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Mentorship program building ‘strong foundation’ for new entrepreneurs

CTV News | May 2, 2024

A mentorship pilot program by Business Link is assisting new entrepreneurs. The goal is to help people starting up small businesses by allowing them to learn from others who have a few years of experience under their belts already.

Edmonton event supporting newcomer entrepreneurs

Global News | March 2, 2024

Alberta saw nearly 40,000 people from around the world come to the province last year. Since arriving, many of them are looking to start their own businesses and a local event at the Edmonton Expo Centre is providing them with the resources they need to get going.

Q&A: Helping newcomers to Edmonton who dream of starting their own businesses

CBC News | March 2, 2024

Starting a business can be a daunting task for newcomers to Edmonton. Trying to navigate an unfamiliar system comes with its own set of unique challenges. But a new event called Edmonton Newcomer Entrepreneur Forum aims to inform newcomers on how to overcome those challenges and realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

Supporting New Canadians to Grow Successful Businesses

CBC | March 1, 2024

Local non-profit Business Link is helping immigrant entrepreneurs grow their businesses with their free small business services and their upcoming Newcomer Entrepreneur Forum on March 2, 2024.

Business Link’s SOLD-OUT Newcomer Entrepreneur Forum

630 CHED | February 26, 2024

Business Link’s pioneering symposium aimed at empower newcomer entrepreneurs in Alberta.

Business Link Launches Innovative Mentorship Program

The Grizzly Gazette | February 9, 2024

Business Link’s mentorship program is a new pilot project that aims to connect business owners, or mentees, with experienced entrepreneurs acting in a mentor capacity to offer their knowledge, wisdom, and insights.

Business Link Launches Innovative Mentorship Program

Penticton Herald | February 8, 2024

In a dynamic and ever-changing business landscape, entrepreneurs and business owners face a multitude of challenges. Having access to the right information and support can make all the difference to a small business. Alberta entrepreneurs can access these types of support through Business Link, a government funded non-profit, who plays a crucial role in empowering Alberta businesses to thrive and succeed.

Business Link has officially launched it’s pilot Mentor Program

630 CHED | February 5, 2024

Business Link, a provincial support organization for entrepreneurs, has officially launched its pilot Mentor Program – like “speed dating for entrepreneurs.”

Business Link launches pilot Mentor Program

Calgary Herald | January 29, 2024

Business Link has launched its pilot Mentor Program, designed to support grassroots small businesses in Alberta. The provincial support organization for entrepreneurs the program is designed to help aspiring owners including retailers, mom-and-pops, consultants and sole proprietors in Alberta.

Business Link launches pilot Mentor Program for small business owners in Alberta

Canada’s Podcast | January 23, 2024

This free mentorship initiative is designed to support grassroots small businesses, including retailers, mom-and-pop shops, consultants, and sole proprietors in Alberta.

Press Releases

Business Link launches pilot Mentor Program for aspiring and established small business owners in Alberta

Business Link | January 15, 2024

“Starting a business can be overwhelming. Our Mentor Program ensures that budding entrepreneurs don’t have to navigate this path alone,” says executive director, Paul Cataford. “Our goal is to create a supportive environment where new business owners can develop and grow with the guidance of those who have experience and valuable advice.”