Our approach to financing small business works.
A Commitment to the Valley
These are some of the clients that Community Futures Cowichan has helped.
* Note: only clients who wish to be profiled on our website are listed.
When it comes to business, not all things are written in stone.
BC Marble Products in Chemainus might disagree when it comes to their business. They create a wide range of innovative architectural products for interior and exterior uses that is enduring and the perfect way to make a lasting statement.
From their own supply of beautiful, natural marble from the west coast of Vancouver Island and their advanced processing equipment, they craft kitchen and bathroom features, wall cladding, decorative natural stone hardscaping, tables, fireplaces and stairs along with “one of a kind” pieces.
As they like to promote:
"If you can dream it, we can make it".
Helping a flourishing client.
Helping a business that helps things grow and flourish is a bonus. Night Song Farm, located in Glenora, specializes in sustainably-grown flowers and offers hundreds of varieties of blooms. From intimate backyard weddings to large events, owner Linda Mimeault can create flower arrangements that are right for you.
Fresh flower bouquets are even available from one-off custom arrangements to weekly or monthly subscriptions for you or your business. Local restaurants even offer up a gorgeous variety of her edible flowers.
So if you want to view them or “chew them”, you have choices.
It was time to move out of the house.
Working from his home since 2004, Dave Jickling identified the need for a more comprehensive line of automotive repair services in the south Cowichan area. This meant a move from a home-based business to commercial shop space. It also required properly equipping the space to provide these new services.
Community Futures Cowichan was able to provide financing to allow for the acquisition of specialized equipment, related leasehold improvements and working capital. Now with these expanded services, he is able to better serve his already established clientele and attract new customers.
Well done, Dave!