Growing communities one idea at a time.

Community Futures of Greater Trail fosters local entrepreneurs through all phases of business from the pre-startup phase to the expansion of existing business. We offer entrepreneurial programs and training, business counselling, loan programs and a business library of resource material to people interested in expanding or starting a business. We also promote, co-ordinate and implement a wide variety of community economic development initiatives within the region.

Programs & Services


South Kootenay Business Centre

The South Kootenay Business Centre is a business development program that provides furnished office space, resources and in-house mentoring to mitigate barriers to business for new and expanding firms.

Business Loans and Micro-Loans

We don't think small when it comes to small business. Flexible, affordable loans are specifically designed to help start, expand, relocate or buy a business in our rural community. Solutions are tailored to meet the needs of individual businesses and decisions are made locally - and quickly.

Self Employment Program

The Self Employment Program provides eligible participants the opportunity to receive financial assistance and entrepreneurial support while they develop their business plan and when starting a business. If your application for business plan and/or startup support is accepted you will receive your current EI claim rate or $300/week, whichever is greater, for up to a maximum of 48 weeks.

Regional Business Library

To help you start and run a business, Community Futures of Greater Trail houses the Kootenay Regional Business Library. The library nearly 700 business specific titles, and can be searched right here on our website.

Contact Us

Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
General Inquiries: info(at)communityfutures.com
Phone: (250)364-2595

Community Futures
825 Spokane Street
Trail BC, V1R 3W4

 

 

 

News & Events


2015 CED Forum

CED Practitioners. Register now for the 2015 Community Economic Development Forum to be held in Rossland June 18/19. Click here to learn more and register.

 

Busy schedule? Missing deadlines? On June 8 Community Futures and KAST welcome Thrive Leadership instructor Charlotte Ferreux for this high value 1-Day Time Management workshop for entrepreneurs and managers. Click here to Learn More and Register .

 

Join us on Thursday June 18 for "Social Media 101 : The Basics" with Aerin Guy. Aerin is one of the co-founders of Rossland's SpaceRace Digital and is certified through the Canadian Marketing Association. To learn more and register for this two hour workshop Click here .

 

The Trail Broadband Committee is pleased to announce Columbia Networks Inc. and Secure by Design are both now providing services on the Trail Broadband open access network Read More on the Trail Broadband website.

Basin Business Advisors Program

The Basin Business Advisors (BBA) Program provides free one-on-one confidential business counselling and assessment services for small to medium size businesses and social enterprises in the Columbia Basin. Visit www.bbaprogram.ca to learn more.

2015 Business Resource Directory

The 2015 Columbia Basin Business Resource Directory is now available online. The directory aggregates business resource providers within the Columbia Basin. View the 2015 Columbia Basin Resource Directory online.

Micro Loan Program

Community Futures new Micro Loan program can provide fast turnaround business loans of up to $10,000 for new and experienced entrepreneurs and business owners. Read More.

You can do that here!

Episode 8 of KAST's You can do that here! Podcast features recent Jr. Dragons' Den winners Tim Baldwin and Jordan Strobel of Ebon Supply Co. located in Trail, BC.
Listen to the podcast.

Small Business Newsletter

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Community Futures is supported by
Western Economic Diversification Canada