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Guidance. Support. Community.

Growing communities
one idea at a time

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.


Building The Lac La Biche Region, One Idea At A Time

We’re more than just a business lender. For over 36 years, Community Futures has been helping businesses grow in rural Alberta, and here at Community Futures Lac La Biche, we’ve been helping our region turn their business ideas into reality through free business planning and coaching.

Since September 1986, our Lac La Biche office has advanced nearly      $60 million dollars through nearly 1,000 loans to more than 500 businesses to support the Lac La Biche region.

Our small business specialists will connect you with the skills and resources you need to succeed. We provide training, up-skilling, 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, planning your exit strategy & retirement, 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 The Lac La Biche Region

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.

Business Guidance and Support

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 Lac La Biche region, our team knows what options are available to you and can help guide you towards your business goals.  

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Business Loans

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.

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Business Training Programs

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.

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List Your Business For Free With Mainstreet Lac La Biche

Mainstreet Lac La Biche is a regional guide to everything Lac La Biche. Register today to list your business in the directory for free!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Community Futures?

We help rural businesses to start and grow. Our services include business coaching and advisory services, plus financing if necessary. We also work within our communities on community economic development projects and strategic planning.

Some of our Community Economic Development Projects:


Let’s Build Your Business In The Lac La Biche Region, Together.


Million Loaned


Loans Approved


Businesses Supported

                                                                                                                    *These figures are from 1986/04/01 to 2021/12/31 in the Lac La Biche Region.

Contact Us

10106-102 Avenue
Box 2188
Lac La Biche, AB  T0A 2C0
P: 780-623-2662


Communities Served

Atmore, Avenir, Barnegat, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Behan, Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, Briereville, Caslan, Craigend, Fork Lake, St. Lina, Grassland, Heart Lake First Nation, Helina, Hylo, Imperial Mills, Kikino Metis Settlement, Lac La Biche, Margie, Normandeau, Noral, Owl River, Pelican Portage, Philomena, Pitlochrie, Plamondon, Rich Lake, Tweedie, Venice, Wandering River.