About Venture Connect

Venture Connect is a subsidiary of 6 Island Coastal Community Futures offices and a working partner with the remaining Community Futures offices throughout BC.  With priority on rural BC, the subsidiary’s focus is business retention in BC during unprecedented demographic shifting and business transitions.

While Many Focus on Labour Shortage, We Focus on Entrepreneur Shortages:
With economic development as our foundation, Venture Connect occupies a very unique space within the business buy and sell marketplace.  We recognize the importance of local knowledge and experience and utilize our collaborative relationships with Community Futures, Economic Development Agencies, Immigration Consultants, Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Government to achieve mutual goals.

We assist:

  • Business owners to prepare for the sale of their business and understand their position in the buy/sell marketplace
  • Business buyers, both local and foreign, to identify and acquire appropriate businesses
  • Listing agents, business sellers and economic development agencies to expose their opportunities and connect them with buyers
  • Economic development agencies and government by gathering and analyzing data and providing trends in the rural business landscape

Quality and speed of service, trust, doing the right thing, paying attention and thinking and acting innovatively all matter to achieve desired results. 

Celebrating 10 years!

September 2010 marked Venture Connect's 10th year providing services to BC entrepreneurs. Read the Press Release here.

The Venture Connect Vision

Venture Connect’s mission is to maintain strong communities through business retention.

Venture Connect is a small organization with a large impact.  We work collaboratively with a network of individuals, agencies and government throughout British Columbia to achieve important business retention and succession results by providing effective and efficient delivery of services to business sellers and investors at every stage through the buying and/or selling process.

Our Home Base & Head Office

Venture Connect is a subsidiary of 6 Vancouver Island / Coastal Community Futures offices. Our head office is located in Port Alberni, BC; a geographical center point of Vancouver Island.

There are real people behind Venture Connect who care and work diligently to assist business buyers and sellers. Leveraging our established network throughout British Columbia and today's technology we work effectively and efficiently with business buyers and sellers from anywhere in the world, and at competitive prices.

Like many rural communities in British Columbia, Port Alberni serves as a perfect backdrop for entrepreneurs to start, build and expand their business. Our rural lifestyle enables short commutes to work; many even go home for lunch. We meet friends as we walk around town. Most of us live in homes and our homes are affordable.

Quality of life is supported by our many important assets like our hospital, sports facilities and transit. Our infrastructure includes all levels of education including a college and high speed internet. Our natural assets include our deep sea inlet, lakes, mountains and trails and the list goes on....