Business Development

The RRFDC wants to encourage and assist with business development throughout the Rainy River District, therefore, we...

  • Proactively seek out Entrepreneurs wishing to expand their businesses or begin a new business.
  • Actively seek out Business ideas that preliminary research indicates might be feasible for the District.
  • Work closely with other agencies and individual communities to foster an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the District.

RRFDC can provide:

  • Loans, equity investments, and loan guarantees to a maximum of $150,000 per business.
  • Business planning assistance for us or other potential lenders.
  • Research, using the latest forms of computer programs.
  • Youth Initiative loans for summer students 

For more information about RRFDC Loan Applications, please contact Angela Halvorsen.
Phone: 807-274-3276

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RRFDC is excited to announce that we can offer video conferencing training. The unit was provided by the Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre. We are able to provide various types of business training from the Canada-Manitoba Business Service Centre out of Winnipeg. 
The fee to participate is FREE! Sign up for as many as you want. The more the merrier. We can run the sessions no matter if there is one person or 20 people signed up.
All you have to do to register is call us at 274-3276 and let us know which sessions you are interested in. All Video Conferencing Seminars are posted in the Workshop Calendar and marked with (VC).  You may browse the calendar HERE.
Tips and Tools For Starting a Business - At these sessions, you will be given tools to help you with the fundamentals of starting a small business.  Topics include:  Checklist for going into business, feasibility checklist for starting a small business, forms of business organization, legal issues in starting a business, market research for your business, buying a business, business start up list, business services in the Rainy River District, introduction to intellectual property, helpful websites, community profiles for the Rainy River District, RRFDC and other programs, THE BUSINESS PLAN (simplified) and much more!