What is BIZ KID$?

In partnership with Community Futures Lakeland the Biz Kids program is offered to

youth ages 10-16 years. It is designed to promote youth entrepreneurism within our


Timing - May/June to August


BizKids Program consists of:

  • Small business training through guided workshops

    • Are you an Entrepreneur?

    • Types of Business ownership

    • Naming your Business

    • Marketing your product or service

    • Advertising and pricing

    • Financial & Time Management

    • Running a small business

  • Business plan development

  • Customer service.

  • Mentor assistance from local community/business members


Following the completion of the workshops, up to $100 seed capital is provided to start their summer

business. Our participants in the Biz Kids program are paired up with a community/business member

whom they contact on a weekly basis by phone or email to update the progress of the business. Once

a month they meet and discuss future events in which the Biz Kids participant is attending and give

helpful advice to make this summer business a huge success. Many of our Biz Kid Businesses

remain active at farmer’s markets and fairs long after the program has finished.


Our Mentorship component is a volunteer project to get the community involved with our youth whom

will be the future business owners in our neighborhood. It gives companies and employees a chance

to have great success and fulfillment while only providing about ten hours of their time.


At the end of the summer a wrap up celebration is planned to thank all of our sponsors, mentors,

parents and Biz Kid business owners. Awards, gifts and recognition are in abundance and a feast to

celebrate the Biz Kids achievements.

For information contact:

The Community Futures Office at 780-826- 3858 

or the Rural Alberta Business Centre at 780 812-6156, email: advisor@northeastrabc.com


MONDAY - 9 am to 3 pm

TUESDAY - 9 am to 3 pm

WEDNESDAY - 9 am to 3 pm
 to 3 pm

FRIDAY - By appointment only


  • RABC Cold Lake
  • RABC Cold Lake
  • RABC Cold Lake

Cold Lake, AB

Tel: (780) 812-6156


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