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Business Analyst - CF Lac La Biche


Business Analyst (Lending):  Lac La Biche, Alberta

You have a passion for small business.
You have formal Business education and lending experience.

You are a good listener which makes you able to identify entrepreneurs' initial business needs. 

You are a natural-born coach.
You have owned your own business.
You love making presentations.

You live within commutable distance of Lac La Biche, Alberta.

If these points describe you… we should talk.  You might just be the ideal candidate for our full-time Business Advisor position at Community Futures Lac La Biche!   Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Advisor attracts, coaches, manages and guides loan and business development clients to success.  The Business Advisor is responsible for all aspects of commercial lending, growth of the loan portfolio, collections, business counseling, and assessing feasibility of client business ideas/proposals/plans.

Community Futures Lac La Biche is a community-driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide a wide range of small business services and management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business.  This position is in Lac La Biche Alberta and offers regional coverage to the regional area.
The winning candidate will have:

  • A business or related degree
  • Banking / lending experience
  • Entrepreneurial experience / business ownership background
  • A proven history of customer service, business coaching, sales / marketing and project leadership skills.

Our Business Advisor should also have experience with: 

  • Collections and bankruptcy
  • Understanding of small business
  • Business counselling and research skills
  • Interviewing/listening skills
  • Customer and interpersonal skills
  • Marketing and promotion skills
  • Presentation skills

If you think you’re a strong candidate for this role, please tell us why in your cover letter and what your remuneration requirements are.  Please send in your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be considered for this role

We thank all applicants for considering this exciting opportunity with Community Futures Lac La Biche   We advise that only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted and initial interviews may be conducted virtually. You must be eligible to work in Canada and currently live within commutable distance to Lac La Biche Alberta.  International applications for this position will not be accepted. Community Futures is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.  As well, your privacy is important to us – please rest assured that all applications will always remain confidential.  We do not retain candidate profiles or resumes.   

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Youth Business Programs Return

After some changes due to COVID 19, many annual Community Futures youth entrepreneurship and business-building programs have made a full return across Alberta. 

Community Futures locations are proud to offer a wide range of entrepreneurship programs for school-aged children and up, and encourage entrepreneurial and community spirit.

Programs often provide students with financial literacy skills, mentorship from the business community, and a chance to showcase their passions.

New Funding to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Alberta

New Funding to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Alberta

A new provincial initiative is giving rural women entrepreneurs easier access to capital and local support to start or grow a business in their community.

The Alberta Women’s Economic Recovery - Capital Growth Initiative, will be available to provide easier access to loans for women-owned small and medium-sized businesses and help create jobs and diversify the Alberta economy.

The Road to Recovery - Economic Development Awards

The Road to Recovery - Economic Development Awards

We are pleased to share information about two Community Futures member initiatives that have been awarded Community Awards of Excellence from the Economic Developers of Alberta. 

Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

During one of the most significant challenges in our program’s history, the Community Futures network was there to make a difference.

Faced with a global health crisis, teams from across the province connected with thousands of small business owners - And the voice of advocacy for their survival was heard.

Understanding the pressures small businesses were facing, Community Futures quickly became experts in deploying a federal government relief program, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

Responding Through Resilience

Responding Through Resilience

Excerpt from Community Futures Network of Canada - Annual Report 2020-21


As the weeks wore on during the global pandemic, rural and remote businesses needed increasing levels of support, and the Community Futures voice of rural advocacy was heard. 

Introducing the NEW ALBERTACF.COM

Introducing the NEW ALBERTACF.COM

Our new network of websites are mobile-friendly and help guide rural small business owners and entrepreneurs through the steps to success.

Explore the wide range of tools and local support options available at
Community Futures locations across Alberta. 

Explore now

Alberta Small Business Impact

Alberta Small Business Impact

Community Futures is a federally funded 'rural grassroots' program that provides business loans, training, coaching, and supports community economic development projects.

Take a look at how network members made an impact in supporting rural small business development in 2020/2021. 

View the graphic

Community Futures Network of Alberta Annual Report

Community Futures Network of Alberta Annual Report

The CFNA provides advocacy, leadership, stewardship, and operational support to the network of 27 Alberta Community Futures organizations.

Take a look at a snapshot of our network and key achievements in 2020-2021.

Read the report

Contact Us

Community Futures Network of Alberta
Box 753 – Cochrane, AB T4C 1A9
T: 403-851-9995
Toll free: 1-877-482-3672


About Community Futures

Guidance, support, and financial help for small businesses. Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources.
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