Contact We say "yes" when others say "no" Our 27 Community Futures offices offer loan solutions and business development services that are purpose built for rural Alberta.
Business programs Business programs Community Futures Highwood delivers a number of popular and proven small business development programs each year. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our other business coaching and training options, and upcoming business skills events, or contact us.
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program EDP was created to provide enhanced small business development support to people with disabilities in rural Alberta.
Success as an entrepreneur is all about playing to your strengths. EDP clients all live with physical or mental conditions that reduce their abilities in some areas,but they make a conscious decision to focus on what they can do, rather than what they can't.
Have a self-declared disability or ongoing medical condition Live in the Community Futures Highwood region Have a viable business idea Be able to contribute in some way to your business Self-employment can be a great way for persons with a disability or an ongoing medical condition to get back into the workforce.
Clients find that the return to work through self-employment is made more manageable through: Flexible hours A sense of control over their own destiny If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact us. AYEC creates an opportunity for regional youth to gain valuable transferable entrepreneurial skills by participating in experiential recreational activities while enjoying the traditional summer camp experience.
Held at Eagles Nest Ranch in the Cypress Hills, Alberta, this one week entrepreneurial-based camp combines the education of business training with a summer camp atmosphere. Campers hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops to learn the components of a business plan such as marketing, advertising, cash flow and record keeping.
Youth are put into business teams where they plan a business idea, meet with suppliers and bankers, build a product and on the final day of camp these youthful business ventures are showcased for parents during business day. Campers pay back their business loans and split their profits amongst their business team.
These youth get to participate in a variety of summer camp experiences and recreational activities. Zipline, archery, wall climbing and paint ball - just a few examples of activities the youth get involved in. Each year, 10 youth who have previously attended the camp to attend the camp in a different capacity - to provide mentorship to campers.
Youth leadership trainees benefit in the development of leadership capability, team building skills and community spirit. Each year, Community Futures Highwood sends six youth from our region.
This could include volunteering at a company event or making a presentation after the camp. If you have any questions — contact Community Futures Highwood at info cfhighwood. The BizStream is all about removing the mystery so rural Alberta businesses can be successful in securing contracts that were not previously available.
Following are some of the key requirements to becoming an approved vendor. Look over this list, does your business have all of these in place?Our 27 Community Futures offices offer loan solutions and business development services that are purpose built for rural Alberta.
Find your nearest Community Futures office to connect with a business analyst, get a loan application started, and access free business counselling and low-cost business coaching and training. Find information about Community Futures programs and services focused on supporting new businesses in rural Alberta.
NextStep to success for Aboriginal women entrepreneurs Comprehensive business plan training for Aboriginal women at the early startup phase of business in a unique circle delivery format. Community Futures gets rural small businesses like no one else. diversified communities.
Starting a small business in a rural community is a lifestyle choice and can provide you the opportunity to follow your passion and find freedom and flexibility.
Community Futures Network of Alberta #, Sunset Drive Cochrane, AB T4C . 1 Business Plan Sample 1 What is a Business Plan A business plan helps you to determine if your business is likely to be viable, and focuses your efforts to improve your chances of success.
Community Futures provides a variety of customized, affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta, ranging from $ to $, We are known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, and for having flexible qualification criteria. A recent Business Development Bank of Canada study found that less than 10% of all business owners in Canada have a formal succession plan.
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