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"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
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"Thanks to Community Futures, our future goals and aspirations of making a living and creating a long, lasting successful business that will serve this community are closer than they ever were before. They came to play when no one else would."
- Stew Bird/Travis Johnston, The Wood Shop Millwork & Joinery Inc.
"With no assets but a great idea and the passion to follow through, Community Futures was willing to take a chance on me. They were my first and greatest source of funding and I wouldn’t be here otherwise.
Participation in the Launch-a-preneur program in 2013 was a great kick-start, giving me the community resources and networks I needed to build confidence and my business plan.
Even when I experienced a lull in my business, Community Futures was there to help me through and continues to this day in providing ongoing advice and resources to keep me feeling supported and my doors open."
- Althea Mongerson, Intwined Fibre Arts| Salmon Arm, BC
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Don't see yourself here? If you are a current or former client of Community Futures Shuswap, we'd love to hear from you! Simply e-mail us a current picture of you working your business, along with a short success story or an inspirational quote about how our team helped launch your business, buy a business, or expand your business, and you could be featured on our Facebook page and our website with a link to your business website.