Make a profit. Make a difference. Alberta's rural entrepreneurs do both.

Every day entrepreneurs are starting and growing great businesses in rural Alberta. Driven by a desire for more freedom and flexibility, they are carving out a solid future for themselves and their communities. As local champions of community, we know that quality of life, passion and profit can co-exist beautifully here. And, we've got a full suite of financing and business supports to help rural entrepreneurs make a profit and make a difference.

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Community Futures gets rural small businesses like no one else.

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Flexible financing to start or grow

We say "yes" and "how can we help you" when others say "no".

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The ideas for the Umami Shop developed over time between siblings and friends while all were living abroad as young professionals working in the fast paced corporate world. Although their work...


CFNA Member's Event

April 24, 2018 to April 26, 2018

CFNA Spring Training
Community Futures Alberta members can explore new tools and emerging ideas in developmental lending, small business training and rural economic development. Contact...


Todd Hirsch on Alberta's Economic Outlook

May 28, 2018

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist of the Provincial Crown Corporation ATB Financial. He will be providing an economic update to the Calgary Chapter of Chartered Professional Accountants. Tickets are $47....

What's New

More support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Albertans with a disability can access a growing pool of support through the Community Futures network of small business lenders.

Community Futures' Elevate program has expanded the number...

How to get a small business loan

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