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Building Central Alberta Businesses, One Idea at a Time.

Whether you’re in the start-up phase, planning for growth, or you’ve been rejected for a loan by a financial institution, our team is here to help you.

We’re more than just a business lender. For over 30 years, Community Futures has been helping small businesses grow in rural Alberta, and here at Community Futures Central Alberta, we’ve been helping local entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into reality through FREE business planning and business coaching.

Our staff will connect you with the skills and resources you need to succeed, whether you are starting a small business, growing a business or selling a business. We provide training, upskilling, and financial support to build your confidence and expertise while strengthening our communities by diversifying businesses and industries.

Make Your Business a Reality with Business & Loan Support

Community Futures Central Alberta provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with planning and lending services, so you don’t have to worry about where you will get the support you need to make your business idea a reality.


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Training, Guidance, And Financial Support For Entrepreneurs In Central Alberta

Whether you're just starting a new business, trying to expand your business, or looking for guidance on how to sell your company, Community Futures Central Alberta is here for you – every step of the way.

You can access a variety of business support services designed to help rural business owners launch new services, attract more customers, and thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Whether you need help writing your business plan, securing funding, or exploring your online marketing opportunities, our business advisors can help. With years of experience helping small business owners in the Central Alberta region, our team knows what options are available to you and can help guide you towards your business goals.  

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If you're struggling to find investment for a new business, exporting your products, investing in technology, or just trying to seize a new business opportunity, our flexible business loans may be the answer you're looking for.

With loans up to $150,000, we're known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, with flexible qualification criteria.

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Want to expand your skill set? We offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities, from health and safety training to quick-start business intensives.

Learn how to market your business, understand basic accounting, and explore how to attract and retain talent as a rural business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Community Futures branches help rural small businesses to start and grow. Our services include business coaching, planning, and small business financing if your business requires lending services. We also work on community economic development projects and strategic planning within our communities.

Let’s Build Your Business In Central Alberta, Together.

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5013 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB  T4N 3X1
P: 403-342-2055

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Communities Served

Alhambra, Bearberry, Benalto, Bergen, Betula, Bowden, Burnstick Lake, Campaign, Caroline, Carstairs, Cline River, Condor, Cremona, Crump, Dickson, Didsbury, Doan, Eckville, Elkton, Harmattan, Innisfail, James River Bridge, Leslieville, Markerville, Nordegg, Olds, Penhold, Pine Lake, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Shawtz, Spruce View, Stauffer, Sundre, Sylvan Lake, Water Valley, Wessex, and Westward Ho.