Guidance. Support. Community.

Supporting Small Businesses
Throughout East Central Alberta

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.

Image

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’s where we come in.

Community Futures East Central Alberta 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're here to support 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’re in the start-up phase, planning for growth, planning your exit strategy & retirement, or you’ve been turned down by a financial institution, our team is here to help you.

Services To Help Rural Small Businesses Owners in East Central Alberta

Whether you're just launching a new business, trying to expand your current operations, or looking for some guidance on how to sell your company, we’re here to help you with honest guidance, flexible business loans, and business training programs.

Our skilled team offers a wide variety of business support services, designed with rural business owners in mind.

Small Business Loans

With loans available up to $150,000, our small business loans are known for being more flexible than those from traditional lenders.

Find Out More

Business Training Programs

Get the know-how and support you need to take your business to the next level. From our 100 Essential Small Business Skills to Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Program, we’ve got what you need to succeed.

Find Out More

Business Guidance

Whether you’re looking for help with a business plan, a marketing strategy, or a feasibility study into exporting possibilities, our expert rural business advisors can help.

Find Out More

PARTNERS

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. 

Image

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the business need to be located in my community?

We cover the following areas: Alliance, Alsul, Amisk, Armena, Barlee, Bawlf, Brownfield, Bruce, Cadogan, Camrose, Chauvin, Czar, Daysland, Dewood, Dunn, Edgerton, Ervick, Fabyan, Ferintosh, Forestburg, Greenshields, Hardisty, Hay Lakes, Heath, Heisler,Holden, Hughenden, Irma, Jarrow, Killam, Kingman, Kinsella, Lindbrook, Lougheed, Metiskow, Ohaton, Poe, Ribstone, Rosyth, Ryley, Sedgewick, Tofield, Viking, and Wainwright.

Community Futures loans and services are available for businesses in rural areas only. Your business must be located outside of the metropolitan areas of Edmonton (including St Albert and other communities within the Edmonton Capital Region) and Calgary.

Let’s Build Your Business In East Central Alberta, Together.

Contact Us

Box 5000
5104 53rd Avenue
Viking, AB  T0B 4N0
P: (780) 336-3497
E: brad@cfelkisland.ca
  

Communities Served

Alliance, Alsul, Amisk, Armena, Barlee, Bawlf, Brownfield, Bruce, Cadogan, Camrose, Chauvin, Czar, Daysland, Dewood, Dunn, Edgerton, Ervick, Fabyan, Ferintosh, Forestburg, Greenshields, Hardisty, Hay Lakes, Heath, Heisler,Holden, Hughenden, Irma, Jarrow, Killam, Kingman, Kinsella, Lindbrook, Lougheed, Metiskow, Ohaton, Poe, Ribstone, Rosyth, Ryley, Sedgewick, Tofield, Viking, and Wainwright