Upcoming Events




"What keeps you up at night?" Survey Contest

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 8:30am to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:30am

Answer our one question survey for your chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card!

Click here now to enter at www.cfye.ca/win500

Barrhead 2017 Business Excellence Awards

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Entertainment by Brian Stollery- Comedian
Limited seats still available contact Angela Plouffe ( aplouffeatcfyellowheadeast.ca )
Some sponsorship still available until September 30, 2017

Whitecourt Small Business Week Gala

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Join small business owners and leaders from around the community for a night of celebration, awards and entertainment. Featuring a dinner generously sponsored by Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza at the Whitecourt Community Centre. Party the night away to the sound of duelling pianos knowing that your ride home is taken care of and included in the spectacular gala ticket price. Don't delay. Book a table for your small business team today!

Starting a Business 101

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Starting your own business can be both the most exciting thing in your life and one of the scariest. Eliminate your fears and gain the confidence you need to make the jump from employee to boss in this interactive workshop developed to help you map your personal journey to success. 

This day long workshop will walk you through what you need to know to start on the right foot and give you the tools and resources to begin building towards your dream.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to start a business

  • Develop a business plan

  • Get financing for your business

  • Hire and train employees

  • Run your business

  • Grow your business

Branding Your Business

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
It's more than just your choice in logos or what your company colours are; branding is the communication of your culture and values throughout the customer experience including your logo, company colours and so much more.

In this day long interactive workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of branding and learn how to harness the power of branding for your small business.
$25 for the day or $100 for the entire week. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/branding-your-business-tickets-36762536737


Workshop: Facebook Fundamentals

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

When you consider that 71% of Canadians are on Facebook and 54% check their Facebook at least once a day, you have to know when that your business isn't there, you are missing opportunities.

Whether you're just getting started with Facebook or you have a business page that is not bringing you the results you expect, this course will help fill in the gaps so you can begin to build profitable relationships with your clients, guest or customers. 

In this interactive day long workshop, business owners will dig into the best practices for promoting your business through Facebook, including how to grow organically and through paid advertising options.

$25/course or all five courses this week for $100. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/facebook-fundamentals-tickets-36763401323

Workshop: Bookkeeping 101

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

This introductory workshop is perfect for new business owners and those who need a refresher in the basics of bookkeeping. By the end of this workshop participants will:
* *Understand basic accounting terminology.
* *Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
* *Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
* *Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials.
* *Utilize the balance sheet.
* *Identify different types of financial statements.
* *Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
* *Be familiar with internal and external auditing.
$25 per day or $100 for the full week - tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bookkeeping-101-tickets-36763776445


Attracting Publicity for Fun and Profit

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

You probably know why every young musician dreams of being on the cover of the Rolling Stone, but did you know that free publicity can be a highly effective way of promoting your small business on a tight budget? 

This one day workshop will lead you on a journey of discovery through the art and science of public relations and how to attract media attention that will impress your clients, increase your status in the marketplace and (best of all) lead to increased profits.

Whether you aim for coverage on Boom! or XM105 or you want to aim for Breakfast Television, Canada AM or a niche national magazine - you'll learn what you need to know to get the coverage that will benefit your business best.
Each course $25/day or $100 for the whole week. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/attracting-publicity-for-fun-and-profit-tick...


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Community Futures Yellowhead East
Unit #1, 5023 - 50 Avenue
Box 2185
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1P8


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Communities Served

Alberta Beach, 
Birch Cove, 
Blue Ridge, 
Camp Creek, 
Castle Island, 
Fort Assiniboine, 
Fox Creek, 
Lake Isle, 
Lone Pine, 
Pass Creek, 
Rich Valley, 
Rochfort Bridge, 
Ross Haven, 
Sandy Beach, 
Silver Creek, 
Silver Sands, 
Sunrise Beach, 
Sunset Point, 
Swan Hills, 
Tiger Lily, 
Val Quentin, 
West Cove, 
Windfall Junction, 


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