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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

Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2016

The Business Expo is an opportunity for you to interact face-to-face with clients and businesses in order to develop solid and long-term relationships. In 2015, 100+ businesses showcased their services and... Read more

Have Your Say - Self-Employment Survey

You are invited to participate in the Self-Employment Survey - Community Futures Central Vancouver Island 2016.

The survey results provide important information, which helps form our strategy development and enables us to make appropriate adjustments to our service delivery efforts. 

If you complete the survey by Feb 7, 2016 you'... Read more

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
MyBizDay Vancouver Island
Cost: FREE
A Small Business BC event

Small Business BC and TD Bank Group is presenting an exciting event series happening throughout Small Business Month in October, and November – the 2nd Annual MyBizDay Series happening on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Victoria, BC.

MyBizDay Vancouver Island is a full-day education event featuring workshops, exhibits and networking for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.

This event happens on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas St.) in Victoria, BC and includes these presentations:

• Market Research: Find Data That Works for You – Presented by Small Business BC • Financing and Start-Up Money – Presented by TD Bank Group • Protecting Your Small Business – Presented by TruShield Insurance • Introduction to TaxSense for Your Business – Presented by Loren, Nancke & Company, CPAs • Getting Your Business Ahead in International Trade – Presented by UPS • Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers – Presented by Yellow Pages

The public and small business community is encouraged to join Small Business BC on the MyBizDay tour.For more information or to register, visit sbbc.co/mbdvi16.  Admission is FREE.

 

CLIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sockeye Technologies Inc

Charles Hamer

Written by Danielle Cunningham

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, Stephen Bisanz and their team of 8 professionals have extended their services to 12 multi-national organizations with numerous sites,... Read more

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

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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