Free small business guides

Explore these FREE and downloadable guides for starting a small business in rural Alberta.

Small Business Start-up Guide

Simplify your start-up “to do’s” with this helpful guide. Join us and our partners at Business Link as we walk you through all the steps involved to turn your business idea into reality.

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Small Business Financial Guide

This guide will help you take charge of your financials by guiding you on:

  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Accounting Software
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Financial Statements 101
  • Guide to Financial Terms
  • Hiring an Accountant
  • Balance Sheet Template
  • Income Statement Template

Small Business Basics Video:

Financial Management

 

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Small Business Marketing Guide

Discover the strategies and processes that go into driving eager customers to your doorstep including:

  • Marketing Guide
  • Different by Design
  • Ideal Client Worksheet
  • Marketing Channels
  • 12 Golden Rules for your Website

Small Business Basics Video:

Marketing

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Educational videos

Steps to Starting a Business as an Indigenous Entrepreneur

Starting your Indigenous small business is exciting and rewarding, but the start-up process can be overwhelming. This video will walk you through the steps to starting a business as an Indigenous entrepreneur to help you get your new business venture up and running!

Finding Contract Opportunities as an Indigenous Business
When a company, organization, or government needs a specific job to be competed, they’ll often post an RFP (Request for Proposal) online. These are great opportunities for your Indigenous small business! Learn what an RFP is, how to write a winning proposal, and how to find opportunities from Governments and other organizations.

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With 27 locations across rural Alberta, we’ve got you covered.

All of the Community Futures offices in rural Alberta provide support, guidance, and loans for small businesses and startups.

Contact Us

Community Futures Network of Alberta
Box 753 – Cochrane, AB T4C 1A9
T: 403-851-9995
Toll free: 1-877-482-3672

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About Community Futures

Guidance, support, and financial help for small businesses. Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources.
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