Important COVID-19

Community Futures is taking every precaution to safeguard the health and safety of our team members, clients and communities. At this time, we are not facilitating any in-person meetings, training and/or workshops until further notice.

We are available by phone or email (during regular business hours). Please see contact information at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Get Selling Online

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 10:00am to Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:30am

Are you looking to move your business online and get selling online?

Business Link will guide you through the different options available when selling online. You will take a deep-dive into setting up an online store on a popular, easy-to-use platform.

This webinar is perfect for retail businesses, restaurants and cafes who need to find a way of selling to customers who are not able to visit their stores.

From selling gift cards to loyal customers to offering your full store inventory, we got you covered.

Register for free today!

Facilitated by: Matt Hill, Business Link

Please note: Our expert will address as many questions as possible, but we cannot guarantee all questions will be answered. This webinar will be recorded and shared with participants.

15 Reasons to Reach Out

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

When times of uncertainty hit, whether that is a global pandemic, a recession, or even something personally challenging, such a mass layoffs, bankruptcy, or death, should we reach out? What is the right action to take?

Most people will try to pull back and avoid any uncomfortable conversation, saying that “now is not the right time”. But if not now, when?

Avoiding clients does not make them feel taken care of and comforted. Instead it leaves the client feeling alone and abandoned.

Premium service providers don’t want their clients to feel ignored. We want them to feel cared for. Reaching out should be treated with tenderness and care. However you’re still allowed to be creative.

Here are a variety of different ways you can reach out to clients to let them know you care, and to build your sales funnel:

  • Show them how to use their old tools
  • Personalized Training Sessions
  • What are the requests your client may make?
  • Connect Clients & Industries
  • Partnerships & Panels
  • Find our why your clients bought from you and love you
  • Promote and celebrate prospects and clients
  • Interview clients and create case studies
  • Strategic Planning Sessions
  • Plan with your clients what the future looks like for their clients
  • How will you help me make more money?
  • Create New Solutions and Bundles
  • Be Willing to service the forgotten companies
  • Go in for the fast transaction
  • A booked meeting is always better than no meeting
  • Register for free today!

Facilitated by: Kim Orlesky, KimOrlesky.com

Please note: Our expert will address as many questions as possible, but we cannot guarantee all questions will be answered. This webinar will be recorded and shared with participants.

Ask a Lawyer

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Legal Expert!

Get advice on incorporating, shareholder/partnership agreements, contracts, liability, intellectual property, buying/selling a business, dispute resolution, debt collection and other legal matters.

There will be no cost for expert appointments during this time.

Contact via telephone

Register HERE

Legal Expert: David van Moorsel, allincorporated.ca

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations that occur after this time may result in you being charged for your next appointment.

Ask a Leasing Coach

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Lease Expert!

Ask your questions on finding a suitable location for your business, lease negotiations, tenant allowances, what personal guarantees and deposits may be required, how to negotiate for free rent, how to get your deposit returned, and more.

There will be no cost for expert appointments at this time.

Contact via telephone.

REGISTER HERE

Lease Expert: Jeff Grandfield, The Lease Coach

Self Care 101 for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Connect with us to discuss why and how to practice some self care as someone heavily involved in career and business.

Have you ever been so deep into your work you forget to eat, sleep or even come up for air? Are you in a relationship with your phone, your computer, your social media accounts? Do your kids, partner or friends say to you “hey put your phone away”?

Let’s have a chat, an open discussion if you will, about what self-care genuinely means as an entrepreneur.

What does self care look like for you?
Is it REALLY that important to practice it every day?
Signs that you aren’t practicing self care
Come connect with others in business or other entrepreneurs and let’s talk about what self-care looks like for you.

Register for free today!

Facilitated by: Stephanie Markakis Plouffe, Fork & Spoon Business Consulting

Please note: Our expert will address as many questions as possible, but we cannot guarantee all questions will be answered. This webinar will not be recorded.

Ask an Accountant

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Accounting Expert!

Get advice on tax issues, eligible expenses, leasing, record keeping, payroll, business structure issues, buying/selling a business and other accounting matters.

There will be no cost for expert appointments during this time.

Contact via telephone

Accounting Expert: Vartika Satija, CPA, CA

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations that occur after this time may result in you being charged for your next appointment.

REGISTER HERE

Ask an E-Commerce Expert

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get answers to your eCommerce questions by connecting one-on-one with our eCommerce expert!

Thinking of selling online, but don’t have your store set up yet?

Ask your questions about using Shopify to get your business online, what assets you need to get your online store up and running, what email marketing platform to use, how much money to put into ads, how to get your first sale, and more.

Already online and looking for ideas to scale your business?

Ask your questions about email marketing, online ads, third-party apps to help you increase your conversion rate and average order value, and more.

There will be no cost for expert appointments during this time.

Contact via telephone

eCommerce Expert: Ivana Radojevic, Social Lite

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations that occur after this time may result in you being charged for your next appointment.

REGISTER HERE

Ask a Lawyer

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Legal Expert!

Get advice on incorporating, shareholder/partnership agreements, contracts, liability, intellectual property, buying/selling a business, dispute resolution, debt collection and other legal matters.

There will be no cost for expert appointments during this time.

Contact via telephone

Legal Expert: Allison Rudzitis, McLennan Ross LLP

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations that occur after this time may result in you being charged for your next appointment.

Register HERE

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Community Futures Wild Rose
101 - 331 3rd Avenue
Box 2159
Strathmore, AB T1P 1K2

403-934-8888
888-881-9675

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Communities Served

Acme, 
Ardenode, 
Bassano, 
Beiseker, 
Carbon, 
Carseland, 
Chestermere, 
Cluny, 
Conrich, 
Dalemead, 
Dalum, 
Delacour, 
Gem, 
Gleichen, 
Hussar, 
Huxley, 
Indus, 
Irricanna, 
Kathryn, 
Keoma, 
Langdon, 
Linden, 
Lyalta, 
Norfolk, 
Rockyford, 
Rosebud, 
Standard, 
Strathmore, 
Swalwell, 
Three Hills, 
Torrington, 
Trochu, 
West Carseland, 
Wimborne, 

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