Guidance. Support. Community.
one idea at a time
Business loans, tools, mentoring, guidance, and support for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.
Building Wild Rose, One Idea At A Time.
We’re more than just a business lender. For over 30 years Community Futures has been helping businesses grow in rural Alberta, and here at Community Futures Wild Rose we’ve been helping our region turn their business ideas into reality through FREE business planning, and coaching.
Our small business specialists will connect you with the skills and resources you need to succeed. We provide training, upskilling, and financial support to build your confidence and expertise, while strengthening our communities through diversification of businesses and industries.
Whether you’re in the start-up phase, planning for growth, or you’ve been turned down by a financial institution, our team is here to help you.
Training, Guidance, And Financial Support For Entrepreneurs In Wild Rose
Whether you're 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 skilled 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 help writing your business plan, securing funding, or exploring your online marketing opportunities, our business advisors can help. With years of experience helping small business owners in the Wild Rose region, our team knows what options are available to you and can help guide you towards your business goals.
If you're 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're looking for.
With loans up to $150,000, we're known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, with flexible qualification criteria.
Want to expand your skill set? We offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities, from health and safety training to quick-start business intensives.
Learn how to market your business, understand basic accounting, and explore how to attract and retain talent as a rural business.
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 can't get the funding they need to get started.
When a financial institution’s business lending policies don't 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
Community Futures Wild Rose is part of Community Futures Canada - a network of community economic development organizations across Canada. We are a not-for-profit customer service centre dedicated to assisting local businesses, individuals, and communities within the region.
We offer support to new entrepreneurs and existing businesses as well as communities seeking sustainable economic development initiatives.
No. While we enjoy partnerships with both federal and provincial governments, we are a not-for-profit organization operating within the laws of the province of Alberta.
No. Our counselling and advisory services are government-funded and provided to clients at no charge. Please note you may be required to fill out a registration form to access some of our services.
We recommend you develop a business plan with thoughtful research and cash flow projections to assist you in determining the viability of your start-up or expansion of your business. Visit the Resources page of our website for templates to assist you throughout this process.
No, we provide flexible, affordable financing and loans based upon your situation and needs.
You require a business plan, cash flow projections, and a loan application.