Success Stories

Hylee Training - Mission, BC

Alicia Harper first came to Community Futures in 2012 for a loan to build a covered riding area on property she was turning into an Equestrian Centre. As a young entrepreneur getting a loan through a conventional lender wasn't possible, but youth is a sector Community Futures supports.

In 2015 Alicia was again making changes to her business and came back to Community Futures for another loan, our support helped her grow her business and increase the value of the property. Within the year she could refinance through a bank and payout Community Futures.

Supporting small businesses in the early stages to help thembecome 'bankable' is what Community Futures does. " Our bus iness is doing better than originally projected, " said Alicia. "Working with Community Futures was daunting at first with all the business information I had to provide, but they set me up with the tools I needed for my business to be a success , " added Alicia.


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

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