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Small Business Loan Resources

An Ongoing Commitment to Small Business

Community Futures has been providing rural entrepreneurs with the counselling, services and supports they need to establish and grow their businesses for over 30 years. In fiscal 2018/19 alone, Community Futures organizations in BC disbursed 718 loans totalling $38.8 million, creating and maintaining 2,223 jobs. Community Futures is a developmental lender, and we have a different approach than financial institutions. This means we may be able to provide loans to businesses that do not qualify elsewhere.

These tools can help you create a viable Business Plan:


Don't forget to contact us to ask about our Business Consulting services. You may need assistance with business projects like marketing plans, feasibility studies, or investment attraction strategies. Our staff are business experts with an intimate knowledge of the unique characteristics of our local economy. Plus, they can help you connect to a wide network of business leaders committed to creating thriving rural economies.

Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) 

The EDP  is a business loans program that reduces obstacles people with disabilities or ongoing health issues may face when looking for financing.   At Community Futures we believe that managing ongoing health or disability issues should not be a barrier to business success. Find out how we can help- click here