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Small Business Basics

When it comes to running a small business, there are a few basics that all small business owners need to master. In this video series, we take you through those basics to get you started.

Business Planning

Learn how the answers to five key questions can help you form the basics of a simple business plan. Turn your answers into a winning blueprint that you can use to build your business and access funding.

Check out our Small Business Start-up Guide for more tips on how to plan your business.

Business Structures

There are three common types of business registrations in Alberta. Before you choose to register your business, discover the important differences between each type of registration.

Market Research

Stay current and grow your business by understanding the trends in your industry. Learn more about your competition and position yourself better in front of the right types of clients. This video will explain the basics of conducting savvy research that achieves results.

Learn more about our Market Research Expertise.

Financial Management

Maximize the pricing for your products and services. This short video will guide you through two simple calculations that can transform your cashflow. The math is simpler than you think!

Get started on managing your financials with our Small Business Financial Fundamentals Guide.


Find customers who appreciate your products and services. Learn who your target market is and discover some basic marketing strategies that you can implement into your marketing plan.

Check out the Small Business Marketing Guides to get started with your marketing plan.

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