Small business services and entrepreneur support.

Our team of in-house small business experts can help you navigate the process of starting and running a business with free one-on-one advice. By appointment only, you can meet with one of our Business Strategists to share your business idea, and receive guidance and advice to grow your business.

Free one-on-one business advice.

We can help you:

  • Understand and navigate the startup process including regulations and licensing
  • Explore strategies to be successful in starting or running your business
  • Learn about your financing options, marketing and sales strategies, HR, and more
  • Find the most relevant resources and supports in the business community

Secondary Market Research Services

Market research is a key part of developing a successful small business plan, which includes collecting and analyzing data on your target market, competitors, and industry. These insights enable you to make informed business decisions, create a marketing strategy, and improve your business offer.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Immigrant entrepreneurs face unique opportunities and challenges to starting and running a business. Business Link provides support and resources for aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta.

Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Indigenous entrepreneurs face unique opportunities and challenges to starting and running a business. Business Link provides support and resources for aspiring and established Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Small Business Webinars

Workshops and Presentations

Looking for small business help for your community? Our team of small business experts facilitate workshops and presentations for organizations and communities across Alberta.

Business plan reviews.

Our small business strategists can review your business plan and provide you with feedback and coaching to get it to where it needs to be – whether you’re looking for financing, or just need to work out the details of your business idea.

Don’t have a business plan yet? Get started with our free interactive Business Plan Builder. The tool will walk you through the business planning process with details on what to include in each section, helpful tips, and examples. When you’re done, export your plan and submit it for review!

Not sure where to begin?

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to your small business. We’ll help you with your next step, whatever it is.