Starting a Business

Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting a business is appealing to a lot of people and can be very rewarding. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey.

All of our services offered through Venture Connect are provided by experienced and professional Business Advisors working remotely from communities in Western Canada.

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Business Financing

No matter where you are at in your business planning or growth, Community Futures can help with financing in rural locations throughout Western Canada. Financing and support are available to start, grow or purchase a business.

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We have flexible, affordable loans that are specifically designed to help entrepreneurs start their business. Whether you need financing from $10,000 - $150,000 our Loans Officers are here to help.

Our lending program assists local entrepreneurs in obtaining the financing they need to develop and enhance their businesses. Community Futures provides repayable funding to entrepreneurs for working capital, equipment purchase or lease, and business start-up, purchase or expansion.

Click on links below to locate the Community Futures office nearest you:

Community Futures British Columbia

Community Futures Alberta

Community Futures Saskatchewan

Community Futures Manitoba

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Business Plans

Venture Connect creates high quality and realistic business plans that incorporate your skills and attributes.  The plans include short and long-term goals, marketing strategies and when appropriate noting potential new markets.  Venture Connect business plans have been used for financing and immigration program support.

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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

This Program is only available within British Columbia.

British Columbia’s economic growth depends on having enough skilled and qualified workers to meet labour market needs. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in BC.

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For more information about the Provincial Nominee Program please visit: Welcome BC - BC Provincial Nominee Program

There are a number of avenues immigrant entrepreneurs can apply to become productive business citizens in British Columbia. 

Our assistance would be in the form of helping you come up with a business concept, geographic location and preliminary concept for a business that meets the parameters of the specific program. We charge $1,000 for a Basic Business Concept (Regional Pilot), $2,250 for a Basic Business Plan/follow up plan and $3,500 for more involved Business Plans.

If you would like one of our Business Advisors to help you in the process please email info@ventureconnect.ca

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