Business Training

About Our Training

Training Types & Payments

Community Futures offers a mix of in-person instructor led training and live interactive video conference seminars hosted by Small Business BC and other partner sites. All fee-based seminars must be paid 3 business days in advance unless otherwise stated. Payment for Small Business BC seminars can be made by credit card or PayPal during the sign-up process. For other payment arrangements please call (250)364-2595 ext.24.


While it is understood that small business owners have very busy schedules, it is very difficult to provide training for small class sizes. In the event that you are unable to attend a session you have registered for you are asked to please call our office at (250)364-2595 ext.24 as soon as possible to opt out of the session. In the event Small Business BC cancels a seminar, the full seminar cost will be refunded. Registrant cancellations must be received 3 business days before the seminar begins and are subject to a 20% administration fee.


In-house Training

Community Futures is offering the following workshops and training for the general public and Self Employment Program participants. In-house training opportunities for Self Employment Program participants is also listed under the Self Employment Program page

Training Calendar

Interactive Training

Interactive Training Sessions

Small Business BC (SBBC) offers a large number of business oriented training sessions every month. Attendees participate in person, through webinars, and via interactive video conference systems at participating locations such as Community Futures.

Community Futures of Greater Trail registers for interactive seminars that have proven to be beneficial for our clients in the past. When our office has registered for an interactive training sessions it will appear below in the SBBC training feed. To register for any of the offerings just click on the seminar title. The full list of Small Business BC Seminars is available on their seminars listing page (link opens in a new window).

In the event that Small Business BC cancels a paid interactive seminar the full seminar cost will be refunded. Registrant cancellations must be received 3 business days before the seminar begins and are subject to a 20% administration fee. Please call our office at (250)364-2595 ext.24 if you are unable to attend a session.

SBBC Training Feed

Other Training

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency frequently offers free Small Business Information Web Seminars and various in-person workshops. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for new small businesses to learn about tax matters and their filing requirements. Visit the CRA website for a list of currently available "Webinars" and workshops.


Recommended seminars for small business owners include:

Payroll Information for Small Business

  • Employee or self-employed?
  • Maintaining proper payroll records
  • Calculating deductions for Canada Pension Plan contributions, Employment Insurance premiums, and Income Tax
  • Remitting payroll deductions
  • Completing the T4 information return


Income Tax for Small Business

  • Income tax matters for sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations
  • What to file
  • When to file
  • Bringing assets into a business
  • Goodwill
  • Record keeping
  • Capital cost allowance
  • Expenses


GST/HST for Small Business

  • How goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) works
  • Who has to register
  • Your obligations and entitlements
  • Books and records
  • How to complete your GST/HST return
  • Special situations
  • Where to get help


Registration is required as space is limited.