Starting a Business?
At Community Futures, we are here to listen to your business idea and help you develop the right options for your business. To find out how Community Futures can help, join us for a free information session every Thursday at alternating locations.
Community Futures provides entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs with confidential business coaching and support on a wide variety of issues.
We excel at listening as well as asking the hard questions that challenge and inspire. While we don’t make direct referrals, we also can provide a list of local professionals with the expertise you may need for a specific business issue.
Learn a step-by-step process to develop the components of a Business plan, marketing plan, HR plan, product packaging, or marketing materials.
Unlike most financial institutions, we are not a formula lender; instead, we assess every business venture on the basis of its own merit. Community Futures also has the ability to explore financing for businesses that are unable to secure funding under reasonable terms and conditions from traditional lenders. In some cases, we may be prepared to consider a position of higher risk than other lenders.
Community Futures offer workshops and training on topics relevant to northern small business owners and entrepreneurs. These include marketing and advertising, social media, financial management and legal issues, among others. Check out our events and workshops calendar for upcoming offerings.
Additional training and support is available to those eligible through Self Employment Services. These services are designed to assist aspiring entrepreneurs with the information, skill development, resources, and coaching support they need to develop a business concept, prepare a business plan and launch the first year of business.