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You’ve got a business idea and the motivation to take the next step.

Find the most relevant funding, get free startup advice, training and market research, and access the knowledge and tools you need to plan and grow your business.

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We’ll give you the tools to make your business idea a reality, and connect you with the most relevant small business resources to help bring your idea to life!

How to Start a Business in Alberta

Business Link is a nonprofit organization that helps entrepreneurs navigate the steps toward starting their own businesses. We can help with one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities, and specialized support for Indigenous entrepreneurs. Started in 1996, we’ve helped thousands of people learn how to start a business and navigate the startup steps to become successful.

From advice on business regulations, permits or licensing compliance to exploring business financing options, and guidance on developing your business plan we’re the hub for the resources you’ll need. Each year more than 12,000 entrepreneurs from across the province connect with us. Whether you live in a city, small town or in rural Alberta we’ll guide you to the resources you need for your own business venture. Chat with an advisor online, on the phone or attend any of our more than 450 events province-wide each year.

Free expert help. Alberta-wide.
1-800-272-9675

Start Up Checklist

Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start? Use this checklist to guide you on your path to fulfilling your dream. Our startup checklist provides you with a simple overview of how to get going!

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Indigenous Services

From startup to expansion, our resources are tailored to meet the unique needs of our Indigenous clients. We offer services and support for Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities across Alberta.

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