How to Derail a Business

To keep your business running like a fine tuned train, you want to avoid any operational errors, mechanical failures or a direct collision with anything on its tracks. Just for fun, let us discuss the ways to derail any business.

Diamond in the Rough

Is your small business a diamond in the rough? When beginning a small business, it is easy to get caught up in the details of your business plan and trying to get your new business exposure. However, did you spend the right amount of time on the finishing touches to make your business shine? It may be time to consider your brand.

“A brand is a set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another” – Seth Godin

Strategic Business Plan Updating

The New Year often brings a period of time where our friends and family are strategizing ways to make their New Year resolutions last longer than they did in years past. January feels like a fresh start to whatever you would like to accomplish in the months ahead. For small business owners, this is the perfect time to strategize for your business. Strategizing for a small business can occur in several different ways, however, the best place to begin is right where your small business started; your business plan.


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About Community Futures

For over 25 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized programs to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic.

266 Oliver Street
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1M1

Phone: (250)392-3626
Toll free: (888)879-5399
Fax: (250)392-4813