"When I chose to postpone retirement and enter another venture, Community Futures was ready and willing to help. There is no bank that would have financed inventory to expand my Olive Oils & Vinegars specialty store and borrowing and restructuring the monetary arrangements was the only way I could make it happen.
Salmon Arm is my second store and I felt that the expansion was almost mandatory to keep my territory safe from other competition. I was already supplying product to Salmon Arm and surrounding area customers and they were asking for a store closer to them.
The best service that Community Futures provides beside the financing is there Business Plan program. This program allows an entrepreneur to provide some insight and potential pitfalls facing small business ownership. Thank you Community Futures."
- Donna Harms, Sapori Olive Oils & Vinegars | Salmon Arm, BC