Featured Businesses

BC's Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program helped Sharon Lambert keep the performing alive.

Sharon's operatic performing career was cut short by an auto accident; with help from EDP she is now a professional voice over artist.

"EDP made my business fit into my life versus fitting my life into my business." 

For the full story, click here!.


Intwined Fibre Arts, Salmon Arm


The EDP helped Althea Mongerson spin a long yarn into a success story. Her dream of opening a fibre arts retail outlet in her community of Salmon Arm became her reality.

"With no assets but a great idea and the passion to follow through, Community Futures was willing to take a chance on me. They were my first and greatest source of funding and I wouldn't be here otherwise. Even when I experienced a lull in my business, Community Futures was there to help me through and continues to this day to provide ongoing advice and resources to keep me feeling supported and my doors open."

Read Althea's story here.


Nicolas and Marie's Pizza, Pasta and Donair in Vernon, BC

An EDP loan helped Nicolas Kynigos grow a business with gourmet appeal.

"I didn't have any experience working with Community Futures, but EDP guided me in the right direction." 

Read the full story.





Neighbors Computers, Grand Forks, BC

Dave Bachmier, Owner: 

"The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program looked past the disability, and at this ability." 





Ten Top Entrepreneurs from around the Province

Community Futures British Columbia Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program celebrates the success of ten extraordinary entrepreneurs: Our Top Ten entrepreneurs from 2009 speak about entrepreneurship and the business assistance they received from Community Futures.






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About Community Futures

For over 25 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized programs to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic. Find out more…

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