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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Disability Business Coaching

Working with the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program since 2018, Wendy Holloway has been a real estate agent, broker and health/life coach.


Breaking down the Essentials



January 28, 2020 to January 30, 2020

FarmTech 2020 is Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference.

WHEN: January 28 -30, 2020

WHERE: Edmonton EXPO Centre

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Growing the North Conference

February 19, 2020 to February 20, 2020

Since its inception in 2010, the Growing the North Conference has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs examine innovation and explore economic development opportunities in the Peace Region of...

What's New

Managing Economic Recovery Through Resiliency

As communities across central and eastern Alberta undergo an economic shift away from coal-fired power generation, the role of small business is at the forefront of building new opportunities and...

How to get a small business loan

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Your first visit

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Bright futures

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