Self Employment Success: November

Are you considering starting your own business?  Community Futures Powell River can assist you!  We deliver the Self Employment Services under the Employment Program of British Columbia.  Self Employment Services provides a 48-week-long program that assists participants in developing and launching their own businesses.  We work closely with you to help you build a sustainable business.

The first year in business is often challenging.  Many businesses fail in this initial period because of a lack of training and assistance.  We offer personal business coaching and training.  Some of the areas we offer you training in include Business Plan Development, Cash Flow Forecasting, Break Even Analysis, Pricing and Costing Your Product, Understanding Financial Statements, Business Operations, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and much more.

Do you need previous business experience?

No you do not.  Along with a viable business concept, you need to possess strong entrepreneurial skills, self-motivation, and a passion for what you want to do.

Do you need to invest in your new business?

You may need to invest in your business.  Writing a business plan will help you to identify what capital you may need to launch your business.

Do you qualify?

Your first step is to contact an Employment Counsellor at Career Link: Vist Career Link WorkBC Employment Services Centre at #103, 4511 Marine Avenue

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada V8A 2K5
Phone: 604.485.7958

Or contact us for more information at:  Community Futures Powell River, 4717 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC  V8A 2L2

Self Employment Graduates

Cris Pavel, Owner, CrisP Office Solutions
Cris Pavel, Owner, CrisP Office Solutions

Cris, along with his daughter Romina, run CrisP Office Solutions, which celebrates its 2nd anniversary in September 2014.

CrisP Office Solutions is an authorized dealer/reseller of Konica Minolta and Xerox copiers, printers, and multifunction devices. The wide range of desktop, full size, and production printing equipment can be customized to anyone’s needs, whether you run a small home business, a full service print shop, or anything in between. CrisP Office Solutions also sells a wide range of office products such as shredders, cutters and trimmers, multimedia projectors, scanners, and off-line finishing equipment for mailrooms and print shops.

Before moving to Powell River 3 years ago, Cris spent over 10 years as a field technician in the copier industry, so he’s seen it all! He offers service and repairs on many brands of printing devices, and best of all, as a local businessman, he is often at your door within 30 minutes of your call!

Cris’s daughter, Romina, spent over 8 years as a client trainer in the copier industry before leaving in April 2014 to devote more time to the family business. Romina’s expertise is in helping clients get the most out of their equipment through a combination of customized cheat sheets, on-site training, and phone and email support when needed.

Between the two of them, they offer a level of service not seen before in Powell River and the rest of the Sunshine Coast!

“Two years ago the entire Community Futures team helped us get CrisP Office Solutions off the ground. They were immensely helpful in helping me become a business owner after a lifetime of being an employee. They still provide invaluable support that enables my daughter and me to continue succeeding after two years in business.” – Cris Pavel, Owner, CrisP Office Solutions.

CrisP Office Solutions

(604) 485-5522

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