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Futurpreneur Canada Programs

Futurpreneur Canada for 18 – 39

Permanent Canadian residents who are between the ages of 18 and 39 years will want to look into the many financial programs “designed to guide aspiring business owners who are at different stages of their entrepreneurial journeys”.

Programs include:

  • Start Up Program
  • Side Hustle Program
  • New Comer Program
  • Fast Track Program

As well, Futurpreneur Canada offers a number of free resources including:

  • Business Plan Writer
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Crash Courses and Business Plan examples
  • Entrepreneur in Residence program

For more information, contact Kara Leftly kleftley@futurpreneur.ca or 306-241-0000 or visit www.futurpreneur.ca

Emergency Preparedness

The following is information from the Calgary Chamber that may be of interest to any Chambers looking to assist their members with disaster preparedness and insurance literacy. Any business across Canada can visit IBC.DiagnosticRocket.com and utilize a free diagnostic. Feel free to circulate to your members.

North American studies estimate that 43% of businesses impacted by a natural disaster do not reopen.
In 2013, Southern Alberta experienced extreme flooding, including in downtown Calgary. As a Chamber, we knew that our business community was at severe risk of significant negative impact if they were not up and running again as soon as possible.
In partnership with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, we worked to power our business community through an efficient and effective recovery by creating a network of support. The result was that more than 99% of Calgary’s businesses impacted by the floods reopened successfully. World Chamber Federation Special Project award.
Learning from our experiences from the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, the Calgary Chamber has worked with the Insurance Bureau of Canada to build a free diagnostic survey tool that will educate businesses across the country on disaster preparedness and insurance literacy.
Any business across Canada can visit IBC.DiagnosticRocket.com and utilize the free diagnostic. By taking this survey, businesses will receive personalized recommendations they can implement to help become more prepared for a disaster.

Cut the Red Tape

In January, the Ministry of Trade and Export Development launched a new page aimed at cutting red tape across provincial ministries, agencies and Crown Corporations.  The page, entitled Help Cut the Red Tape, is a site dedicated to gathering feedback from businesses and citizens regarding red tape issues they have encountered.  Businesses and citizens are encouraged to submit their experiences through the on-line platform and their submissions will be referred to the appropriate ministry, agency or Crown Corporation.  For more information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/help-cut-red-tape

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