Programs & Services - Community Futures Shuswap

By: Community Futures Shuswap  09-12-2011
Keywords: Business Development, Video Conferencing, Community Economic Development

We offer a wide range of services to entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations and communities in the Shuswap region.

Our services include:

  • Business counseling
  • Business loans and business development programs to kick start or expand your enterprise
  • Self-employment programs
  • Employment Wage Subsidy Program
  • Community economic development – helping communities find local solutions to complex social & economic issues.
  • Specialized programs for entrepreneurs with disabilities.
  • Ongoing events such as a Small Business Speakers' Series, video conferencing training and accessibility
  • A wide range of business development tools and resources.

No matter what stage of business you're at, Community Future’s business experts are always ready to discuss your business needs in confidence. We will provide you with information and advice on everything from small business start-up, incorporation, financing and loan programs, business expansion to relevant government and private sector programs and services.

Community Futures-Shuswap – Growing communities one idea at a time.


Keywords: Business Development, Business Experts, Community Economic Development, Video Conferencing, Wage Subsidy Program

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Small Business Support - Programs & Services

In an ongoing effort to support viable and sustainable business development, Community Futures-Shuswap offers a range of small business training sessions, some of which are offered free of charge to the local business community and interested individuals.


Self Employment - Programs & Services

The Self Employment Benefits Program is a federally funded program that is designed to support individuals to effectively assess business concepts, develop business plans and launch community-based business ventures. Each proposed business concept is carefully screened by a Business Development Committee, composed of respected individuals from within our service area.


Wage Subsidy Program - Programs & Services

The Employment Wage Subsidy program offers funding to connect employers with skilled, motivated workers as well as support job seekers that are entering the workplace, by offering employers funding to share the cost of on the job work experience. Once the agreement has started, employers send in a monthly claim form with a small activity report, pay stubs, and time sheets.


Business Loans - Programs & Services

A primary focus of Community Futures Shuswap is to provide availability to financial resources which might not otherwise be available to individuals to start and/or expand a small business within our service delivery region. Loans under this fund are for new or existing entrepreneurs engaged in the forest sector, aquaculture, manufacturing, tourism, or another prescribed sector of the economy.


Video Conferencing - Programs & Services

The applications of video conferencing are limitless and include training, meetings, announcements, and even staff recruitment; all at a fraction of the time and expense associated with sending participants to a single out of community meeting location.