Community Futures Parkland Box 516-421 Main Street, Grandview, MB - Phone: (204) 546-5100

Business Services

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION STATEMENT

Discover, promote and implement opportunities to grow communities. 

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It all starts with an idea! Then a business plan followed by tenacity and the drive to succeed!

Use the links below to navigate to other resources or take advantage of the PDF files available to help you put together your business plan.

CF Parkland provides entrepreneurs with small business loans up to $150,000 when traditional financial institutions are unable to help. Loans are available for new business start-ups, business expansion, or to stabilize an existing business. A loans committee comprised of community volunteers is involved with the loan review process.

Contact our Business Development Coordinator for more information or to request an appointment. We can meet with you in our office or travel to a more convenient location for you!


COMMUNITY FUTURES PARKLAND REGULAR LOAN PROGRAM

Do you have a business idea that you think will enhance the community you live in? Will it create full time or part time jobs in the Parkland area? Do you think you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur?

Listed below are some of the requirements for accessing a loan from Community Futures Parkland if you want to start, purchase or expand and existing business within the Parkland area. Our office specializes in helping entrepreneurs aquire funding or loans when traditional financing from a bank or a credit union is unsuccessful.


GENERAL SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE BUSINESS LOAN

  • Loans from $2,000 to a maximum of $150,000
  • Loan rates can range from 6.5% to 10% depending on amount borrowed and risk.
  • In most circumstances we require an equity contribution from the borrower.
  • Terms average 48 to 60 months.
  • A completed acceptable business plan must be completed before a loan will be considered for financing.

Notes to the above:

  •  Business planning assistance will be provided upon request.
  •  The average turnaround time from application to approval can be two to three weeks after application.
  •  A board comprised of community volunteers will review a loan/business analysis summary that will be the basis of the decision to finance.
  •  If financing is approved an offer to finance with the terms of the loan will be provided to the borrower outlining the term, interest rate and security required to be in place before any loan funds will be provided.

Fees:

  •  An application fee of $100.00 (non-refundable) will be paid at time of application. These fees will cover costs of security searches and credit rating fees.
  •  If approved for financing a loan commitment fee of $100.00 again will be required to cover costs of registering security and loan set up.
  •  Any legal fees required for security will be the responsibility of the borrower.

SUCCESSION MATCHING

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Is it time to sell or transition your business or farm? All Manitoba business and farm owners get free access to:

  • An online platform that will connect them with buyers
  • Succession planning and ownership transition resources
  • A network of succession planning professionals

Brought to you by Community Futures Manitoba in partnership with Succession Matching. Click here for more details.

Do you have a succession plan? Click here to check out a free step-by-step guidebook to business transitions.


Community Futures Parkland Business Resources

Loan Application (PDF)

Business Plan Template Guide (PDF)

Business Plan Template (.docx) *this will go to your "Downloads" folder on your PC

Cash Flow Projections

Self Employment Program

5 C's of Credit Release

7 Tips for Email Marketing Success

Entrepreneurship Manitoba - Business Information

Entrepreneurship Manitoba - Financial Programs


Appeals

Download the Community Futures Parkland Loan Decision Appeal Process