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Business loans, tools, mentoring, guidance, and support for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.
Guidance. Support. Community.
Your pathway to business
success begins here.
Business loans, tools, mentoring, and honest advice for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.
What are you looking for help with?
Looking To Start, Expand, Relocate, Or Even Buy A Business? We Can Help!
Starting a business is hard. Keeping it going can be even harder, that is where we come in.
Community Futures East Parkland has been helping rural entrepreneurs for over 30 years, and we want to help you too! Our friendly Team offers everything from business loans to business coaching, workshops to essential skills training.
We are here to guide you along every stage of the entrepreneurial journey, from getting your business off the ground, to keeping it running smoothly, to eventually selling it or retiring comfortably.
Whether you are in the start-up phase, planning for growth, planning your exit strategy and retirement, or you have been turned down by a financial institution, our Team is here to help you.
Services To Help Rural Small Businesses Owners in East Parkland
Are just starting out, trying to expand your business, or looking for some guidance on how to sell your company? Community Futures is here for you every step of the way.
Our Team offers a wide variety of business support services designed to help rural business owners launch new services, attract more customers, and thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment.
Whether you need guidance writing your business plan, researching funding options, or exploring online marketing opportunities, our Team can help. With years of experience helping small business owners in the East Parkland region, our Team knows what options are available and can help guide you towards your business goals.
If you are struggling to find investment for a new business, exporting your products, investing in technology, or just trying to seize a new business opportunity, our flexible business loans may be the answer you are looking for.
With loans up to $150,000, we are known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”. We offer flexible qualification criteria.
Want to expand your skill set? Throughout the year we offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities,
Our goal is to help your company thrive by offering you access to business training and seminars beyond our one on one business coaching. We are here for entrepreneurs just like you. Take advantage of the available programs being offered.
Let’s Work Together for Your Clients' Success
We know that it can be frustrating when an enthusiastic entrepreneur comes in, has a great business idea, however, the business cannot get the funding they need to get started.
When a financial institution’s business lending policies do not allow for a prospective client to receive a lending product, we want to partner with you to ensure their success and help bridge that gap.
Frequently Asked Questions
Start by identifying the problem you are trying to solve and that response will help you to develop your business plan. We believe that ongoing coaching and training are the successful foundations for new businesses and entrepreneurs.
Our Team can guide you with the finer details of your business plan, and provide you with a template to get started.
We offer business planning and coaching for FREE and offer specialized small business training and programs often at no or very low cost. Get in touch for details on specific programs.
No - we provide business coaching and advisory services to any business. We can help you develop your business plan, even if you are not seeking financing from Community Futures.