Fox Creek Spring

Fox Creek Spring

Small Business 101: Condensed

Monday, April 3rd, 2017




Customer Service 101: Condensed

Tuesday April 4th 2017


Price Yourself Right Workshop

Wednesday, April 5th 2017


Registration is now open – Register to reserve your spot by clicking one or more of the Workshop Choices Below.

All the workshops:

  • Are free but require a $10 deposit to hold the space due to limited seating.
  • Located at Timber Ridge Inn and Suites in Fox Creek
  • From 7pm – 9pm

Small Business 101 Condensed

Monday April 3rd

By the end of this condensed version of the Small Business 101 workshop, participants will understand how to:
· start a business
· develop a business plan
· get financing for your business

Customer Service 101 Condensed

In this 2 hour condensed workshop, we’ll cover the customer service basics that will bring your customers back for more.

By the end of this session, participants will know how to:

  • Recognize how attitude affects customer service
  • Identify your customers’ needs
  • Use outstanding customer service to generate return business
  • Build good will through in-person customer service
  • Deal with difficult customers

Price Yourself Right Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn how to juggle multiple variables to determine pricing that works for their product and service and the market they serve. Great for start-ups and expansions to determine the right pricing for satisfaction and growth.

Tiny Tycoon Training

Website 101 to Done Swan Hills

Community Futures Yellowhead East & the Swan Hills Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to announce Website 101 to Done coming May 24th and 25th. Watch the video (it’s 2 minutes from start to finish) to see what it’s all about.
If you want more details this is link one
If you are ready to reserve your spot now, this is the link you want to click


Encouraging Excellence in Customer Service

Encouraging Excellence in Customer Service

Encouraging Excellent Customer Service from Patrysha Korchinski on Vimeo.

In this video, business advisor and certified business coach, Patrysha talks about the importance of customer service and challenges you to be a part of the encouragement by nominating excellence in your community through the small business awards sponsored by your local Chamber of Commerce.

Whitecourt and Woodlands County – Nominate online at

Barrhead Chamber of Commerce Awards – Nominate online at

GROWTH Business Excellence Awards – Nominate at

We know that Onoway Chamber of Commerce & Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce have awards coming up too, and we’re just waiting word on how to nominate there. If you have any further links to add to support awesome customer service in our area, let me know!

For Sale

For Sale

Although the asking prices for the following businesses exceed our office maximum of $150,000, Community Futures Yellowhead East can help with:

  • Business planning assistance
  • Business training
  • Business coaching
  • Networking connections and local introductions

Turnkey Carpet & Flooring Sales & Installation

After over 27 years, this local business owner is aiming to retire after finding an owner willing and able to take over the reigns of this consistent performer.  With an annual revenue of just under $2 million dollars and a ready to fire transition plan, it’s $675,000 asking price is more than our lending limits allow – but we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

 Strawson’s General Store

Another owner is seeking to retire in the beautiful hamlet of Fort Assiniboine. You can choose to retain the old-time country feeling or add your own style to this unique business that includes grocery, hardware, tobacco, hunting and fishing licences and supplies retail. The asking price of $380,000 includes 55ftx110ft lot, 50ftx60ft building, 20ftx30ft storage shed, approx. $80,000 worth of equipment and fixtures, and approx. $76,000 worth of inventory. Again, out of the price range of our lending limits, but we’re happy to assist in any way we can.

For further information about either of these businesses for sale within our region, please contact the current owners directly by clicking on the links to their Business Broker ads. If you want to talk to someone in our office, please call 1-877-706-3500.