Business programs

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake delivers a number of popular and proven small business development programs each year. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our other business coaching and training options, and upcoming business skills events, or contact us.

Entrepreneurs With Disabilities program

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region is proud to partner with the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program. In addition, CF Lesser Slave Lake Region offers affordable rates and conditions for qualified loan applicants.

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Youth Entrepreneurship program

Special Terms available Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-29. Community Futures is where many entrepreneurs receive thier first business loan.

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100 Small Business skills

If you're looking to bolster you understanding of how to start, run or grow a successful and profitable business, learn GoForth Institute's 100 Essential Small Business Skills™ in only 10 hours conveniently delivered to your computer through streaming video and an optional 400+ page resource curriculum book. Each of the thirty 20 minute video lessons is delivered by an expert in their field of business - marketing, law, accounting, finance, human resources, strategy, marketing research, operations and government compliance. Learn vital skills such as:

  • How to find new markets and more customers
  • How to run a more profitable company
  • How to develop a winning marketing and social media strategy
  • How to prepare your financial records
  • Plus 96 more skills

You'll get thirty 20 minute web video lessons - plus downloadable lesson summaries, PowerPoint™ slides, and e-mail your instructor function.  The best part is you won’t have to leave the convenience of your home or office – all you need is a computer with high-speed internet access – and you’re ready to learn!

GoForth Institute's 10 hours of online small business training costs just $295 + taxes. When you register through Community Futures Central Alberta, you’ll receive our $25 partner discount.

Youth Development Fund

Are you under 18?

Do you have a solid business idea?

Are you wondering how to even start down the path of entrepreneurship?

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region (CFLSL) can help! CFLSL offers business training and funding to school age youth now!!!

Come down to our office and talk with one of our staff about your business idea and get the ball rolling towards your very own business!

Appeal Program

Did you apply to Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake region and were not successful? If so you may be eligible for appeal, feel free to contact us for details.


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Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake
12 Poplar Drive
Box 2100
Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0


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Communities Served

Big Prairie, 
Canyon Creek, 
East Prairie, 
Fawcett Lake, 
Gift Lake, 
Grouard Mission, 
High Prairie, 
Little Buffalo, 
Loon Lake, 
M.D. of Opportunity, 
Peerless Lake, 
Red Earth Creek, 
Sandy Lake, 
Sawridge Reserve, 
Slave Lake, 
Sucker Creek, 
Swan River Reserve, 
Trout Lake, 
Wide Water, 


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