Growing a Business

Expanding a business can be a challenge, especially when funds are limited. Community Futures Lethbridge Region is here to help you scale your business with the financing and resources you need. Our experienced team of Business Advisors understands the unique challenges of expanding a business, and we can walk you through the process of business planning for all scenarios.

To grow, most businesses need money to pay for things like hiring staff, marketing, larger or additional locations, tools & software, and training & certifications. Our Business Advisors can help you secure the financing you need to fund these essential aspects of business development.

At Community Futures Lethbridge, our goal is to help make your business more bankable. If you’ve been turned down by a bank, we can work with you to create a sound business plan that meets your needs. Our team of rural Alberta Business Advisors is skilled in helping businesses succeed in our unique business climate.

We offer a range of services to help you grow your business, including setting up your expansion strategy, reviewing your cash flow, creating a marketing plan, one-on-one coaching and business mentoring, and securing financing. Our flexible terms can be tailored to meet your business needs, and our focus is on helping businesses succeed, not increasing shareholder profit.

If you’re wondering how much money you’ll need to grow your business, our Business Advisors can help you explore future costs, estimate your cash flow, and show you tools to plan expenses. Best of all, our business planning and coaching services are free, and we offer specialized small business training and programs often at no or very low cost.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure the financing you need to grow your business.

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.

Consulting / Partnering

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

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.


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).


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