Business Training & Programs In The Taber Region

Free Training & Workshop Recordings

Making time for training these days isn't easy, which is why we've put recordings of our recent workshops online for you to access anytime, anywhere! To learn more about upcoming live events, please visit our Events page.

Small Business Basics, by Business Link


When it comes to running a small business, there are a few basics that all small business owners need to master. In this video series, we take you through those basics to get you started.

StartUp, by Business Link

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"How can I start a business?" is often the most difficult question for entrepreneurs. Learn the answers here!

Human Resources & Employer Workshops

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Our Programs

Digital Service Squad (DSS)

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The DSS is focused on providing 1-on-1 assistance and digital services to small businesses in any region of Alberta. The DSS will be available through local business support providers this fall.

Services may include:

  • 1-on-1 digital transformation support
  • Social media strategy
  • Show you how to build a basic website
  • Google My Business set up support
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) support
  • Help set up a POS solution
  • Create customer databases
  • Streamline business processes with digital tools

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Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Program

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program (EDP) was created to provide enhanced small business development support to people with disabilities in rural Alberta. Self-employment can be a great way for persons with a disability or an ongoing medical condition to get back into the workforce.

This specialized program includes:

  • Detailed business concept assessment
  • Training workshops on Self Empowerment and Personal Financial Planning
  • One to one business coaching and mentorship with a business professional from the community
  • Access to Business Loans for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

To be eligible for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities programs you must:

  • Have a self-disclosed disability or ongoing health condition
  • Live in rural Alberta
  • Have a viable business idea
  • Be able to contribute in some way to your business

For more information on the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, please contact us.

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Get help creating and customizing your online store. You’ll be trained on how to manage and market your online store and will be provided with the support that you need to make your online shop successful. Access free 1-on-1 support to build and launch your store and more.

What does the program do?

  • Creates and configures your online store
  • Trains you on how to manage it
  • Collaborates to get the store live
  • Helps with marketing the store What are the program benefits?
  • Free 90 day trial of Shopify
  • Ad credits including $50 for Facebook (while available)
  • Free .CA domain registration (while available)

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Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

Open to young people aged 13-15, the Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC) empowers the next generation of business owners to learn everything from how to brainstorm a business idea to launching their business in a fun team setting. RAYEC takes place every August in Cypress Hills, Alberta!

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Training & Workshops

100 Essential Small Business Skills Course

Community Futures Chinook is pleased to offer Canada's leading online education program for entrepreneurs in partnership with GoForth Institute.

If you're looking to bolster your 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

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


Get The Skills You Need To Succeed

Want to expand your skill set? We offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities, from health and safety training to quick-start business intensives.

Learn how to market your business, understand basic accounting, and explore how to attract and retain talent as a rural business.

Our small business programs provide training and support for rural businesses across the Taber region. Our goal is to help your company thrive by offering you access to specialized services like accounting workshops, marketing seminars, and so much more. We're here for entrepreneurs just like you - take advantage of our programs today and learn the skills you need to succeed.


Connect with us to start learning today!

Contact Us

5324 48 Ave.
Taber, AB  T1G 1S2
P: 403-223-2984


Communities Served

Barnwell, Coutts, Cranford, Enchant, Grassy Lake, Hays, Milk River, New Dayton, Purple Springs, Rainier, Scandia, Skiff, Taber, Vauxhall, Warner, Wrentham