Boardwalk Cafe and Games
"After an unexpected life transition, we were exploring the idea of launching our own unique business in the Fraser Valley. After visiting some friends in another city and experiencing our first board game cafe, we began to think about what something like that might look like in Abbotsford. So, we began to do market research and the legwork of developing a business concept and plan.
After a few months, we had come up with a great concept and had developed a business plan, done our market research, and had even found the perfect location. All that was standing in our way was some more funding to get things off the ground. We tried two traditional lenders that both were unable to help us due to our young business and lack of experience. This was when we found Community Futures. Dennis and the team were able to find a solution for us and support us throughout the whole start-up process. Not only did they help with start-up funding but, through the Self-Employment Program, were able to help give us relevant training and support that helped us make informed decisions on human resources, marketing, and finances.
Without the help, guidance, and support of Community Futures, we never would have been able to take our dream and turn it into a reality! Now, we have an exciting and successful business that has accomplished more than we initially imagined it could!"
Boardwalk Café & Games
2546 Montrose Avenue,