Business Training & Programs

Get The Skills You Need To Succeed

Want to expand your skill set? We offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities, from health and safety training to quick-start business intensives.

Learn how to market your business, understand basic accounting, and explore how to attract and retain talent as a rural business.

Our small business programs provide training and support for rural businesses across Tawatinaw Region . Our goal is to help your company thrive by offering you access to specialized services like accounting workshops, marketing seminars, and so much more. We're here for entrepreneurs just like you - take advantage of our programs today and learn the skills you need to succeed.

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Our Courses

If you are interested in having a us offer a course to your private group or organization please contact us. The following is our full course list:

Beyond the Shoebox – Basic Bookkeeping

Branding and Rebranding

Content Creation for Social Media

Digital Well Being

Event Planning and Eventbrite

Facebook for Business – Level I

Facebook for Business – Level II

Finance and Budget 1010

Financial Management

Goal Setting

LinkedIn for Business

Instagram for Business

Digital Well Being

Internet Marketing Fundamentals

Into to Mindfulness

Leadership & Influence

Marketing Basics 101

Marketing Basics 101

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Negotiation Skills

Reading Financial Statements

Side Hustle

Smart Goals

Starting a Business 101

Stress Management

Time Management

Trade Show Training

Unconscious Bias

Website Building with Wix

Women and Leadership

Workplace Anxiety

YouTube & Pinterest

Our Programs

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. Self-employment can be a great way for persons with a disability or an ongoing medical condition to get back into the workforce.

This specialized program includes:

  • Business training
  • Assistance with drawing up a business plan
  • Mentoring
  • Affordable, flexible business loans to establish a new business, purchase an existing business, or expand or upgrade an existing business

To be eligible for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, you must:

  • Have a self-declared disability or ongoing medical condition
  • Live in rural Alberta
  • Have a viable business idea
  • Be able to contribute in some way to your business

To learn more about this program, please contact us.

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs

 

Head Start in Business Alberta  provides in-class programs that which are designed to make entrepreneurship more accessible to students and realistic as a viable career option.

Our wide variety of innovated youth programs, for students kindergarten through high school, integrate classroom curriculum to draw the connections between entrepreneurship and educational outcomes.

For more information about Head Start in Business Alberta please visit: https://www.headstartinbusinessalberta.com/

Lemonade Day Northern Alberta  Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

Our in-class Lemonade University program, guided by our trained facilitator, teaches students, Grade 3 to Junior High, business skills like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, marketing, serving customers, and giving back to the community.

For more information about Lemonade Day please visit: https://lemonadeday.org/northern-alberta

Adulting 101: Workshop Series A key part of growing up is learning to do adult things and take care of responsibilities such as, a job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, credit cards and more, but the skills for adulting need to be learned, just like anything else. Through our Adulting: 101 - Workshop Series it is our goal to give high school students the skills they need to embrace Adult Life with confidence.

For more information about the Adulting 101 Series please visit: https://www.cfadulting.com/

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Contact Us

10611 - 100 Avenue
Westlock, AB  T7P 2J4
P: 780-349-2903
E: kharrismartin@albertacf.com
  

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Communities Served

Abee, Alcomdale, Alpen, Athabasca, Atmore, Beamer, Bon Accord, Bondiss, Boyle, Busby, Calahoo, Calling Lake, Carbondale, Cardiff, Chisolm, Clyde, Colinton, Coronado, County of Athabasca, County of Thorhild, Dapp, Duagh, Egremont, Ellscott, Fawcett, Flatbush, Gibbons, Grassland, Halasa, Hondo, Island Lake, Island Lake South, Jarvie, Kerensky, Lamoureux, Lancaster Park, Larkspur, Legal, Sturgeon County, Westlock County, Meanook, Mearns, Mewatha Beach, Morinville, Namao, Nesto, Newbrook, Opal, Perryvale, Pibroch, Pickardville, Pine Sands, Radway, Red Water, Riviere Qui Barre, Rochester, Smith, South Baptiste, Sunset Beach, Tawatinaw, Thorhild, Villeneuve, Vimy, Westlock, Whispering Hills, White Gull