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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Goshen Physiotherapy Center o/a Body Dynamics

I am an immigrant to Canada from Nigeria. As you can imagine I faced not only a language and culture barrier, but I also have a physical disability from having suffered polio as a child in a...


Small Business Week 2018 Cont'd.

October 15, 2018 to October 20, 2018

Thousands of entrepreneurs come together to learn, network and celebrate entrepreneurship during BDC Small Business Week.

South & West Alberta 



Small Business Week 2018

October 12, 2018 to October 20, 2018

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for almost 40 years. 

North & East Alberta


What's New

Planning for the Future

Have you ever thought about selling your farm or business? Do you know how to start?

If you answered “no,” you’re not alone. A recent Business Development Bank of Canada study found that...

How to get a small business loan

Learn more about Community Futures 5C's of lending

Your first visit

Learn more about what to expect on your first visit

Bright futures

Learn more the many ways that we can help you succeed