Business services

Starting or expanding a successful small business takes careful research and planning, and access to the right kinds of business coaching/training and business programs – at the right time. Community Futures staff are experts in small business development, and have a wealth of services to offer you, regardless of the stage you are at with your business idea. Connect with a business advisor today - it’s free for up to four hours and our other services are low-cost. We take the time to really understand your business dreams and goals, and then help you work out a plan to turn them into reality. These success stories showcase what people around Alberta are achieving with our support!

Business Loans

Community Futures West Yellowhead can lend up to $150,000 to any one business, for inventory, equipment, renovations, expansion, etc.

Interest rates are based on a risk/return analysis and are comparable with other financial institutions. Loan terms are a maximum of five years, and will be negotiated in the best interest of the small business.

Clients need to demonstrate a serious commitment to the business by investing personal funds or assets, and being prepared to meet financial obligations even if the business fails. Clients must exhibit a history of honesty and integrity in their dealings with creditors and other business contacts.


Business Training

Community Futures West Yelowhead offers a variety of training options including one on one coaching, Workshops, Lunch and Learn series, and ongoing Business Skills Training. Check out our upcoming events page for dates and times.


Business Programs

Several Business programs are operated out of the CFWY office including the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, Business Visitation programs and the 100 Essential Small Business Skills. New programming is added all the time, check back to this page for more information.

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Community Futures West Yellowhead
221 Pembina Avenue
Hinton, AB T7V 2B3

780-865-1224
800-263-1716

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Communities Served

Bickerdike, 
Big Eddy, 
Brule, 
Bryan Spur, 
Cadomin, 
Carrot Creek, 
Coal Valley, 
Dalehurst, 
Diss, 
Edson, 
Eirth, 
Embaras, 
Entrance, 
Evansburg, 
Foothills, 
Galloway, 
Grande Cache, 
Grey, 
Hanlon, 
Hargwen, 
Hinton, 
Holloway East, 
Holloway West, 
Hornbeck, 
Jasper, 
Leadman, 
Leyland, 
Luscar, 
MacKay, 
Marlboro, 
Medicine Lodge, 
Mercoal, 
Mountain Park, 
Niton Junction, 
Nojack, 
Pedley, 
Peers, 
Pochantas, 
Robb, 
Shaw Fidler, 
Solomon, 
Steeper, 
Sterco, 
Swan Landing, 
Thordarson, 
Wild Hay, 
Wildwood, 
Winniandy North, 
Winniandy South, 
Wolf Creek, 
Yates, 

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