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Get Started. Essential Checklist.

Let us be your guide.

We've streamlined some common steps that go into starting a business. Community Futures advisors can also help you decide which tasks are right for you.


Starting a Business Checklist

Download our easy-to-follow PDF that outlines some basics around starting a business in rural Alberta.

Starting a business is hard. Figuring out where you need to start can be even harder. Let us help you with that.

You have a great product, service or business idea that you’re looking to get off the ground. 

With so much to think about, where should you get started?

Download our easy-to-follow checklist to help get you going.


Have you been turned down by a bank? That’s why we’re here.

Our goal is to help make your business more bankable. We know how deflating it can feel to be turned down by the bank because your business may not quite fall within their approval structure.

Community Futures Alberta is here to help you with planning your business’s success, FOR FREE! Our experienced teams of rural Alberta business advisors are skilled and understands what it takes to succeed in our rural market. 

Business Start-up Consulting You Can Trust

When we say business starts at Community Futures, we mean it. Contact us and we’ll guide you with:

Creating a business plan

Creating a marketing plan

Setting up your expansion strategy

One-on-one coaching and business mentoring

Securing financing

Ensuring your success


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


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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