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When Opportunity Knocks - What will you do?

The success of an entrepreneur comes from proper planning, persistence, and discipline. Are you ready to build your future and be part of a growing community of rural 'big thinkers'?

Timing is everything

Self-employment is leading Alberta job growth. According to this article, nearly 410,000 Albertans are now self-employed. That's an increase of 43,000 from a year and a half ago. The number of people working as employees, meanwhile, grew by just 7,000 over that same period.

Every day entrepreneurs are starting and growing great businesses in rural Alberta. Driven by a desire for more freedom and flexibility, they are carving out a solid financial future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Ideas Wanted

Alberta's economy is adapting to a rapidly changing reality. Starting a small business is all about inspiring others with your great ideas, and Alberta is quickly becoming a hub for clean technology and resources, advanced manufacturing, and digital industries. Urban areas aren't the sole drivers of innovation and investment, rural small businesses are vital players in supplying the skills and knowledge needed to develop game-changing economies.

Are you ready to build your Entrepreneurial skills to succeed in Alberta's emerging industries?

Watch this video to find out more about working with Community Futures.


Rural Albertans know that community matters as much as success.

Purpose-driven entrepreneurs are the backbone of healthy, diversified communities.

Starting a small business in a rural community is a lifestyle choice and can provide you the opportunity to follow your passion and find freedom and flexibility. Up until now, women, Indigenous, and young entrepreneurs have been underrepresented in the Canadian small business community.

At Community Futures, we are working to change this by supporting and inspiring a new wave of entrepreneurs. We are not a bank, and we believe every small business, regardless of size or impact, should have access to our purpose-built financing and training options.

Talk to us!

If you have a great business idea, the time is right to join the thousands of Albertans following their passion and finding opportunity in a rural small business community. 


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