“I am a young entrepreneur with a totally cool business idea. How do I get going?”
Today’s young people brings fresh thinking and out-of-the-box solutions to the world of business. If you’re 18- 39, the NextGen business loan can help turn your ideas, energy and drive into reality. Our experienced rural Business Analysts are ready to get you going on your business and financing plan, and to begin the loan application process. A smart first step is to make an appointment at your local Community Futures office and start taking advantage of our free business advice and counselling.
Our NextGen business loan is designed with you in mind:
- Borrow up to normal maximum of $25,000 (but our range is $150,000) to start a rural Alberta business
- Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
- Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
- Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out these frequently asked questions.