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 main PDFs below. Start with your Business Plan and Loan Application and the Application Checklist. Optionally, you can download and complete the Lean Business Plan Template, we've provided an example for you.


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.


Small Business Checklists and Guides

These checklists will guide you through the essential things that you should take into consideration when starting or purchasing a new business.​

Download the Buying A Business Checklist
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BUSINESS LOANS:  Frequently Asked Questions

LOAN PRODUCTS – We Have Something For Every Business



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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