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According to a study by Statistics Canada in 2015, 55% of 2.3 million Canadians with disabilities aged 25-64 are unemployed.
A recent study by Guelph University found that unemployment rates are twice as high among graduates with disabilities and that those who attain employment earn $4,000 to $6,000 less per year than their peers... Read more
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
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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
“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