Business Succession

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Business Succession Planning

Community Futures has an excellent tool to assist with your Business Succession planning needs. The Venture Connect program is delivered by 6 Island Coastal Community Futures offices in partnership with the remaining Community Futures offices throughout BC. With priority on rural BC, the subsidiary’s focus is business retention in BC during unprecedented demographic shifting and business transitions.

While Many Focus on Labour Shortages…
We Focus on Entrepreneur Shortages

With economic development as our foundation, Venture Connect occupies a very unique space within the business buy and sell marketplace. We recognize the importance of local knowledge and experience and utilize our collaborative relationships with Community Futures, Economic Development Agencies, Immigration Consultants, Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Government to achieve mutual goals.

How We Assist

  • Business owners to prepare for the sale of their business and understand their position in the buy/sell marketplace
  • Business buyers, both local and foreign, to identify and acquire appropriate businesses
  • Listing agents, business sellers and economic development agencies to expose their opportunities and connect them with buyers
  • Economic development agencies and government by gathering and analyzing data and providing trends in the rural business landscape

For more on Venture Connect:, 1-855-421-0082,


Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

About Community Futures

logo whiteFor over 30 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized services to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic. Learn More