Community Futures Business Workshops

The Community Futures workshops are designed to support business owners and those who are looking to transition from unemployment or under-employment to self-employment.

Business Workshops

Each workshop offered for Abbotsford and Chilliwack businesses delivers the information and help needed in a manner and timeframe that suits you best.

Self-Employment Workshops

For self-employed individuals, workshops are designed to fit the specific needs of unemployed individuals in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope.

A few of the workshops we offer …

Market Research Workshop and Counselling

Offered as two three-hour sessions (modules), along with one-on-one counselling when needed. These sessions are designed to help you:

  1. Determine the viability of your business concept,
  2. Develop and conduct comprehensive and relevant surveys, and
  3. Summarize your findings to arrive at a strong conclusion.

Business Plan Workshop and Development

This workshop includes step-by-step instructions, in a group setting, on the preparation of a business and financial plan for the first year of business.

Your Business Advisor will meet one-on-one with you to clarify and expand on these instructions.

Entrepreneurial Workshops

Respectful, engaging, interactive, thought provoking…and fun!

We have strategically placed these workshops after the business-plan phase, just before you fully launch your businesses. Included in this “boot camp” are:

One of the keys to our success is our committed and passionate staff. SEP staff, coaches and consultants are experienced business advisors and trainers who are or have been successful entrepreneurs.

We believe that each client has very individual needs while in the process of establishing entrepreneurial self-sufficiency.

Our Self Employment Program model addresses the individual needs of each participant, effectively balancing group work with one-on-one mentoring by a business advisor or team of advisors.

In addition, Community Futures South Fraser is available to provide additional support in the areas of business funding, information and networking. Specialized services are also available for individuals with disabling conditions that prevent them from traditional employment but not self-employment.

Want to know more?

Call our office at 604 392 5133.
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