#Ownerswanted

We’re here to help you start, grow or acquire a business! We offer a safe space for young entrepreneurs aged 18-39 to support you in your entrepreneurial journeys where you feel comfortable, so you can launch your business with confidence.

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YOUR SMALL BUSINESS AWAITS YOU

Did you know 76% of Canadian business owners are planning to exit their business over the next decade — and 54% say their biggest challenge is finding the right buyer?*

Buying a small business could be your route to success! It’s more accessible than you may think — and Futurpreneur’s #OwnersWanted program can help you get on the path to small business success.

Futurpreneur is Canada’s only national non-profit providing financing, mentorship and resources to young entrepreneurs aged 18-39. #OwnersWanted is a new program that gets you ready to buy the small business of your dreams.The program is completely FREE, and if you already have a prospective seller in mind, you can both attend to get everything you both need to complete this transition together.

Over the course of program, you will:

  • Explore the world of business acquisition;
  • Access valuable resources for your acquisition journey;
  • Experience real-life acquisition stories and mock negotiations to close deals; and
  • Learn about Futurpreneur financing options for business acquisition and succession.

All #OwnersWanted workshops are interactive and encourage active involvement. Workshop hosts welcome your questions and are here to support you!

Once you’ve completed the program, you’ll know how to buy a business—and you’ll have a complete set of documents and skills you can use to close a great deal in real life!

#OwnersWanted workshops are focused on potential buyers. However, sellers thinking about business succession are welcome to join. Who knows? You may just connect with the next prospective owner of your business.

Futurpreneur has supported more than 17,000+ young entrepreneurs on their journey to reach their business dreams. You could be next! Participate in our upcoming #OwnersWanted workshops!

* Source: CFIB Canada, Small Business Report, 2022

Upcoming FREE #OwnersWanted Workshops

TitleDateLocationTimeRegistration Link
#OwnersWanted WorkshopWednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16thTerrace, BC4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PSTRegister Here
#OwnersWanted WorkshopThursday, May 23Online4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PSTRegister Here
#OwnersWanted Info SessionWednesday, June 5thCranbrook, BC4:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDTRegister Here
#OwnersWanted WorkshopWednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13thCranbrook, BC4:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDTRegister Here

Our offering

We’ve supported thousands of small business owners and work with diverse entrepreneurs aged 18-39 to launch successful main street businesses that contribute to the vitality of communities across Canada.

Inclusive financing

A flexible equity-free startup business loan of up to $60,000. With up to $40,000 in additional financing opportunities from BDC*. *conditions apply

Mentorship

Receive up to two years of 1:1 hand-matched mentorship.

Resources

From our Rock My Business Plank workshop series to our various business planning tools, gain access to the resources you need to succeed.

Networking opportunities

Engage with a national network of entrepreneurs, leaders, and community organizations at a range of entrepreneurial events.

Are you eligible for the Core Startup Program?

We offer young entrepreneurs ages 18-39 startup loan financing and up to two years of mentorship.

See full eligibility criteria here
You are between the ages of 18-39

And are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

You must demonstrate some training or experience in your field

You must be able to demonstrate that you have experience working in your industry and related to your business idea.

You cannot be a contractor or an agent

To apply you cannot be an agent or contractor working for another already-existing business.

Ready to start your entrepreneurial journey?

Sign up here to get connected with a dedicated team member to learn more about Futurpreneur’s loan with mentorship and resources.
Alternatively, if your complete business plan and 24 month cash flow are ready for submission to Futurpreneur, click here to get started!

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In addition to our core startup programs, we have tailored programs for Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Please let us know if you would be eligible for these programs:
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