Business Services

Accounting & Finance


Accounting

Regardless of the type of business you run, proper accounting practices are key to creating a profitable organization.  The following resources provide insight into one of the more complicated aspects of running a business.

  • Planning Your Approach to Financing
    • This resource from The Business Link presents information on planning the movement of cash through your business to ensure your business can operate successfully.


Financing

Financing is a crucial aspect of business as it can provide the necessary funds that fuel business activities. There are a variety of financing techniques that businesses and consumers can use to receive capital, the following resources cover a few of the options. 

  • Overview
    • The Business Link provides information on financing options and sources.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
    • BDC is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. BDC’s mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Banking and Financing
    • There are many financing options that businesses in Canada can choose from to raise capital. Business owners should be aware of the legislation and regulations that govern each type of business financing.
  • Business Operating Cost Studies
    • These cost studies provide financial and technical data on after-tax business costs and consumer cost information for selected Alberta communities.
  • Registered Insurance Companies in Alberta
    • The Alberta Superintendent of Insurance maintains a list of all insurance companies operating in Alberta. Consumers can use this list to verify if their insurance company is licensed.
  • Credit Unions of Alberta 
    • If you are starting or growing a business, you may find it easier to get a loan if you have a relationship with a credit union. The majority of credit union business clients operate small-or-medium sized companies. 
  • Debt Financing
    • Debt financing usually comes from loans made to a company from a bank or other external financial source. The loans are expected to be repaid with interest.
  • Equity Financing
    • Equity financing is acquired from investors, such as shareholders of the corporation. Investors that provide equity funding receive a share in the ownership of your business and in your profits in return for their contribution.

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