ladysmith

CFCI is a developmental lender that offer personalized loans for small businesses

 

Community Futures Central Island, (CFCI), is looking to offer Ladysmith’s small business owners an... Read more

Business After Business Success

Thanks to everyone who joined our Community Futures Central Vancouver Island team and the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce team for Business After Business Oct 29, 2019.

We met new friends and caught up with... Read more

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Orientation to Finance
Cost: FREE
A Community event

Are you looking to start, grow or sell a business? Orientation to Finance happens Wednesdays at our Community Futures office.

Kelly will go over what you need for a successful loan application.

Sessions are limited to 6 seats so call 250.591.7499 today to book a seat! 

More info here. http://bit.ly/2AYK4GN

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Orientation to Finance
Cost: FREE
A Community event

Are you looking to start, grow or sell a business? Orientation to Finance happens Wednesdays at our Community Futures office.

Kelly will go over what you need for a successful loan application.

Sessions are limited to 6 seats so call 250.591.7499 today to book a seat! 

More info here. http://bit.ly/2AYK4GN

CLIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sockeye Technologies Inc

Charles Hamer

“Community Futures acted as a launch pad for the project,” Charles says. “Their loan helped to inject capital into the business during its early stages.”

 

Launched in March 2014, Sockeye Technologies (SockTech) is a company that provides enterprises around the globe with a software program that assists with maintenance and labour supply. Since the business’ inception, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Hamer and Founder... Read more

Fast Time Grand Prix

Doug McLean and Norm Spann

“Community Futures has been an instrumental part of the business.” When resources were tapped, the duo reached out to Community Futures Central Island for financial assistance, where Keith Orieux acted as a coach and a mentor in the early stages of the business and its proposal. “Their team saw the vision we saw for the business.”

Fast Time Grand Prix outdoor NASkart experience celebrates its 2nd season of operation this... Read more

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Communities Served

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