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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

Our Newest Committee Member Helping Others

He's at it again! One of our newest committee members, Slava from 4th Street Panago Pizza donated $1000, pizza coupons AND pizza for all the kids at Fresh Start: Back to school event . 

The annual Fresh Start... Read more

Volunteer of the Year

We are excited to announce Ed Poli as the Community Futures Central Island's Volunteer of the Year for 2019. CFCI relies on community business leaders to volunteer and represent our region's communities and economic sector... Read more

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Business After Business
Cost: FREE
A Community event

Community Futures Central island invites you to our Business-After-Business networking mixer on Oct 29th, 5:00p m - 7:00 pm. This is your opportunity to enjoy an appy or two and chat with other business owners and representatives.

Questions? Email Brenda  See you then!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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

Great Performances Business Consulting

Clemens Rettich

“If you do it intelligently, there are ways of leveraging resources to create business opportunities. Sometimes raising the capital to do those things is the hardest part, and that’s where Community Futures comes in.”

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... Read more

Painted Turtle

Angie and Bruce Barnard

"Since start-up loans for small tourism business are unavailable from traditional banks, we sought and received funding from Community Futures of Central Island to get the operation up and running."

In 2003, Angie and Bruce Barnard purchased the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, a European-style accommodation located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. The couple devoted 11 years to the hotel/hostel, committing hard work and innovation... 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