Let’s Work Together For Your Clients' Success

Partnering With Community Futures Grows A Prosperous Small Business Community

We know that it can be frustrating when an enthusiastic entrepreneur comes in, has a great business idea, however, the business can't get the funding they need to get started.

When a financial institution’s business lending policies don't allow for a prospective client to receive a lending product, we want to partner with you to ensure their success and help bridge that gap. 

We do so by:

Helping them build a solid business plan by planning for the best case, average and worst case scenarios

Creating a marketing plan or expansion strategy

Providing one-on-one coaching, business consulting and mentoring

Securing financing

Partnering with us helps create community growth, jobs and economic diversification in the Central Alberta region.

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Who Do We Partner With?

Banks / Financial Institutions

We bridge the financing gap and help your client launch or stabilize their business. Our primary goal is to make them more bankable, so that they can continue their journey with you.

Chambers Of Commerce & Rotary Clubs

Let’s collaborate together to host presentations, information sessions and to advance the training and skills of our business community.

Municipalities & Economic Development Committees

We’d love to work closer with you to develop a more prosperous business community and a stronger diversified economy.

Find out more about how we can partner with you.

Rural Economic Diversification

Rural Economic Diversification is the core of what we do. We work alongside community leaders and other key stakeholders to create Community Economic Development plans and implement projects that support value-added activity and expansion into new sectors.

We take the pulse of our business community and provide guidance on business retention and succession planning strategies.

Community Futures Central Alberta Spotlight

We are proud supporters of the Maskawisîw Women In Business Start Up Program! This program is designed to provide guidance, expertise, and mentoring at an early start-up phase of business to Indigenous women who are ready to explore business ownership opportunities.

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Community Partners  

  • Alberta Chamber of Commerce - As the advocate for Alberta business, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce is your local resource for small business
  • Alberta Innovates - Working to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation
  • BDC - The only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs
  • Business Link - Alberta's entrepreneurial hub 
  • Business Works Central Alberta Self Employment Program - Helping self-employed entrepreneurs though a Government sponsored program that is free to clients
  • CARIN - Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network
  • Central Alberta Access Prosperity - A not-for-profit economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth in the Central Alberta region
  • Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) - Central Alberta’s economic development hub
  • Futurepreneur - Futurpreneur Canada provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39

I’d Love To Partner With Community Futures, What’s Next?

Partnering with us is easy. Simply reach out to us and we can provide you with tools to better serve your clients or members.

Community Futures Partners FAQs

What’s the difference between a bank and Community Futures?

We are a community-based developmental lender. Your business plan and loan applications are reviewed by experts in small business who understand our unique business climate. We will work with you to ensure your plan is sound, and we can apply flexible terms to meet your business needs. Our goals revolve around helping businesses succeed, not increasing shareholder profit.

Contact Us

5013 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB  T4N 3X1
P: 403-342-2055
E: central@albertacf.com
  

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Communities Served

Alhambra, Bearberry, Bearberry, Benalto, Bergen, Betula, Bowden, Burnstick Lake, Campaign, Caroline, Carstairs, Cline River, Condor, Cremona, Crump, Dickson, Didsbury, Doan, Eckville, Elkton, Harmatton, 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.