Business Training & Programs In The Lloydminster Region
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 the Lloydminster 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.
Marketing Training + Loan = SMARTER Small Business
DIGIFuture is a digital literacy training program for entrepreneurs funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and delivered by Community Futures Lloydminster & Region in partnership with Northwest Community Futures. The program includes an assessment process, group training and an individualized learning program. The goal is to teach you the skills you specifically need to meet your business goals.
Leverage our training, support, nominal cost and the benefit of aggregated marketing.
The Alberta iMarket originates from a desire to promote regional, and rural, products and services to both a local, and a larger market.
Vendors can include any and all businesses that sell a product, sell or promote a service, and sell or promote bookable time. Businesses may range from Agrifoods to Carpet Cleaning to Hair Salons…and everything in between. In fact, if it can be part of an online transaction, our platform will accommodate it.
Project Gazelle focuses on assisting female entrepreneurs to build a successful venture with a unique approach to business development - from innovative coaching and training to access to unique co-working areas.
Saskatchewan Self Employment Program
Stuck at home? Tired of layoffs? On Maternity/Paternity Leave?
Do you think you have a viable business idea?
Are you interested in being self employed?
The Self-Employment Program provides supports to assist eligible individuals to develop, implement and operate viable businesses. The program helps individuals obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to operate their own business.
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.
Western Youth Entrepreneurship Program
The Western Youth Entrepreneurship Program can help you pursue your entrepreneurial goals and start a small business. We provide help in developing your business plan, mentoring and counseling in business development and operations, as well as access to flexible small business loans.
To be eligible you must:
- Live in a rural western Canadian community
- Are between the ages of 18 and 29 (possibly younger)
- Have a creative business idea or plan
Why youth entrepreneurship?
At Community Futures Lloydminster & Region, we strongly believe in supporting our communities' youth.
We believe that youth entrepreneurship gives rural youth an option to develop their unique talents and abilities while remaining in and contributing to the community. Youth who are interested in starting their own business often find it difficult to get the support that they need.
Our organization attempts to fill this gap and support youth who need help in developing their business ideas, need financial assistance and have the strong desire to shape their own future. When youth want to invest in themselves and in their communities, we are here to support them in reaching their goals.
What services are available?
- Loans up to $25,000
- General business consulting
- Mentoring and community support
- Resource library
- Information on export and selling to government
- Referrals to other programs and support services
- Business training and education
How do you apply?
Contact us to discuss your idea and eligibility for the program. We would love to hear from you!