Start a Business


Starting a business from scratch can be an exciting and rewarding experience. You’ve thought about your idea extensively, you’ve done the market research, you’ve prepared a great business plan and you’re ready for financing.

But the banks won’t lend to you because you’re a start-up business. Wait….What? This idea is a winner and I've done the work - tell me I didn't just waste all that time.

Not to worry, although a bank considers a new business incredibly risky and they do not want to take on that risk; they are supportive of entrepreneurial activity and will refer you to Community Futures Strathcona. 

We have over 30 years of experience finding financing solutions for new businesses by focusing on character and capacity. If you're planning to start a business in the Comox Valley or Strathcona Regional District and you're unable to obtain financing from a bank or credit union please fill out the loan application below or call us today! We can help get your business started.