Helen Furgale makes businesses work!
During the course of her career, Helen has helped more than 600 emerging entrepreneurs and business owners in the Comox Valley and Campbell River start and grow their businesses. For more than 800 other individuals who were looking for direction in their professional lives, she has been a guiding light.
In the spring of 2012, Helen Furgale launched BizWorks – her own business dream come true.
BizWorks can help you create a winning business plan that will:
• Identify and analyze business challenges
• Turn setbacks into opportunities
• Identify and apply for grants and funding opportunities
• Connect and collaborate with industry and community stakeholders
• Comply with local ordinances and regulations
• Realize return on investment.
A long-time resident of the Comox Valley, Helen Furgale has a wealth of direct local experience in the government, non-profit/volunteer, manufacturing and small business sectors, including 12 years as Program Manager with Community Futures Strathcona’s self-employment program.
Helen holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Masters degree in Community Development from the University of Alberta. She has served on the Board of Directors of Creative Employment Access Society and Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. She currently holds the position of second Vice President with the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.