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Whether you have specific “how-to” questions or are just feeling a little lost, we have answers. We’ll give you the tools to make your business idea a reality, and connect you with the most relevant resources and supports to help bring your idea to life.

We provide customized business advice and support for small business owners and entrepreneurs starting, running, and growing their businesses in Alberta. Learn more about our services and offerings below.

1:1 Business Advice

Our team of in-house small business experts knows how exciting and overwhelming entrepreneurship can be. Don’t fret—we’ve got your back. We’ll help you navigate the process with free 1:1 advice from our trusted business strategists

Just because you’re in business for yourself, doesn’t mean you have to be in business by yourself.

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 supports in the business community
  • Review your business plan
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Business Plan Reviews

Our expert Small Business Strategist will 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 current business.

Try out our new interactive Business Plan Builder and submit your business plan for review right from the builder!

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Market Research Expertise

Entrepreneurs create ideas for new products and services all the time. Let’s ensure yours is going places by exploring whether a market exists for your idea.

Does your idea fill a gap in the marketplace? One way to find out if a market exists is to look at market data such as industry trends, demographics, and competitors. You can then use this data to help you with the next steps for your business launch or expansion. Whether you need research to determine if your new business idea is feasible or for developing your business plan, we’ve got you covered.

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Indigenous Services

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.

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Immigrant Services

While all entrepreneurs face challenges, Business Link acknowledges that immigrants face additional barriers to starting and running a business. That’s why we offer specialized support to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta.

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Export Readiness Program

We want to support you as you take your products and services beyond our borders.

Alberta businesses have plenty to offer other provinces and the rest of the world. Knowing this, we designed the Export Readiness Program to help you reach new domestic and international markets. Through the program you will work with a Business Link Strategist trained to provide advice and guidance as you start your export journey.

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Peerpreneur Sessions

Business Link is pleased to launch a brand new initiative designed to help strengthen connections between small business owners across Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Peerpreneur Sessions give entrepreneurs the chance to participate in 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 is more important than ever for small business owners to have a support system in place to help move their businesses forward.

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Interactive Business Plan Builder

Writing a compelling business plan just got easier.

We know that starting a business plan can feel like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve launched a brand-new tool to help make the process easier than ever. The Interactive Business Plan Builder will provide you with guidance and support when it comes to putting together your business plan. This free interactive tool is for anyone—from aspiring entrepreneurs with a new business idea, to existing business owners looking to pivot their current business model or secure new funding.

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On-demand webinars

At Business Link, we host webinars that give small business owners the opportunity to learn, network, and share ideas. Our webinars feature small business experts and entrepreneurs with insights and advice to help you make better business decisions. Register for upcoming live webinars or login in/create an account to watch the recent webinar recording listed below.

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Resilient Recovery Program

Immigrant Entrepreneur Guidebooks

Our immigrant guidebooks will help immigrant business owners with business planning, connections, marketing, and understanding financing.

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Indigenous Entrepreneur Guidebooks

Our Indigenous guidebooks will help Indigenous business owners with creating a business plan and becoming and independent contractor.

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