Our resource section will help guide you through the intricate world of business and how to register online. Ask yourself the question and find the solution, right here.


Small Business BC can help you with business planning, financing, registration, and any other topics related to starting and growing a business in B.C.

– Planning, financing, registration

BC Business Registry assists with the registrations of business including name approval.

– registration, name approval

BizPaL is a free online service that supplies simplified access to information about business permits and licenses.

– business permits / licenses

Business Development Bank of Canada helps develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services, and capital.

– financing, advisory services, capital

Futurpreneur supplies mentoring services and loans to grow the economy one young entrepreneur at a time.

– mentoring services and loans

Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) is the regional development agency focused on British Columbia’s evolving economy.

– mentoring services and loans

WorkSafeBC employers must ensure the health and safety of their workers.

– health and safety

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation continues to develop and grow the best Aboriginal Corporation dealing with financial, banking and business development services

– finance, banking, business development services

Société de développement économique provides business information, support, networking, training, and mentoring for francophone and francophile business in British Columbia.

– business info, support, networking, training, mentoring

WE BC is the leading resource for women entrepreneurs, offering skills development, business loans, free business guidance, business resources, mentoring, networking, and events

– skills development, loans, guidance, business resources

Tale’awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation is committed to supporting the success of Aboriginal Businesses within the Coast Salish Traditional Territories with business financing and support services

– business financing, support services

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the application process take?

The time will vary depending on the size of the queue and the amount of time it may take for the applicant to gather relevant information to the loan request such as lease agreements, buy sell agreements, incorporation documents, financial statements etc.

We will provide an expectation of time upon receipt of the online form submission.

How much do your services cost?

All services provided by Community Futures are free, except for lending programs which have loan fees and interest charges.

Are you a bank or a Government agency?

Neither, Community Futures Entrepreneur Fund is an independent non-profit corporation run by a local Board of Directors that provides financial and non-financial assistance.

Do you provide business grants?

Community Futures Entrepreneur Fund provides loans to help you start, expand, or maintain a business with the eligibility requirement that you are unable to receive full or partial financing from a bank or credit union.

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Our team is committed to supporting
entrepreneurial activity in the Strathcona & Comox Valley region.