Client Success Stories

Each year we help thousands of rural BC entrepreneurs just like you turn their dreams into reality. Here are some of their stories. We hope they inspire you to get in touch with your local Community Futures office.


It’s been 18 years since One Seed and Quills Quotes & Notes became a reality, thanks to help from Community Futures, the Self-Employment Benefit program, and a loan to have the story and song recorded, published and printed.

Amber Cachelin- Greensleeves Electric Ltd. - Kamloops, BC

Amber Cachelin is the owner/operator of Greensleeves Electric Ltd; her company offers residential and commercial electrical services in Kamloops, with a focus on solar energy systems and other renewables.

Amber obtained her Red Seal Journeyman Qualification as an Electrician in March of 2016, and has her FSR Class B, and St. John’s Ambulance First Aid certification.

April's Tack Boutique - Ladysmith, BC

"With incredible support from my husband, family, friends, and Community Futures, I was able to make my dream a reality." April Johnson

I have been passionate/obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. Growing up my sister and I went door to door on Jinglepot road looking for horses to ride.  We were lucky to find two kind families whose daughters had left home and left their horses behind. 

Ogopogo Tours - Summerland, BC

"After sampling around 120+ jobs and creating 18 businesses on his own, self-admitted ‘serial entrepreneur’ Darren Sweet has found the perfect fit with ‘Ogopogo Tours.’ Known for their sustainable model, the tour company was first born from Darren’s desire to reduce emissions when idling a traditional diesel tour bus.  


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

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