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The article below appeared first in our July 20, 2021 Community Futures Boundary Newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter using the link at the bottom of the page.

Starting up a new business?

Don’t you wish you had a genie in a bottle to get you through all the hiccups and hassles of all the things you didn’t see coming?

Starting a new business is hard work, and if you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably wishing you were in Aruba at the beach right now instead of dealing with all the paperwork sitting in front of you. Or maybe all the phone calls and emails you need to write.

Experts to help you out.

Well, we don’t have a genie to send you to Aruba, but we DO have an expert to help you out. And the best part is… it’s free! You don’t have to send yourself into that nasty red ink to get access to us. Our funding allows us to pay for your advisor’s time with you!

Our Business Advisors Program is just what you need to avoid the potholes hiding in areas like:

  • marketing,
  • branding,
  • business models and mission statements,
  • dealing with how to find employees,
  • navigating through human resource issues,
  • and last, but definitely not least – how to manage your cash flow problems.

We’re like your very own business matchmaker. We just so happen to know people who’ve walked through the things you’re now facing, and we can hook you up! It’s a little bit like being in a mentorship, where you have someone available to advise you on all those areas of business you weren’t prepared for. All you need to do is fill out our questionnaire and we will match you with the best mentor we can find. Not only can they help you figure out the nitty gritty details, but they also can steer you towards accessing all the lovely grants our government offers, all the resources you probably haven’t time to go hunting for on your own and recovery programs set up to help with businesses impacted by things like Covid-19 and floods.

We have a Business Coach ready to chat with you …

In simple terms, we have a business coach ready to chat with you one-on-one and cover all those areas you’re struggling with. If we don’t have the answers to your questions, we can guide you to someone who does.

You don’t have to join a seminar or a class, you can just have access to your very own expert! This business coach we match you with will meet with you once a week and help you implement strategies to grow your business.

Based on your business needs, Community Futures Business Advisors Program can also possibly help fund some of the strategies you come up with during your time with us!

It’s super easy to get yourself into our Business Advisors Program. All you need to do is call us at (250) 442-2722 or email us at

You can also look up information on the Business Advisors Program on our website at