Your Smart Start-Up: How to Launch the Right Business for the Right Reasons at the Right Time!

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Have you always wanted to start a business that you love while creating the freedom and fulfillment of being your own boss?

Do you want to launch a company that leverages your unique skills, strengths, and talents, while also making a good living?

Are you looking to make the entrepreneurial leap, but feel overwhelmed by the possibilities and have no idea where to start?


For more than 30 years, Community Futures Manitoba has been committed to helping aspiring business owners create successful and sustainable businesses across the province. As a result, we entirely understand the endless questions that many emerging entrepreneurs have, as well as the variety of challenges that can arise at the beginning of any new business journey. For those very reasons, we’ve created Your Smart Start-Up to help you begin to gain the clarity and confidence you’ll need in order to take your first steps down this exciting and rewarding path!

In this helpful e-book and guide, you will learn:

  • The absolute worst reason to start a business and how to avoid this mistake
  • Why it’s imperative to be crystal clear on your business vision from the very beginning
  • 10 insightful questions to generate creative and compelling business ideas
  • How to research, test, and validate your business ideas
  • The 4 main mistakes that new entrepreneurs make, along with some great ideas to help you avoid them
  • And last but not least, where you can go to find valuable assistance, support, and funding for your business right here in Manitoba

Community Futures Manitoba has 16 locations across the province! Our helpful and expertly trained staff can provide you with all of the advice, support, and resources you need to start a business. Please visit to find the office nearest you!  

*This resource is intended for informational and inspirational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional and/or legal advice.*


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About Community Futures

Community Futures Manitoba Inc. (CFM) is an association representing 16 Community Future organizations (CFs) established throughout rural and northern Manitoba. Community Futures operates across rural and Northern Canada as a grassroots-driven program created to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development. Learn more at

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