Growing A Business in Big Country
Scaling a business is hard.
You need to expand your business or grow into a new market but your funds are limited. We get it. Helping you scale is what we love to do here at Community Futures Big Country. We know that expanding a business is exciting, yet challenging.
In order to grow, most businesses need money to pay for:
- Hiring staff
- Larger or additional locations
- Tools & software
- Training & certifications
Our team of Business Advisors are here to walk you through business planning for all scenarios (good, bad or worse) to ensure you have the resources & financing you need to grow.
Have you been turned down by a bank? That’s why we’re here.
Our goal is to help make your business more bankable. We know how deflating it can feel to be turned down by the bank because your business may not quite fall within their approval structure.
Community Futures Big Country is here to help you with planning your business’s success, FOR FREE! Our experienced team of rural Alberta Business Advisors is skilled and understands what it takes to succeed in our rural market.
Download our FREE Staff Affordability Calculator
Did you know that the average wage in 2020 in Alberta was nearly $37/hour or $77,000 per year?
Don’t worry, our Staff Affordability Calculator will help you understand if you have the money needed to hire more staff for your growth plans.
Looking for how to grow your business?
At Community Futures Big Country, we know that having the right plan in place is essential for the growth of your business. Stop by and let us help you with:
Setting up your expansion strategy
Reviewing your cash flow
Creating a marketing plan
One-on-one coaching and business mentoring
Ensuring your success
We get asked this a lot, and there really is no one simple answer. Each type and size of small business has its own variables to consider. Our business advisors can help you explore future costs, estimate your cash flow, and show you tools to plan for expenses.
We are a community-based developmental lender. Your business plan and loan applications are reviewed by experts in small business who understand our unique business climate. We will work with you to ensure your plan is sound, and we can apply flexible terms to meet your business needs. Our goals revolve around helping businesses succeed, not increasing shareholder profit.
We offer business planning and coaching for FREE and offer specialized small business training and programs often at no or very low cost.
We’re Here to Help!
At Community Futures Big Country, we understand growing & scaling rural businesses like no other. We come from the same community you live in. We know what it’s like and we’re determined to make things work for you.