Our Business Centre offers many useful business resources for the Indigenous entrepreneur, including the REACH Site and a list of web resources. The following resources are available through SCF:
Our REACH Site provides free public access for Indigenous entrepreneurs to computers and the internet to support business research, planning, and development.
Stó:lō Community Futures also has available a wide range of Indigenous-specific business resource materials in our Resource Library that you can sign out for free as well.
Please call our office at 604-858-0008 or email to learn more.
Working together to support small business development.
Small businesses account for 98% of all businesses and employ 971,000 people in B.C. These web resources are just few to check out.
Community Futures British Columbia
Facilitating small business and community economic development across BC
Launched in 1986, Community Futures is a community driven economic renewal initiative and now has a broad network of 34 community Futures locations across British Columbia. BC Community Futures are locally autonomous, non-profit organizations made up of community volunteers who, together with their professional staff, are actively engaged in helping their communities develop businesses (through loans, technical support, training, and information) and implement community-based economic development strategies.
As a grass roots organization, Community Futures British Columbia works on behalf of its members to access the resources they require to be effective in their local community economic development initiatives.
Small Business BC
Offering business information and services to BC entrepreneurs
Since 1993, Small Business BC has been helping BC entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. They are linked to a network of 75 Regional Economic Vitality (REV) partners throughout BC and together are dedicated to deliver community-relevant business information and services to small business owners.
Visit their website to access value-added services: affordable seminars, customized market research reports, informative monthly e-newsletters and current e-business information, eBusiness Connection www.e-bc.ca.
A Source of information for start up and development for the francophone business world
The SDE represents the interests of the economy sector of the francophone community by supporting development in the sphere of business, by fostering entrepreneurial activity amongst francophone business people and by ensuring the flow of economically pertinent information within the community.