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

Creative Marketing Ideas for the Small Business

If you’re a small business or new startup, you don’t have money to waste on expensive advertising like your bigger competitors can. To compete on the same level but with a smaller budget, you have to market smarter.

Start by brainstorming with your business partners and connections to come up with several cheap outside-the-box marketing... Read more

October is Small Business Month

For the month of October all Small Business BC workshops and their counseling services are free to BC Small Business owners. Now is the time to build your business, work on your business, for free, from... Read more

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Small Office Home Office Nanaimo
Cost: $199.00
A Community event

SOHO Nanaimo is a 1-day business conference at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on February 3, 2017.

Community Futures is proud to be a community partner of SOHO Nanaimo and offer you 15% off your ticket price when using promo code: CFCI017  SOHO  is designed for small & home office business owners, those thinking of starting a business, entrepreneurs, and marketing professionals to connect, explore, network and do business.

Get small business advice from our handpicked selection of Canada’s small business leaders. Give your business the edge through insightful talks, expert one-on-one advice, networking opportunities and valuable Q+A sessions with our renowned speakers.

Click Here to register. 

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

Painted Turtle

Angie and Bruce Barnard

Written by Danielle Cunningham

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 to grow and develop the award-winning business that now serves local and international community members.

Seeking a place to settle and run a business that would... 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