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Business Loans FAQs

There can be many important questions for anyone owning, or thinking of starting, a business. Here's some questions to consider as you start your business planning.


Community Futures does not provide business plan writing services but can offer insight into the processes of business plan development. A business plan template is available from the Community Futures office and can be downloaded here.

Community Futures can also provide assistance through the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) to anyone with a disclosed disability needing support with business plan development.

Community Futures can provide you with resources to help you determine the viability of your business idea.

The ability to establish and demonstrate the viability of a new or existing business will be a key consideration of any Community Futures loan application.


All businesses will inevitably face a problem or two along the way. Sometimes just being able to clearly identify them can prove challenging.

Community Futures can help you explore existing or potential problem areas and connect you to resources for more effective ways to manage or deal with them.


There are no fees or charges related to initial or introductory visits. Fees may apply to more specific or specialized services provided like BC Registry Services.


Community Futures is a great place to get started. We can identify the necessary steps to starting a new business and provide you with resources to help you take that first step.

For additional information on business services or financing, contact CF Quw'utsun (Cowichan) at 250 746-1004 or via email to book an introductory meeting and discuss your needs.