Programs designed to help your small business start and thrive.

At Business Link, our team knows how quickly things can change in the small business world. Our programs are constantly evolving to help you tackle the challenges you face as a small business owner today.

Digital Economy Program

The Digital Economy Program (DEP), a partnership between Business Link and Digital Main Street, is designed to help small businesses reach more customers online. Participating small businesses in Alberta will undergo digital transformation and adopt eCommerce practices to help their business not only survive, but thrive. The program consists of Digital Service Squads guiding businesses through digital transformation including social media marketing, SEO, strategizing, and more!

Please note that there are no grants available as part of the Digital Economy Program.

Your customers are waiting for you online.
By participating in this program, we can help you increase your digital presence, grow your sales, and reach new customers online. Get started with a Digital Service Squad today.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada, has partnered with Business Link and Digital Main Street to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country. Eligible businesses can apply to receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.

Peerpreneur Sessions

Peerpreneur Sessions give entrepreneurs the chance to participate in free, live, peer-to-peer virtual group discussions facilitated by a Business Link Strategist. Over a 4-week period, each group will connect on a weekly basis to discuss their business challenges, exchange best practices, and learn how to best support each other. Now it’s more important than ever for small business owners to have a support system in place to help move their businesses forward.

Emergency Preparedness Program

The COVID-19 pandemic, major floods, and wildfires have made businesses aware they need to plan and be prepared for unexpected times and emergencies. This program gives Alberta entrepreneurs the tools and knowledge they need to mitigate the effects of any future business interruptions.

Resilient Recovery Program

Small business resources and tools

Whether you’re just getting started or have an established business, we’ve got free resources and tools that can help you build a thriving business. Access our free interactive Business Plan Builder, webinar recordings, small business basics videos, and downloadable guides featuring topics like start-up steps, marketing, and financial management.

Upcoming events and webinars!

We always have new events and webinars going on to help you learn, network, and share ideas.

Looking for personalized support?

Our team of in-house small business experts are here to help you navigate your unique entrepreneurial journey with free one-on-one advice. We can help you:

  • Understand and navigate the startup process including regulations and licensing
  • Explore strategies to successfully run and grow your existing business
  • Learn about your financing options, marketing and sales strategies, HR, and more
  • Get connected with the most relevant resources and support in the business community
  • Review and update your business plan