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Starting A Business in Central Alberta

Thinking about starting a business in the Central Alberta region? Start at Community Futures.

So you’ve decided to make that leap into entrepreneurship - congratulations! Helping start-ups is what we love to do here at Community Futures Central Alberta. We know starting a business is exciting yet challenging.

Our team of Business Advisors is here to walk you through business planning for all scenarios (good or bad) to ensure you have the business resources & financing you need to get started.

Check out our Essential guide to starting a new business in rural Alberta


Have you been turned down by a bank for a loan? We are here with financial solutions.

Our goal is to help make your business more bankable. We know how deflating it can feel to be turned down by the bank when you apply for a small business loan because your business may not fall within their approval structure.

Community Futures Central Alberta is here to help you plan your business’s success, FOR FREE! Our experienced team of rural Alberta Business Advisors is skilled and understands what it takes to succeed in our rural market.

Business Start-Up Consulting You Can Trust

When we say business starts at Community Futures, we mean it. Come in and let us guide you with:

Creating a business plan

Creating a marketing plan

Setting up your business expansion strategy

One-on-one business coaching and business mentoring

Securing financing & small business loans

Ensuring your success as an entrepreneur

Start-Up Business FAQs

You can access a wide range of business support services from our advisors, who know rural business like no one else, including free entrepreneurship advice and business consulting. We also offer additional business coaching, business plan development, training programs and technical assistance. Visit our Resources page for more tools.

We’re Here to Help Small Businesses!

At Community Futures Central Alberta, we understand rural start-up businesses like no other organization or traditional lender. We come from the same community you live in. We know the entrepreneurial and small business market and are determined to make things work for your new business.

Contact Us

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.