We Care About Your Business

That's Why We're Out Walking!

What Is Business Walk All About?

The Business Walk 2015 is a face-to-face survey consisting of only 5 questions that will take only 3-5 minutes, of your time, to complete.   Initially, businesses in the downtown core and DeWolfe Way will be contacted on:  Thursday, January 29, 2015

 Why Walk?

We want to show our businesses that we care, so three agencies have partnered and are walking to meet you! Business is one of the most important parts of a successful community and we want to hear first-hand what your needs, concerns and praises are so that we know how to better support you!

Who Are We Visiting?

Our Business Walk will take place throughout the City of Merritt, canvassing a wide variety of businesses. All businesses will have the opportunity to participate in the survey by personal visit  (or, by downloading the printable questionnaire at www.cfdcnv.com and dropping off your completed questionnaire at the Community Futures Nicola Valley office (2185B Voght St, Merritt   Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 4pm; fax to: 250 378 3924)

Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who's Doing The Walking?

Representatives from: Community Futures Nicola Valley; Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce; and, the City of Merritt are collaborating – including Staff, Board Members and Councilors.

Need just a little more info, or would you like to volunteer?

Phone 250 378 3923 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts on: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Download the Survey below:
 

The Smart Way to Start your Business

Community Futures Nicola Valley in partnership with Small Business BC invites all the public to attend a seminar about how to start your business. This seminar covers basic small business start-up information and is designed for the client in the thinking stage of starting a business.

Learning Objectives

Overview of all the basic requirements including: name registry, business structures, municipal licensing requirements, HST registration and an overview of employment standards;

  • Small Business BC resources are highlighted with emphasis on business planning tools, market research, business planning and trade services.
  • A demonstration of Small Business BC’s website and methods to evaluate your business idea and its viability in the market place; and
  • Brian Rudy of Synergy Business Lawyers will deliver the last hour of this seminar discussing the differences between proprietorships, partnerships, and incorporations.


Join us on Monday December 8, 2014, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Community Room ? City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. The cost for this 3 hour seminar is $29.00 plus HST. For more information, please contact Manuel at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-378-3923. Advance registration is required due to limited seating.

Financial Statements


Audited statement of financial position of Community Futures Development Corporation of Nicola Valley as at March 31, 2014.

Download Financial Statements

Facebook for Business

Community Futures Nicola Valley in partnership with Penny Turko invites all the public to attend a seminar about the use of Facebook for businesses.  In today’s world almost every business owner is using social media as a tool to promote and grow their business. As a small business or non-profit organization, you need to start embracing social media now to ensure you don’t get left behind.

Let us help you understand the transition to social media so you can stay competitive.

In this seminar, we’ll cover:   

  • Learn why Facebook should be an integral part of your marketing strategy;   
  • 7 deadliest Facebook setup sins;   
  • How to market your business and build a personal brand through Facebook;   
  • Set up your Facebook business page step by step;   
  • Automate & monetize your Facebook business page with tab applications;   
  • How to use Facebook Insights to reach pinpointed target markets;
  • and much more.

Join us on Wednesday July 16, 2014, from 12:00pm to 02:00pm at the Community Room ? City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. The cost for this 2 hour seminar is $19.00. For more information, please contact Manuel at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-378-3923 or Penny Turko at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-378-9716.

Register at http://pennyturko.com/fbforbiz Advance registration is required due to limited seating