Indigenous Services

We help Alberta’s Indigenous small businesses start and thrive.

We can help you start a business. We can give you the support you need to grow and start something amazing.

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Our team of experts can provide you with the help and resources you need to get your business off the ground. No matter what stage of starting a business you’re in, we’re here for you!

How we can help you:

Personal one-on-one advice and guidance

Informative guidebooks and videos

Free small business workshops and webinars

Connections to the most relevant service providers and resources

Information on financing and Indigenous funding programs

Free tools and resources.

We have the resources and tools available to help your small business start, grow, and thrive. From creating a business plan to becoming an independent contractor, get the guidance you need.

Educational videos for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Finding Contract Opportunities as an Indigenous Business

When a company, organization, or government needs a specific job to be competed, they’ll often post an RFP (Request for Proposal) online. These are great opportunities for your Indigenous small business! Learn what an RFP is, how to write a winning proposal, and how to find opportunities from Governments and other organizations.

Steps to Starting a Business as an Indigenous Entrepreneur

Starting your Indigenous small business is exciting and rewarding, but the start-up process can be overwhelming. This video will walk you through the steps to starting a business as an Indigenous entrepreneur to help you get your new business venture up and running!

Meet our Indigenous Services team.

Our team of Indigenous small business experts are here to provide you with the best resources available to you to make your startup successful. We’re a small but mighty team that has a passion for small business and we’re proud to be part of your entrepreneurial journey and see your business idea come to life!

Subscribe to our Indigenous Services newsletter.

Stay up to date with new services and programs, events, resources, and more! Subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular email updates from our Indigenous small business experts.

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Indigenous Made.

Supporting Indigenous business in Alberta.

Indigenous Made was designed to support and celebrate Indigenous business in Alberta. Through the campaign, we showcase Indigenous businesses and their products and services with the goal of increasing awareness and connecting them to potential customers. We’re proud to support incredible Indigenous entrepreneurs across Alberta and celebrate the cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada.

Small business events and webinars for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

We host, sponsor, and participate in events and webinars that give aspiring and established Indigenous business owners the opportunity to learn, share ideas, and connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Blogs from our Indigenous Services team.

Access blogs and articles from our Indigenous Services team to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. We cover everything from startup to selling or closing your business.

How we support Indigenous communities in Alberta.

We can provide:

  • Free small business training delivered in your community or to your Indigenous organization (minimum of 5 participants)
  • Presence at your tradeshows, job fairs, and other entrepreneurial-focused events
  • Complimentary mail-outs of our small business guidebooks

Meet our Indigenous Services partners.

Fostering successful entrepreneurs and building a flourishing small business community in Alberta requires hard work and dedication from a variety of incredible organizations across the province. We’re thankful to be able to partner with many wonderful organizations.

Indigenous Services Facebook page.

We offer specialized support to Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs across Alberta. From startup to expansion, our resources are tailored to meet the unique needs of our Indigenous clients. This page is a place for our Indigenous clients and other interested parties to meet and engage with other users and our Indigenous Business Facilitators.

Indigenous Services Facebook group.

This group is a public Facebook group and place for our Indigenous clients and other interested parties to meet and engage with other users and our Indigenous Business Facilitators. The goal of the group is to create a safe, supportive community for Indigenous small business owners, where they can share stories and learn about running a successful business in Alberta.

3 Ways to Come Up with a Winning Business Idea

How else does Business Link help aspiring and established entrepreneurs in Alberta?

We offer a number of other services, programs, and resources that can help small businesses in your community start and thrive.