Business Services

Starting a Business

These resources offer a comprehensive overview of existing programs and essential information if you are considering starting a new business.  

  • General Resources for Starting a Business
    • The Business Link is a not-for-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. Their resources are a great first stop for business information and services in Alberta. 
  • Starting a Business in Canada
    • This in-depth, how-to guide from Canada One has the answers you need to get your business up and running successfully.
  • Starting a Business
    • The Government of Alberta has complied a series of links containing resources and forms that will help you to start and grow your business.
  • Business Planning
    • The Canada Business Network has resources for writing a business plan, accessing market research information, and statistics.
  • Registering a Business in Canada
    • Registering for a business number simplifies and streamlines the way your business deals with the federal government. The Canadian Revenue Agency has resources and forms related to business number registration.
  • Alberta Small Business Resources 
    • This new streamlined website from the Government of Alberta provides small businesses a one-stop shop for government services information.
  • Small Business Resource - Futureprenuer
    • Futurpreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Its mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.


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Want More Information?
 Sandra McIntosh at 780.986.9538 with questions about Business Services programming, regional data, and ongoing studies.