Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

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This program is designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions to pursue their business goals by providing access to a network of business professionals and resources.  Self-employment provides flexible hours, personalized work environments and economic inclusion for individuals who have a viable business idea and are ready, willing and motivated to run their own business.   

The program offers assistance with developing a business plan, business training, business coaching and -  in rural areas - business loans.

Urban – Greater Vancouver & Greater Victoria

To qualify for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program you must: 

  • Self-declare a disability or ongoing health issue
  •  Have a viable business idea and have demonstrated commitment through research, learning and planning
  • Be ready, willing and motivated to run your own business
  • Need additional support to build your business future. 

The first step is to complete the Business Questionnaire. After your Questionnaire has been received you will have an interview with an Intake Coordinator or Business Advisor to determine your suitability for the program, the type of entrepreneur you are and an analysis of your strengths. 

 

Rural – Outside of Greater Vancouver or Greater Victoria

To qualify for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program you must: 

  • Self-declare a disability or ongoing health issue
  • Have a viable business idea and have demonstrated commitment through research, learning and planning
  • Be ready, willing and motivated to run your own business
  • Need additional support to build your business future. 

The first step is to contact your local Community Futures office.  

For over 20 year, Community Futures has been delivering the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program in the four western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Contact

Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5
  1-604-289-4222
 

About Community Futures

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