Business programs

Community Futures St. Paul - Smoky Lake 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

Community Futures offers a program for entrepreneurs with a disability and to help you find the information, training, resources and financing you need to get your started.  

See our YouTube video in regards to our program.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Community Futures offers business services and loans to young entrepreneurs. If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, we can help you start a new business.

We also work with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to help you kick start your idea and to open more financing opportunities.

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Community Futures St. Paul - Smoky Lake
Box 1484
4802 - 50 Avenue
St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0

780-645-5782

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Communities Served

Abilene, 
Ashmont, 
Bellis, 
Boyne Lake, 
Brosseau, 
Elk Point, 
Foisy, 
Goodfish Lake, 
Goodridge, 
Heinsburg, 
Horseshoe Bay, 
Lafond, 
Lindbergh, 
Mallaig, 
McRae, 
Saddle Lake, 
Smoky Lake, 
Spedden, 
St Brides, 
St Edouard, 
St Lina, 
St Paul, 
St Vincent, 
Vilna, 
Warspite, 
Waskatenau, 

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