Business Aids

Community Futures Central Kootenay is a not-for-profit community economic development organization. They are committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.

Community Futures Central Kootenay, in operation since 1985, aims to:

  • assist existing and new small businesses with training, loans, counselling and resources
  • provide income support for eligible individuals contemplating self-employment as a career option
  • bring together key community partners and the region as a whole to work toward the common goal of sustainable community economic development

Visit to find out more about Community Futures and how they can assist you to start or grow your business.

Spring 2022 Webinar Training Schedule


20 Business Plan 101 (9-4)*
26 Writing Your “About You” Page (10-11:30am)
27 Instagram for Business – Beginner (9-1)


12 Social Media Promotions & Events (9-1)
12 Bookkeeping Basics (9-4)
17 MAP (Marketing Action Plan) Your Business’ Success (12-1) *
17 Me Inc: How to Start a Business (1-3:30)*
18 Guide on the Side: Talented Teaching (9-Noon)
26 Facebook for Business – Beginner (9-1)
31 Start a Knowledge Based Business Online (9-1)


 1 Writing Email Newsletters that Connect (9-1)
7 ‘Send Me Something’: The Art of Being Prepared (9-1)
14 Business Plan 101 (9-4)*
21 Improve Your Sales Efforts! (9-1)
29 Bookkeeping Basics (9-4)

* Free classes

To ensure your spot and avoid class cancellations, we ask that you register for workshops at least five days in advance.