Programs designed to help your small business start and succeed.

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

Maximize your business’s online presence with free digital support to expand your customer reach. Get paired with a member of the Digital Service Squad, who will provide free, personalized digital support for your small business.

Learn new skills, discover digital tools, and take your business to new heights. Receive support for social media, email marketing, SEO, and more. The Digital Economy Program is a partnership between Business Link and Digital Main Street.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

With the Grow Your Business Online Grant eligible small businesses will receive up to $2,400 to build an e-commerce store, boost their online presence, and digitize business operations. The Canada Digital Adoption program is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Business Link, and Digital Main Street.

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.

Business Link Mentor Program

Business Link Mentor Program is a free mentorship program in Alberta designed to match experienced entrepreneurs (mentors) with the next generation of business owners (mentees). The program fosters a nurturing and supportive environment where mentors offer their wisdom, insights, and experiences to guide and inspire you.

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.

Sign up for events and webinars.

Check out our upcoming events and webinars to learn from experts and hear from Alberta’s small business owners.

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