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

Rural Entrepreneurship Hub

The Rural Entrepreneurship Hub will provide new and existing entrepreneurs access to experienced and trained facilitators, certified coaches, trainers, experts, advisors, and consultants. It serves as a hub for rural entrepreneurship solutions, programs, training, expertise, and coaching support.  The training and workshop offerings listed below have been offered in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan for the past 3 years, receiving great reviews from participants.
Our approach will continue to be client specific, ensuring that clients get exactly what they require to grow as an entrepreneur in a rural environment. Services will be accessible to anyone eager to engage in entrepreneurship. 

Program activities include training, 1:1 coaching, workshops and networking. Have a look at our events list to register for programs. If group training isn't for you, let's try self-guided training modules!  (Build a Better Business and Side Hustle).

 

TESTIMONIALS

After being in business for close to 10 years, I’ve been noticing that I’ve allowed myself to lose focus, lack inspiration and become overwhelmed. The Destination Business Course helped me to come back to my main vision and my passions. Instead of traveling down a path of what’s on trend, I’ve now chosen to upgrade my training and dive more into what I truly love and what I know will be easier for me to sell and promote. Working with Verna and having joint discussions with the other participants was fantastic each session. Being taught some strategies for prioritizing the never ending To Do lists and identifying tasks that have small input for a high return have allowed me to be efficient and focus on the right tasks that will directly benefit myself and my business. (Prairie Blooms By Becky, Angusville, MB)

 

MEET YOUR FACILITATOR & BUSINESS COACH!

Im Verna

From Idea to Concept (1.5 Hrs, FREE) – As a precursor to a variety of programs, this workshop guides potential entrepreneurs through the conceptual development of their business idea. Participants will explore an idea (or many ideas) and will begin defining their initial business concept. These steps are a need that has been identified as a gap that entrepreneurs need to work through before successful completing other programs, business plans, or adding additional revenue streams to an existing business. Following participating in this workshop, participants can book one individual (1:1) coaching session.

Plan for Success (Annual and Quarterly) (1.5 Hrs, FREE) – Strategic planning support for entrepreneurs related to vision, strategy, and execution of their business plan and goals for the year. The Plan for Success suite of programming offers group sessions and individual support over including Annual Planning Workshop, Quarterly Plan Along sessions, and individual coaching around a business’s vision, strategy and execution needs.

Bookkeeping Basics with BONUS Pricing for Profit (1.5 Hrs, FREE)Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced small business owner, staying on top of your financial recordkeeping is critical to your success.  If learning the ropes of small-business bookkeeping sounds intimidating, have no fear. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the best practices in keeping books for your small business. Even if you have an accountant, this class will help you understand why good bookkeeping is valuable for effectively running your business.  BONUS section - Pricing strategies need to include key components so the business can be profitable and thrive.  In this section, we'll showcase a handy pricing formula that you don’t want to miss!

Topics covered will include:

  • Year-end organization
  • Inventory management
  • Financial Spreadsheets to track and organize. 
  • Market & Cost Based Pricing,
  • Important factors to consider before setting final product/service prices.

Attracting/Retaining Employees- with Kimberley Halwas- (2 part series, 1.5 Hrs each) Kimberley Halwas will help you develop a tool kit of strategies for immediate application that will enhance how you attract new employees in session 1. In the second session discussions will include stories from the trenches on the classics of “Do This!” and “Don’t Do That!” Topics debriefed will include employee motivation, performance reviews and leveraging employee benefits through an individualized lens. 

Destination Business Program (2 times/wk, 2 hours each, 8 wks, $50)- Get businesses thinking in a different way about their marketing.  They can become destinations, pulling customers in from beyond their local community.  Participants just need to understand HOW to do it and TAKE ACTION to make it happen. This course is a game-changer for any business, especially those that want to expand their client base and increase their bottom line. By helping entrepreneurs to showcase their company's uniqueness, the program enables them to breathe new life into their marketing efforts.

 Dollars and Digital Adaptation Support Service Packages – Participating clients of any of our programs have the opportunity to receive support funds paid by CF Parkland (up to $1000) on their behalf to a Registered service provider.  Qualifying services include marketing support, social media support, services that assist clients to increase their online presence, training on finances and customer management software. *(Service Provider can't be a Relative)

 To Register for the training and workshops please CLICK HERE.

For more details and contact information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Chantel at 204.546.5105

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Eligibility

  • Anyone interested in starting a business
  • Is a for-profit business that is registered or incorporated (including for-profit social enterprises and co-operatives)
  • Is consumer-facing (sells goods and services directly to end consumers)
  • Located in rural Manitoba, or if we have some Saskatchewan friends interested, we will happily include you if we are not full.

Your business is not eligible if it is:

  • A corporate chain, franchise or registered charity
  • A representative of a multi-level marketing company
  • A brokerage firm, such as real estate agents, investment advisors, insurance agents, etc.
  • A business that is engaged in online reselling or drop-shipping reliant on third-party suppliers.

CF Parkland is the Program Administrator for The Rural Entrepreneurship Hub. This is made possible through funding received from:   ROF LOGO 2023 002

Contact Us

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

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About Community Futures Parkland

Providing financing and support to rural entrepreneurs to develop their potential. Community Futures Parkland strengthens communities in the region through innovative business and community economic development support services.