Learn how we supported small business in Alberta in 2019-20.

In 2019-20, we were proud to be able to serve small business owners and entrepreneurs in many different ways, across many different communities. We continued to engage with clients and partners, delivered new programs, and offered specialized services to entrepreneurs and small business owners as they start, run, and grow their businesses.

Business Link
Barbara McKenzie

“Over the course of 2019-20 a lot of changes have happened, but never did we think that the last two weeks of our fiscal 2019-20 year would present us with the biggest challenge and change we have ever seen as an organization or as a world.

What I can say is that I am incredibly proud of our entire team, in a year of change they responded to the COVID 19 challenge with tremendous grace under pressure and displayed incredible professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm.”

– Barbara McKenzie, CEO | Read Barbara’s Statement

Chad Saunders

“At Business Link, we have been here to support you for nearly 25 years, and we will continue to help Alberta businesses grow, prosper and build into the future. We were able to remain operational during COVID 19, with our team working from home, and we continue to be here to help you in any way we can.

Here’s to new challenges, new opportunities and the next year.”

– Chad Saunders, Board Chair | Read the Board Chair’s Statement

Outreach, Events & Programs

We engaged in community activities throughout the province with many of our partners & other organizations in 2019-20. With all outreach and programming, we reached 11,143 business owners across the province in 60 different municipalities and participated in 125 partnered events.

Annual Report
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Total Events
Expert Sessions
Partnered Organizations

Our Clients

Learn more about how we supported entrepreneurs across Alberta & check out some of the clients featured on the Business Link blog this year.

Client Metrics
The Shoe Shine Shack
Golnart Studio
Little Lungs

Indigenous Services

We offer specialized support to Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs across Alberta, from 1:1 support, to community presentations and self-employment programs. Business Link’s Indigenous Procurement Program began in June 2019 with the hiring of an Indigenous Procurement Coordinator.

Mackenzie Brown
Indigenous Services
Annual Report

Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

While all entrepreneurs face challenges, we acknowledge that immigrants face additional barriers to starting and running a business. That’s why we offer specialized support to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta. Our Immigrant Entrepreneur Program participated in many partnership activities and other events throughout the year.

Immigrant Entrepreneur Program
Raydius Digital
Blooming Ladies

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