Your Partner For Rural Business Development In The Lloydminster Region
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Business loans, tools, mentoring, and honest advice for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.
We’re Here To Help Grow Your Business
Community Futures Lloydminster Region office is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to building an economically diverse future for the communities of our beautiful region.
Staffed by seasoned business professionals, and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, we’re more than just a business lender. With over 30 years of experience helping rural entrepreneurs grow and thrive as small business owners, we understand where you are now, and where you want to go in the future.
Our services for small businesses are designed to help Lloydminster and Region residents start, grow, expand, franchise, or sell their business.
With a number of specialized business training programs, regular business networking events, and flexible business loans on offer, we’re here to help you achieve your business goals.
Community Futures Lloydminster and Region is funded by Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), as a part of the larger Community Futures organization. Community Futures of Canada has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986, and now has 267 offices across the country.
Community Futures Lloydminster & Region is a forward-thinking change agent that enhances partnerships, economic growth, and makes business dreams happen.
We provide regional entrepreneurs with accessible business development capital and grow communities one idea at a time.
Community-based decision-making is the key to shaping our future
- Diversification is crucial to the viability of our small communities
- Every small business, regardless of size or impact, deserves our support
- Passionate, engaged, and dedicated volunteers are vital to our success
- The best new ideas and approaches come from sharing
- The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in rural Alberta/Saskatchewan
Community Futures Lloydminster and Region acknowledges that the rich and nourishing lands that we gather and do business on today are the ancestral home of the Cree, Dene, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Ojibwe First Nations within what we now call Treaty Six Territory, and the Homeland of the Metis. We commit to meaningful consultation and building respectful relationships to develop a shared vision for economic development and prosperity in our community. Together, we can ensure that all people have equitable access to education, training, and opportunities to develop entrepreneurial capacity and achieve their full potential.
Who We Help
We help entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Lloydminster region, including: County of Vermilion River, Kitscoty, Lashburn, Lloydminster, Marshall, Marwayne, Onion Lake Cree Nation, Paradise Valley, RM of Britannia, RM of Frenchman Butte, RM of Wilton, and Vermilion.
Our ultimate goal is to help our area grow and thrive through economic diversification - we help companies across all industries, with a strong history of helping those in the manufacturing, agriculture, construction and oil & gas sectors.
Rural Economic Diversification
Rural Economic Diversification is the core of what we do. We work alongside community leaders and other key stakeholders to create Community Economic Development plans and implement projects that support value-added activity and expansion into new sectors.
We take the pulse of our business community and provide guidance on business retention and succession planning strategies.
Meet Your Team
Our team of dedicated small business specialists really care about your goals and would love to hear about your plans. Meet our team of business analysts, proudly located in the Lloydminster and Region region, here to help you.
Let’s see what we can do for your business
Give us a call, send us an email, or drop in for a chat.