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Supporting Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

Community Futures (CF) offices across rural Saskatchewan are committed to supporting to self-employment for people with disabilities or health conditions.

Through the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP), CFs have been involved in capacity-building projects aimed at increasing the participation of individuals with health conditions or disabilities in entrepreneurship in rural Saskatchewan.

On October 2, 2019, the Prince Albert office hosted a training workshop titled Nail the Numbers - Nailing Your Startup Costs. The workshop was aimed at equipping entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge to manage the financial aspects of running a successful business.

Deciding to start a business is exciting, but can also be daunting if you’re a new entrepreneur. Calculating business start-up costs, worrying about long-term profitability, securing startup funding—it can all be pretty stressful.

The workshop covered a detailed way of calculating start-up costs including shipping, duties, consulting fees, working capital, taxes, etc. The information was presented in a way that is user friendly and concise.

The goal was to make sure entrepreneurs start on the right foot, and with enough money in reserve until their business can stand on its own. CF Prince Albert and Nail the Numbers (a division of Richwood Ventures, Inc.) partnered together to deliver the boot camp.

The long-term goal is for CF Prince Albert to be recognized in the community as the key resource for entrepreneurs with disabilities looking for loans, advice, and support for their business ventures.

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