We help Alberta small businesses start and thrive.

Our team of experts are here to provide personalized support as you start and run your business in Alberta. Reach out to us today to get the expertise you need to help your business thrive.

Business link is a government funded non-profit. Our core services are provided in partnership with Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), a federal agency within the Innovation, Science and Economic Development department and provincially by the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation.

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We’ve been a trusted resource for Alberta entrepreneurs for more than 25 years.

In 2020-21, we:

  • Worked with more than 5,000 aspiring and established business owners
  • Answered 9,075 small business questions and inquiries
  • Hosted 116 events and webinars and participated in an additional 235
  • Reached more than 10,000 people through events and webinars
  • Trained 4,756 Albertans

Our team is ready to help.

Our small business experts work with thousands of aspiring and established small business owners each year. We’re proud of the work we do and the clients we work with. Here’s what some of our clients have to say:

Talking to David helped us to focus and get a clearer idea of where to start. He provided honest suggestions, information and resources that matched our current needs. We have concrete steps to take now, and so much helpful information to guide our planning and vision. We are getting up to speed, and feeling like we are moving in the right direction now. Thank you!

Business Link is extremely helpful. Maureen answered all my questions and so much more. She made me feel more confident with my plans and guided me in the right direction. I wish I had contacted Business Link sooner but I am so happy that I found them today! Thank you so much!!

Business Link was extremely helpful to me in the start-up stages of my small-business. Their agent was a pleasure to work-with and a load of helpful/vital-information! I am feeling confident about moving-forward with the ongoing-assistance wind guidance of Business Link. Thank you So Much!

We do everything with our clients in mind.

We work with some incredible clients all across Alberta. Learn more about how we support small business owners and entrepreneurs across Alberta on our client features page.

Want to get involved with Business Link?

Are you passionate about small business? So are we! We’re always looking for individuals and organizations to join our network and be a part of something amazing.

Career Opportunities
Join our team to help entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta transform their idea into a reality.

Volunteer Opportunities
We receive support from volunteers across the province who generously donate their time and expertise to many of our programs. Our volunteers are knowledgeable in the areas of business accounting, marketing and sales, small business law, HR, and much more. Without these volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer a wide range of informative and engaging programs, events, and webinars.

We couldn’t do it without our partners.

Working collaboratively with other organizations is crucial to providing small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with the support they need to thrive.

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For media inquiries.

Check out our digital media kit to learn more about our impact on Alberta small business and stay up to date with what’s happening at Business Link.

Our promise to small business owners.

We hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to service delivery. Learn more about our service standards when it comes to access, timelines, accuracy, and quality, and how you can provide feedback.

We can help you:

Explore strategies to successfully run and grow your business

Learn about your financing options, marketing and sales strategies, HR, and more

Get connected with the most relevant resources and supports in the business community

Review and update your business plan

Access specialized services for Indigenous and immigrant entrepreneurs

And so much more!

Our frequently asked questions.

Read through our frequently asked questions for answers to our most asked questions.

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