Business Business Resources
In partnership with Community Futures East Interlake we are pleased  to make you aware of many business and financial services that are customized to meet your needs.

FREE Business Seminars

Free business seminars covering a wide variety of topics are held at Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rual Initiatives (MAFRI) offices.
 
Seminars are delivered by the Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre via video conferencing.
 
All sessions are free.
All sessions are tentative. Dates and times are subject to change.
 
To sign up for a session or for more information please contact us at 1-800-378-5106 ext. 3.
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Free Business Planning Assistance

Community Futures East Interlake staff will assist you with the creation of your business plan. A great place to start is by filling out a business planning workbook.
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Free Resource Library

Community Futures East Interlake is a satellite office of the Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre. There are resources available covering a variety of business topics.
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Free General Business Counseling

Community Futures East Interlake staff is pleased to provide you with any business counseling you may need. Do you need training is a specific aspect of your business? If so let us know, we may be able to help you access training.
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Financial Services


Community Futures East Interlake is a source of financing for new or expanding businesses that are unable to obtain financing through the traditional means. CFEI offers the following financial assistance:

Loan programs to small and medium businesses
  • Flexible repayment terms
  • Flexible equity requirements
  • CFEI's loans ARE repayable (No grants or forgivable loans)
  • All businesses that receive assistance from Community Futures East Interlake must be based within the geographic boundaries of the region and meet the criteria of the loan program they wish to apply for. Click here to download the general loan application. (Please note that the Micro Loan Program has it's own application) Click here for more information

Loan Programs:

General
Maximum Amount: $150,000
Lending Rate: CIBC's Prime Lending Rate plus 3.0-7.0% (depending on security)
Equity Requirement: 10%
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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Maximum Amount: $150,000
Lending Rate: CIBC's Prime Lending Rate plus 3.0-7.0% (depending on security)
Equity Requirement: 5%
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Micro Loan Program
Maximum Amount: $20,000
Lending Rate: CIBC's Prime Lending Rate plus 3.0-7.0%
Equity Requirement: 10%
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Youth Entrepreneur
Maximum Amount: $25,000
Lending Rate: CIBC's Prime Lending Rate plus 3.0%
Equity Requirement: 5%
Other Conditions: 18-29 years of age
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Fishing Loan Program
Maximum Amount: $10,000
Lending Rate: CIBC's Prime Lending Rate plus 2.0%
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