Business Programs In The Tawatinaw Region
We support entrepreneurs of all ages and abilities.
It’s our goal to give everyone in our region and equal opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge they need to be a small business owner, by providing a number of programs for both adults and youth.
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
- 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
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.
Each child that registers attend Lemonade University where they learn business skills like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success.
Then on Lemonade Day, kids all across Northern Alberta set up lemonade Stands and try their hands at business ownership!
Lemonade Day is open to kids in kindergarten to high school.
To learn more visit our Lemonade Day website: lemonadeday.org/northern-alberta
HEAD START IN BUSINESS
Community Futures Tawatianw Region is a proud provider of the Head Start in Business Programs.
It is our goal of to plant the seed of entrepreneurship and leadership into Alberta’s young people and to encourage students to be enthusiastic about their future.
Head Start in Business Alberta provides in-class programs, as well as public events which are designed to make entrepreneurship more accessible to students and realistic as a viable career option.
We offer FREE in-class programs, as well as public events which are facilitated by a trained coordinator and integrate classroom curriculum to draw the connections between entrepreneurship and educational outcomes.
To learn more about these programs for students kindergarten to high school, visit our website: www.headstartinbusinessalberta.com
A key part of growing up is learning to do grown up things and take care of responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes up adult life, but the skills for adulting need to be learned, just like anything else. Through our Adulting Workshop Series it is our goal to give students the skills they need to embrace Adult Life with confidence.
Adulting Series Includes:
- Adulting 101: How to Money
- Adulting 101: How to Plastic and Borrow
- Adulting 101: How to Job & Life
If you, or your organization is interested in having the Adulting: 101 Series brought to your area or organization, please contact us. We are happy to offer private training opportunities and to customize the presentation for those involved.
For more information and for Upcoming Class Dates visit our website: www.cfadulting.com
During our one-day BIZKIDS workshop students learn about marketing, sales, financing and so much more.
After completing the workshop, if students decided to take the skills they learn and create a business plan and open their own business, they can apply for a small loan from Community Futures Tawatianw Region to help get it stared. In addition, we will continue to provide, advice, mentorship, support and assistance, FREE of charge.
For More Information about BIZKIDS and upcoming class dates visit our website: www.cfbizkids.com
Digital Services Squad (DSS)
Our Digital Services Squad is focused on providing 1-on-1 FREE local assistance for digital services to small businesses in the Tawatinaw Region. Our DSS staff member will provide training and advisory support towards digital strategy development, Google My Business assistance, social media posts, taking awesome pictures for your businesses, and more.