Community Futures East Kootenay (CFEK) is dedicated to fostering strong, vibrant local economies.
Community Futures engages in Community Economic Development with local governments, key partners and stakeholder organizations, Community Futures seeks to be a driving force for economic growth and sustainability throughout the East Kootenay. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, Community Futures dedicated staff supports the creation and expansion of small businesses in the area.
Community Futures promotes economic development and the creation of jobs and wealth in our region by providing small-business loans for start-up, expansion or the purchase of existing businesses. In addition to financial support, Community Futures offers a variety of business-related services, including knowledgeable, professional business consultation and access to training for entrepreneurs and their employees.
Community Futures Provides:
Business Loans: Our goal is to work with you to identify and create the right financing solution to meet your business’s specific needs. With flexible and affordable loan products designed with entrepreneurs in mind, CFEK can help you take on new challenges.
Training: Topics range from advertising and marketing to website design, e-commerce, and business law. There’s bound to be a course that will help you improve your bottom line. Enroll in one today!
Basin Business Advisors Program: The Basin Business Advisors program supports small- and medium-sized businesses in the Columbia Basin by providing free, one-to-one, confidential business counselling and assessment services, and by arranging and cost-sharing specialized consulting services. These services are now available to all business models, including social enterprises. The program also offers pre-start-up entrepreneurial education to individuals or organizations considering purchasing or starting a business.