Resources

Articles on Business and Local Interest

The Community Futures Yellowhead East Blog is a growing resource of curated and in-house articles on business start-up and operation along with articles of local interest. 

Business Planning

Free Business Planning support for start up and expansion projects through personal consultations or class style training sessions. Completing a business plan for self reference or financing usually takes between two and five sessions to complete with "homework" in between sessions.

Marketing Assistance

Our Business Advisor is a former publicist and copywriter with experience in online, radio and print marketing who has specialized in small town small business marketing for over 12 years. Book a consultation or join a training class to get your marketing working for you.

Online Video Lessons

Our office produces a series of five minute or less videos on different topics of interest to small business owners in the Yellowhead East. Current videos introduce our organization, our team and concepts in business planning and goal setting. Episodes in development include quick steps for search engine optimization, how to write effective ads and more. Visit our YouTube Channel or the Community Futures Blog & Community Directory to catch the episodes as they're published.

Webinars

Join our Business Advisor from your computer, smartphone or tablet for informational sessions on small business topics. Currently testing in the Tuesday 1pm time slot, input is being encouraged to establish a suitable time for more business owners to attend live, though all sessions that are attended are recorded. For Log in information and topic updates, sign up for the Biz Talk Bulletin e-newsletter.

Financial Assistance

Whether you need budgeting and forecasting assistance or cold hard cash to fund your start up or expansion - our friendly financial team is with you every step of the way.  With a business plan that showcases the benefits of your business venture economically and developmentally (help is available here to create one if you don't have one already!) and a $100 processing fee, you can apply for up to  $150,000 to start or expand your business in the Yellowhead East.

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

780-706-3500
877-706-3500

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Communities Served

Alberta Beach, 
Barrhead, 
Benbow, 
Birch Cove, 
Bloomsbury, 
Blue Ridge, 
Camp Creek, 
Castle Island, 
Cherhill, 
Darwell, 
Fallis, 
Fort Assiniboine, 
Fox Creek, 
Glenevis, 
Greencourt, 
Gunn, 
Hurdy, 
Kaybob, 
Knight, 
Lake Isle, 
Lisburn, 
Lombell, 
Lone Pine, 
Manola, 
Mayerthorpe, 
Neerlandia, 
Onoway, 
Pass Creek, 
Rich Valley, 
Rochfort Bridge, 
Ross Haven, 
Sandy Beach, 
Sangudo, 
Silver Creek, 
Silver Sands, 
Southview, 
Sunrise Beach, 
Sunset Point, 
Swan Hills, 
Tiger Lily, 
Val Quentin, 
Vega, 
West Cove, 
Whitecourt, 
Windfall Junction, 
Yellowstone, 

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