We provide business support to entrepreneurs in Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride, Valemount and the surrounding rural areas. We can assist business owners, or those considering becoming a small business owner, with attaining financing, creating a business plan, and accessing tools and resources for the different challenges and opportunities small business owners may face.
- Starting a Business
- Financial Management
- Market Research
- Marketing and Sales
- Legal issues
- Product Packaging
- Business Concept
- Social Media
- Online Presence
- One-Stop Business Registry
- Skill Development
We excel at listening as well as asking the hard questions that challenge and inspire. While we don’t make direct referrals, we can provide a list of local professionals with the expertise you may need for a specific business issue.
Community Futures provides entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs with confidential business coaching and support on a wide variety of issues.
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.
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.
The Rural Business Expanding Success (RBES) project is designed to provide small and medium-sized business, in the rural regions, with easy access to training and support to expand or grow the business.
The Export Navigator offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting. There is a focus on connecting businesses to market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts.
Succession and Selling
Our staff are business succession specialists, providing professional guidance to BC business owners to plan for their transition and ready their business for sale.