Our tight-knit community of business owners and entrepreneurs are a major reason the community is an attractive place to live and invest. They know each other, help each other and regularly give back to the community where they love to live. As the region's commercial and industrial hub, Port Alberni has a number of agencies that work cooperatively to provide business assistance for owners (and prospective owners!) at every stage of their business journey. 

Buying a Business

Venture Connect

Venture Connect is a Community-Futures subsidiary that provides business price validations, sale mediation, business search assistance, and more.

Un-listed opportunities may be discovered by reaching out to Community Futures. These include businesses where the owner(s) may be planning to retire or move on, but has not officially listed the business as for sale.

The perks of buying (versus starting) a business:
-Earn revenue from Day One
-Product/service already tried, tested, and in place
-Equipment, furniture and inventory already in place
-Staffing already in place
-No startup pains
-Keep what you like, change what you don't

Business Support in the Community

Business Owners Share their Experiences

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