Just do it!
January is as good a time as any to go over your  past year's business indicators and determine what's working and what's not in your business and the industry. It's also  a  good time to get out there and network with other business owners to find out what's working for them, learn more about the current trends and to pass around a few business cards.

Strategic planning is critical to business success and involves vision, mission and outside-of-the-box thinking. It's where you describe where you want your company to go, not necessarily how you're going to get there. However, like all other "travel plans," without knowing where you want to go, creating details on how to arrive are meaningless. Take the time to define the "where" that your company is heading.

We understand your business and your community. As a non profit organization that has been around for over 30 years, Community Futures - like most businesses - have grown, shrunk, bought and sold buildings, relocated and more. We have had to hone in on our niche market and  define our "where" each year.

We partnered with SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) Summit for their inaugural  SOHO Nanaimo event on February 3rd, 2017.  In addition, to specializing in business loans, we like to lend a hand to support small businesses as they grow to their full potential.  As our associate, use our promo code CFCI2017 and  receive 15% of your ticket.


The YPN, Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, Nanaimo Women's Business Network and  Harris Mazda  present Connecting Community Leaders Feb 15th.  There will be complimentary food, a cash bar, networking and mentoring opportunities as well as a panel discussion with community leaders. It's a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the community.


We are participating in Small Business BC's webinar partner program. You'll receive a 10% discount when you register through our website. It's our gift to you to work ON your business while saving money. Have a look at the   variety of webinars  available.

Feb/Mar 2017 - FOCUSED BUSINESS PLANNING: With this webinar series, you will learn to evaluate the financial viability of your business idea, understand how to clearly define who will buy your product or service, and strategize the first stages of operations, marketing and sales plans.  


Consumer behaviours are evolving faster than ever. And it has never been more important - or more challenging - for entrepreneurs to stay on top of what consumers want. Here are five consumer trends that will transform the way you do business.   

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