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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Targetted Training and Coaching

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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27 locations around Alberta to serve you

We live where you live and we care about community.

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