Business programs

Community Futures Capital Region 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.

100 Essential Small Business Skills

If you're looking to bolster you understanding of how to start, run or grow a successful and profitable business, learn GoForth Institute's 100 Essential Small Business Skills™ in only 10 hours conveniently delivered to your computer through streaming video and an optional 400+ page resource curriculum book. Each of the thirty 20 minute video lessons is delivered by an expert in their field of business - marketing, law, accounting, finance, human resources, strategy, marketing research, operations and government compliance.   Learn vital skills such as:

  • How to find new markets and more customers
  • How to run a more profitable company
  • How to develop a winning marketing and social media strategy
  • How to prepare your financial records
  • Plus 96 more skills

You'll get thirty 20 minute web video lessons - plus downloadable lesson summaries, PowerPoint™ slides, and e-mail your instructor function.  The best part is you won’t have to leave the convenience of your home or office – all you need is a computer with high-speed internet access – and you’re ready to learn!

GoForth Institute's 10 hours of online small business training costs just $295 + taxes. When you register through Community Futures Capital Region, you’ll receive our $25 partner discount.

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.

Our services include:

  • 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

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
  • Personalized work environments
  • A sense of control over their own destiny

If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact us.

Business Planning 101 Course

You know you need a business plan and you know you need help to write one.

Community Futures Capital Region has you covered:

Creating a Buisness Plan 101

Our tried and tested, impactful, value added program.


When you are finished, you will have been guided through all the essential elements of a business plan and throught the activities created a business plan for yourself.

We provide you with feedback via email.

You complete on your own schedule-nights, weekends. Whenver you have the time and energy.

To register: Click Here.

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Box 3175
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1Y4


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Communities Served

Beach Corner, 
Buck Creek, 
Drayton Valley, 
Edmonton Beach, 
Golden Days, 
Mission Beach, 
New Sarepta, 
Pigeon Lake, 
Poplar Bay, 
Rocky Rapids, 
Rolly View, 
Seba Beach, 
Spruce Grove, 
St Francis, 
Stony Plain, 
Violet Grove, 


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