Community Futures Sunrise

11 - 3rd Street North East, Weyburn, SK - Phone: (306) 842-8803

Sunrise Services

BUSINESS LOANS
Community Futures Sunrise has flexible lending criteria and each loan application will be evaluated on its own merit. Businesses must be physically located within our region and the majority of employment created must be within our region.

Featured!  CF Sunrise's Microloans of up to $25,000 to start your business or give it a boost.

Community Futures (CF) Sunrise’s Biz Start and Biz Boost Micro-Loans provide a low interest, flexible, business financing solution for entrepreneurs in the southeast region of Saskatchewan.  CF Sunrise understands the difficulties that entrepreneurs face due to recent impacts on the economy.  As a result, CF Sunrise is providing further support to small business owners in the form of quick, simple, online access to financing for working capital or expansion needs.

Biz Start Micro-Loans (new or in operation for less than one year) and Biz Boost Micro-Loans  (existing business) have the following terms:

  • Maximum loan of $25,000
  • Interest rate of prime + 2%
  • No principal payments for six months
  • No application fee
  • Repayment over three years, with no penalty for early payout
  • A one-time administration fee of 2%, which can be added to the loan amount

Microloan Eligibility Requirements

  • Funds will be used to start, buy, maintain or expand a business in the CF Sunrise region
  • Funds may not be used to prepay or refinance existing indebtedness
  • The business must demonstrate viability
  • A complete loan application has been submitted  

Apply for a Microloan today!

 

Loans Up To $150,000!  Looking for a larger business loan?  CF Sunrise can lend up to $150,000 to entrepreneurs in our southeast Saskatchewan region.  Learn More

Resources to Support Your Loan Application: Business Plan    Loan Application   Cash Flow Worksheet   

Review CF Sunrise's loan application, loan decision process and redress policy:  Loan Process   

 

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

With funding secured from the Canada Coal Transition Initiative, CF Sunrise assists and supports businesses and communities in the southeast Saskatchewan region during the transition away from coal-fired power generation.

Interested to contact CF Sunrise and discuss economic development? Get in touch with our Regional Economic Development Coordinator today.

 

BUSINESS TRAINING
Have an area of business development you’d like addressed in a workshop setting? CF Sunrise offers in-person, or virtual (via Zoom) facilitated workshops that can be customized to the business development topics you request. It’s easy to get the ball rolling.

Check out our business workshop offers:  CF Sunrise Upcoming Events and Go Digital Sask Upcoming Events

 

FROM THE GROUND UP

Our 'From the Ground Up' video spotlight series showcases 10 unique and resilient entrepreneurs from throughout the region who have taken advantage of various programs and services we offer.

These are their stories.

 

YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
A leader in encouraging youth entrepreneurship in the province, CF Sunrise works with regional schools to assist students in experiencing the world of micro business. Learn more about YouthBiz: 

 

YouthBiz

BIG NEWS:  The 2022 YouthBiz Winners have been selected!  Congratulations to all students who participated in YouthBiz - your creativity and hard work resulted in top-notch YouthBiz entries! 

Check out the Winners List and see below for a sample of the winners' work.

  • Grade 6 - 8 Category Winners:
    • 1st Place:  Kaybree Fettes & Lydia Becker - Radville, SK  | The Explorium: Business Plan  
    • 2nd Place:  Alexis Schaeffer - Weyburn, SK  |  Xis Crafts: Video Commercial
    • 3rd Place:  Gabriel Avery & Dakota Anderson - Midale, SK  |  Bake Your DayWebsite
  • Grade 9 - 12 Category Winners:
    • 1st Place:  Entre 30 Class - Weyburn Comp School  |  Cloud 9 Blanket Co. - Website
    • 2nd Place:  Haylee Scrupps - Midale, SK  |  Explore the BooksBusiness Plan
    • 3rd Place:  Ava Anderson & Kaydence Stephens - Midale, SK  |  Ballz Fore DaysIncome Sheet Calculations
  • Achievement Award Winners:

Thank you to our generous 2022 YouthBiz sponsors!  Without the support of these community-minded organizations, YouthBiz would not be possible.

2022 YouthBiz Sponsors

More about YouthBiz . . .

YouthBiz is an exciting and fun business competition for grade 6 - 12 students in the CF Sunrise region (southeast Saskatchewan).  The contest promotes entrepreneurship, financial literacy and it encourages the connection between young people and the business community.  Students come up with a business idea, write about it, plan the finances to back it up and have fun developing simple marketing materials too!

Since YouthBiz began in 2007, over 3,050 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $32,000 in prize money!

NEW in 2022 . . . YouthBiz focused on digital skill building.  We all know that business has changed over the last three years, and having an online presence is a 'must' for small business. That's why 2022 YouthBiz will include website building as an entry requirement (don't worry, we're here to help along the way).  Big Thanks to Go Digital Sask, who are sponsoring a prize package for one lucky 2022 YouthBiz winner:  a one-year e-commerce subscription and the help of the Go Digital Sask team to get their business online!

 

Handy Tutorials and Resources for YouthBiz participants:

How to Set Up a Wix.com Account   Getting Started with Wix   How to Publish & Unpublish Your Wix Website   

STUDENTS - How to Use the YouthBiz Entry Form   TEACHERS - How to Upload ALL Student Entries

2022 YouthBiz Guide  Income Sheet 

2022 YouthBiz is now closed for new entries.  Want to get in the queue for next year?  Check out the STUDENT Entry Form and  TEACHER entry form

Have more questions?  Contact CF Sunrise, we're happy to help:  youthbiz@cfsunrise.ca