WHAT WE DO
& small business
Community Futures inspires and advances an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and impact investing on the Sunshine Coast. We believe local entrepreneurs are the essential ingredient to building rural prosperity and within our means, do everything we can to support them. Whether you are growing a small business out of your garage, purchasing a well loved local business from a retiring owner, or moving an existing business with you to the Sunshine Coast, we’ve got tools, advice, training, and investments to help you. Our expertise will help your business idea flourish.
WHAT WE DO
to grow your
Community Futures can provide you with a loan or equity investment to start, purchase, or expand a business on the Sunshine Coast. In addition to assessing your application from a financial perspective we take into account in the social and environmental benefits of your business, and your personal passion and commitment and ability to execute your business idea.We are not a conventional lender and are willing to take a higher risk than the traditional financial options. In collaboration with other business lenders, local community organizations, not for profits and community government we are intentionally growing and diversifying our coastal economy with impact based financing options.
We are building a stronger, more resilient, and vibrant Sunshine Coast by investing in the businesses which improve our community. We’ve also constructed the education, supports, tools, and investing vehicles to help you join the local impact investing movement on the Sunshine Coast.
LEARN CONNECT ENGAGE
Our education and events increase the capacity, skills, and vision in our coastal business ecosystem across the Sunshine Coast.
We invite you to attend our upcoming events, register for a workshop, or attend other events hosted by our community partners.
Conveniently located in downtown Sechelt, the Work Hub is a shared work space for students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Join us at our friendly, distraction-free space, and enjoy our amenity filled sunny bright kitchen.
Rent a desk or a private meeting room at affordable rates.
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to our upcoming events, trainings, and classes.