Business Resources

Do you have a great business idea but aren’t sure where to start? We know where you can find out if you are ready to own your own business and how to get you vision from dream to reality.

Small businesses in Alberta are the heart and soul of Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit.  From the independent construction contractor, to the family-run restaurant, to the software developer, to the growing manufacturer with dozens of employees – our province’s small businesses can be found in virtually every sector.  They employ countless Albertans and are the economic engines in our communities. 

Businesses, big and small, are an important part of Central Alberta economy and the idea of starting your own business here is appealing. However, in order to succeed, you must plan carefully. The first thing you need to do is plan your business. Planning is the most important part of starting a new business. You need to understand your products and services, market, operations, and financials before you dedicate long hours and precious resources to your idea. A great place to start is Business Link.

Begin your entrepreneurial adventure with these valuable resources:

Community Futures – East Parkland

Community Futures – Central Alberta

Rural Alberta Business Centre – Rocky Mountain House

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Employer Guide – Attracting & Retaining Newcomers (coming soon)