Business Loans

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake provides a variety of customized, affordable, loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs, ranging from $500 to $150,000.

 

We are known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no.” Community Futures offices apply flexible loan criteria and options to help you start a new business, buy a business, open a franchise, expand into new markets, invest in technology, give your business a face-lift and help young entrepreneurs get their first loan.

 

Our goal is to help you succeed so that our community becomes a better place to live and work. Connect with a business advisor today by calling 780-849-3232.

We take the time to really understand your business dreams and goals, and then help you work out a plan to turn them into reality. These success stories showcase businesses in our region and what they are achieving with our support!

How to Get Started

To get started today, please download the three PDFs below. Start with your Business Plan and Loan Application and the Application Checklist. We are happy to help with these forms and the planning process. Call today and we will connect you with your own business advisor at 780-849-3232.

 

BUSINESS LOANS:  Frequently Asked Questions

Want to start a new business? Our NewBiz business loan can help:


A great place to start is by getting in touch with one of our experienced Business Analysts. We love hearing about your business dreams and helping turn them into reality. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our NewBiz Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to start a business in rural Alberta
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from Analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Found a business to buy? Our BizBuyOut business loan can help:


Whether you are a first-time business owner or experienced entrepreneur, buying an existing business can be a smart investment. Our experienced rural Business Analysts can quickly help you access the information and financing you need. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our BizBuyout Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to buy an existing rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Ready to expand into new markets? Our GlobalReach Business Loan can help:


If you need to grow your customer base and/or expand into new markets, we’re here for you. Our experienced rural Business Analyst can quickly help you access financing to broaden your reach. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our GlobalReach Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to expand your existing rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from advisors who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located below on this page.




Need cash to seize an opportunity? Our Opportunity Business Loan can help:


We offer working capital solutions that keep your business moving forward. The Opportunity business loan is designed to protect your cash flow and help you innovate and grow. Our experienced rural business analysts can also assist with financial management and business expansion coaching. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our Opportunity Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to normal maximum of $25,000 (but our range is $150,000) to enhance an existing rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Young and business minded? Our NextGen Business Loan can help:


Today’s young people brings fresh thinking and out-of-the-box solutions to the world of business. If you’re 18- 39, the NextGen business loan can help turn your ideas, energy and drive into reality. Our experienced rural Business Analysts are ready to help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our NextGen Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to normal maximum of $25,000 (but our range is $150,000) to start a rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Have a disability and a business idea? Our BizAble Business Loan can help:


The Alberta Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) offers people with disabilities an opportunity to be a business owner on their own terms. With business support from our experienced rural business analysts, and flexible BizAble business loans, we can help you start, expand and develop a viable business that is a perfect fit for your abilities and talents.Our experienced rural Business Analysts are ready to help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our BizAble Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to start a rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Ask us about our enhanced support service program for persons with disabilities
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.





LOAN PRODUCTS – We Have Something For Every Business

Want to start a new business? Our NewBiz business loan can help:


A great place to start is by getting in touch with one of our experienced Business Analysts. We love hearing about your business dreams and helping turn them into reality. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our NewBiz Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to start a business in rural Alberta
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from Analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Found a business to buy? Our BizBuyOut business loan can help:


Whether you are a first-time business owner or experienced entrepreneur, buying an existing business can be a smart investment. Our experienced rural Business Analysts can quickly help you access the information and financing you need. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our BizBuyout Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to buy an existing rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Ready to expand into new markets? Our GlobalReach Business Loan can help:


If you need to grow your customer base and/or expand into new markets, we’re here for you. Our experienced rural Business Analyst can quickly help you access financing to broaden your reach. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our GlobalReach Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to expand your existing rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from advisors who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located below on this page.




Need cash to seize an opportunity? Our Opportunity Business Loan can help:


We offer working capital solutions that keep your business moving forward. The Opportunity business loan is designed to protect your cash flow and help you innovate and grow. Our experienced rural business analysts can also assist with financial management and business expansion coaching. We will help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our Opportunity Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to normal maximum of $25,000 (but our range is $150,000) to enhance an existing rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Young and business minded? Our NextGen Business Loan can help:


Today’s young people brings fresh thinking and out-of-the-box solutions to the world of business. If you’re 18- 39, the NextGen business loan can help turn your ideas, energy and drive into reality. Our experienced rural Business Analysts are ready to help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our NextGen Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to normal maximum of $25,000 (but our range is $150,000) to start a rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Get access to a wide range of business supports from analysts who know rural business like no one else, including free business advice and counselling usually up to 4 hours. Afterwards, hourly low-cost fees may apply for additional business coaching, business plan help, training programs and technical assistance.
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.




Have a disability and a business idea? Our BizAble Business Loan can help:


The Alberta Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) offers people with disabilities an opportunity to be a business owner on their own terms. With business support from our experienced rural business analysts, and flexible BizAble business loans, we can help you start, expand and develop a viable business that is a perfect fit for your abilities and talents.Our experienced rural Business Analysts are ready to help you to take advantage of free business advice and counselling and to begin the loan application process. We also provide fee-based services such as business coaching, financial planning and training. Our BizAble Business Loan is designed with you in mind:

  • Borrow up to $150,000 to start a rural Alberta business
  • Borrow only what you need, when you need it. Many Community Futures clients start with one kind of loan product and over the years take advantage of our other great loans and programs.
  • Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible. We take a broader view of your assets, income and skills than traditional lenders such as banks.
  • Ask us about our enhanced support service program for persons with disabilities
Need more information before you get in touch with us? Check out the frequently asked questions located above on this page.





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Bringing Us to the Next Level

“Community Futures did more than just lend financial assistance bringing our business to the “next level.” They helped us create a detailed business plan that outlined each step of the process. We went from a small home-based “maybe this could work” idea to a professional business that now employs three people full time. We would absolutely reach out to Community Futures on any further expansion of our business.”

Stephen & Shari