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 all our recent workshops and partner sessions online for you to access anytime, anywhere! To learn more about upcoming live events and workshops, please visit our Events page.

Small Business Basics, by Business Link

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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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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.

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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.

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Our Programs

Digital Main Street's ShopHERE Program - Powered by Google

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Created to support businesses across Alberta, the ShopHERE powered by Google program is supported by Business Link in partnership with Digital Main Street through the Digital Economy Program (DEP). The DEP was designed to support small businesses in Alberta with digital transformation. Click here for more about DEP.

What does the program do?

  • creates and configures your online store
  • trains you on how to manage it
  • works to get the store live
  • helps with marketing the store

Who is eligible?

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) 

Sign up for ShopHERE right HERE!

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.


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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For more information about RAYEC, please visit: https://www.rotaryayec.ca/

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Communities Served

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