Advisory Services

Successful business ventures don't just happen; they grow out of careful research and planning. 

Community Futures believes entrepreneurs hold the key to maintaining rural prosperity by offering diversification and sustainability. That's why we provide a range of programs and services to assist you with getting off to a great start. 

Community Futures can help you with:

  • Access to small business seminars that will aid you in writing a business plan, marketing, cash flow and other topics
  • Improving your business plan for financing purposes
  • Creating realistic financial projections

For more information about what we do, or to set up an appointment, please contact us.


Small Business Start-up

Self-employment Program

The Self Employment Program may provide financial assistance to eligible applicants who want to start their own business or purchase an existing business. 

The program is rich in supports and information, including:

  • income support,

  • business plan development support,

  • business skills development workshops,

  • one-on-one mentoring, and

  • business counseling,

Ready to get started? For individuals who are Employment Insurance or Reachback eligible, contact WorkBC to pursue the Self Employment Program.  You will meet with an Employment Counselor and attend a Self Employment Orientation Session. This program provides financial support, business counselling and business training for up to 48 weeks while establishing your new business.


Williams Lake                                              Start up Resources

WorkBC Williams Lake                                                             Starting a Small Business     Cash Flow Template - Fillable

Ph: 250 398-5133                                                                   Guide to Prepare Business Plan and Cash Flow - Fillable

100 Mile House

WorkBC 100 Mile House

Phone: 250-395-5121 

Bella Coola

WorkBC Bella Coola

Phone: 250-799-5743



Sponsorship Fund Initiative

For rural communities to compete in our fast changing world, they must adopt new and focused economic development strategies. Successful rural communities are those which identify, take stock of and access economic opportunities and then find unique ways to build upon what they already have.

Not only do resilient communities use their existing assets, they also look for new and efficient ways to produce and then market products or services to new customers – and nowadays they look to new global markets as well as local ones.

Our Community Futures plays a key role in working alongside other local and regional community leaders for the development of a sustainable future vision.  If you would like to apply for up to $2500.00 for funding toward a project click here.



Government of Canada
Pacific Economic Diversification Canada
Societe de developpement economique
Pour obtenir le service en fran├žais appeler 1-877-732-3534
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin
Growing communities one idea at a time

266 Oliver Street
Williams Lake BC V2G 1M1
Business Succession
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