Community Futures Meridian

Box 2167, 125 - 1st Avenue East, Kindersley, SK - Phone: (306) 463-1850

Meridian Services

We offer loans, training and support services to help you turn your business plan into business profits.

Are you ready to kick-start your business?

Here are just a few of the services we offer:

LOANS

FlexLine
Flexible line of credit loans from $10,000 to $50,000 – money that’s there when you need it

TrailBlazer
Loans for value-adding, innovation, enhancing productivity and developing new products and markets

BizBuyout
Loans to assist with the purchase of an existing and successful rural business

BusinessAble
Loans for persons with a disability seeking to start or expand a business. Conditions for BusinessAble Funding:

  • The Entrepreneur must have a viable business plan and be restricted in the ability to perform at least on of the basic activities of entrepreneurship or self employment
  • Loans up to $150,000 may be considered under this program
  • Business plan development and business training are key components of the program
  • One on one assistance, counselling and mentoring as well as access to other business resources provided
  • A disability may include physical, soft tissue injury, intellectual and emotional
  • Disability must be self proclaimed

NextGen
Loans for young entrepreneurs ages 18 to 29 with a great business idea Conditions for NextGen Loan:

  • Loans up to $150,000 may be considered
  • If the business is a partnership all partners involved must be eligible for the loan and are jointly and severally liable for the loan repayment
  • NextGen is a repayable loan based on interest rates comparable to local industry standards
  • Business planning assistance is provided

NewBiz
Loans for entrepreneurs who want to start a business in a community served by Community Futures

ReadyCash
Quick turnaround short-term loans of up to $10,000 – so you can react to a great opportunity


Loan Rates and Fees

  • Interest Rates:
    - Loans: Royal Bank Prime + 3% or the minimum rate of 7%
    - Flexline: Royal Bank Prime + 4% or the minimum rate of 8%
  • Business Development Fee:
    $150 Business Development Fee for preparation for a Financial Institution or for preparation for Investment Meeting. This includes business plan, projections, etc.
  • Administration/Application Fees:
    -Up to $25,000 - $250
    $25,000 - $50,000 - $500
    $50,000 - $100,000 - $750
    $100,000 - $150,000 - $1,000

FlexLine: Same administration/Application fees apply as above as well as an Annual Renewal fee of $500 or a monthly fee of $50 as long as they have access to the line of credit.

NSF Fee: $50 per item

Security Amendments, early release, etc. - $50


APPEALS

Appeals Process (PDF)


ADVICE

Community Futures provides strategic business advice to help you:

  • Prepare and assess your business plan
  • Develop and expand your business and entrepreneurial skills (training in-house, on-line and through video-conferencing and webinars)
  • Information services
  • Pathfinding services

SUPPORT

Community Futures offers guidance and encouragement to all of our clients. We’re proud of our achievements, the relationships we have formed, our volunteers, and the communities we have strengthened.

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