Buying a Business

Purchasing an established business can be a smart and rewarding investment. It offers you the opportunity to step into a thriving operation with existing customers, proven systems, and a track record of success. However, buying a business is a distinct process that requires careful consideration and expertise.

At Community Futures Lethbridge, we understand the intricacies of buying a small business, and we are here to guide you through every step of the journey. Our experienced team of Business Advisors specializes in assisting aspiring entrepreneurs like you, who are seeking to purchase a business. We provide comprehensive business planning services that encompass all possible scenarios, ensuring that you have the resources and financing necessary for a successful venture.

When buying a small business, you’ll likely need capital to cover various aspects, including:

  • Acquiring Fixed Assets
  • Intellectual Property or Copyrights
  • Marketing & Communications:
  • Training & Certifications
  • Client Lists

Community Futures Lethbridge is committed to your success. Our team has extensive experience in business planning, financing, and entrepreneurship, and we will provide you with personalized support tailored to your specific needs.

Ready to take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Download our Buying a Business Checklist!

Consulting / Partnering

Get the guidance you need for long-term success by scheduling a free session with our experienced advisors.


Our flexible in-house micro loans range up to $25,000, filling a niche in the marketplace that other alternative lenders don't. If you're looking for financial support to grow your business, we can help.

Small and Medium Enterprise Loans

Get the financial support you need for your business with access to capital up to $150,000. Loan qualification and repayment terms are affordable and flexible.

Business Improvement Loans

Get interest-free Business Improvement Loans up to $25k from Community Futures and supported by your Municipality. Check eligible municipalities for max loan amount. (Municipal conditions apply).

Capital Growth Initiative Loans

A flexible low-interest loan program designed specifically to support women entrepreneurs in our area with financing options starting at $10K up to $75K.

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Get comprehensive support and specialized training to help you overcome obstacles and achieve success in starting and growing your business.

Training & Programs

Discover our range of business courses, workshops, and resources designed to help your small business thrive.

Digital Service Squad

Elevate your business by staying ahead of the curve in the dynamic world of digital marketing. Access professional guidance and support to ensure you are up to date with the latest trends.


Make an appointment at our office to take advantage of free business guidance or begin the loan application process.