Entrepreneur & Small Business Services

Assistance from experts in various business specialties can often be the key to improving a business or helping it through difficult situations. Community Futures Cowichan's Business Services are available to help address a range of business issues or to assist in taking a business to the next level in performance.

Community Futures Cowichan’s approach to helping small business works. It involves:

  • Utilizing our skills and expertise
  • Leveraging your experience and knowledge
  • Understanding and addressing your unique situation, not applying a "cookie cutter" approach
  • Taking a broad approach, not just one singular view or perspective

 

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Please visit our FAQ section for additional information regarding our Business Services.

If you are ready to meet with one of our Business Development officers, contact us today!

More Services and Resources 

Export Navigator Program 

The Export Navigator pilot offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts it needs at every stage of the process.

The BC Self Employment Program 

The Self-Employment program is an Employment Program of British Columbia initiative that provides financial assistance and entrepreneurial support and training to eligible individuals while they develop and implement their business plan.

Business Works for Youth 

Helps young entrepreneurs make weekly progress on their business with mentors, coaching and online training. For ages 15-29

Business Continuity Workbook

Emergencies and disasters are unavoidable and are happening more and more frequently in British Columbia. Although it is impossible to predict what will happen in the future, it is possible to use the best available information now to make a plan to help reduce any nagative impacts on your business.

Well prepared businesses have been proven to fare much better through and after a disaster because they have already considered the possible impacts to their buisness and developed strategies ahead of time for dealing with them.

The Business Continuity Plan is a plan that focuses on the ability of a business to prepare for and respond to unexpected disruptions.  The goal is to protect employees and assets so that a business can continue to operate.