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Starting A Business

Thinking about starting a business in the East Parkland region? Start at Community Futures.

So you have decided to make that leap into entrepreneurship? Congratulations! Helping start-ups is what we love to do here at Community Futures East Parkland . We know starting a business is exciting, yet challenging.

Our Team is here to guide you through business planning for all scenarios (good, bad or worse) to ensure you have the resources and financing options you need to get started.


Have you been turned down by a bank? That is why we are 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 East Parkland is here to guide you with planning your business’ success, FOR FREE! Our experienced Team understands what it takes to succeed in our rural Alberta market.

Business Start-up Guidance You Can Trust


Looking to launch your own business? Feeling a bit lost? You don’t have to go it alone. When we say business starts at Community Futures, we mean it. Come in and let us guide you with:

Creating a business plan

Creating a marketing plan

Setting up your expansion strategy

One-on-one coaching and business mentoring

Researching financing options

Encouraging your success

Start-up FAQs

What tools or resources do you have to help my business get started?

You can get access to a wide range of business supports from our Team who know rural business like no one else, including free business coaching. . Visit our Resources page for more tools.

We Are Here to Help!

At Community Futures East Parkland  we understand rural start-up businesses like no other. We come from the same community you live in. We know what it is like and we are determined to help things work for you.

Contact Us

5020 50 Avenue
PO Box 250
Mirror, AB  T0B 3C0
P: 403-788-2212


Communities Served

Alder Flats, Alix, Ardley, Argentia Beach, Aspen Beach, Bashaw, Bawlf, Bentley, Big Valley, Birchcliff, Blackfalds, Bluffton, Botha, Buck Lake, Byemoor, Castor, Clive, Crestomere, Crystal Springs, Delburne, Donalda, Dorenlee, Duhamel, Edberg, Elnora, Endiang, Erskine, Falun, Fenn, Ferintosh, Fleet, Gadsby, Grandview, Gull Lake, Gwynne, Half Moon Bay, Halkirk, Haynes, Hoadley, Joffre, Kelsey, Lacombe, Leedale, Lousana, Ma-Me-O Beach, Maskwacis, Meeting Creek, Millet, Mirror, Morningside, Mulhurst, Nevis, New Norway, Norris Beach, Parkland Beach, Pelican Point, Pine Lake, Pipestone, Ponoka, Poplar Bay, Red Willow, Rimbey, Rochon, Sands, Rosalind, Silver Beach, Stettler, Sunbreaker Cove, Tees, Westerose, Wetaskiwin, White Sands, and Winfield