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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

When You Have 30 Seconds to Introduce Your Business

You've just stepped into an elevator. The door closes; a man in the elevator points to the logo on your jacket and asks, “What does your business do?” You open your mouth, and then pause. As you try to organize your thoughts, the elevator stops and he's on his way. This is one situation where an "elevator pitch”, a short, pre-prepared,... Read more

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

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Orientation to Financing!
Cost: FREE
A Community Futures event

Looking to start, grow or sell a business? Then join Kelly McBride and other entrepreneurs at our office on Wednesdays. Kelly will chat about how Community Futures supports small to medium sized business, explain the steps to a business loan and go over what you need for a successful application. 

Pick the day that fits your schedule and let us know. Only 6 seats available each session so email today to reserve a place at the table. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Orientation to Financing!
Cost: FREE
A Community Futures event

Looking to start, grow or sell a business? Then join Kelly McBride and other entrepreneurs at our office on Wednesdays. Kelly will chat about how Community Futures supports small to medium sized business, explain the steps to a business loan and go over what you need for a successful application. 

Pick the day that fits your schedule and let us know. Only 6 seats available each session so email today to reserve a place at the table. 

CLIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

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