Useful links

General Business

  • Connecticaa comprehensive collection of programs, services, and innovation service providers that make up Alberta's diverse research and innovation system
  • Small Business - Government of Alberta website for small business
  • SME Direct
    Link to gain access to a weath of small business information available through Industry Canada.
  • Small Business Planning Centre
  • In-depth site of how to start a business.
  • ENTERWeb
    Quality source of information on small business, finance, community development, international trade, entrepreneurship, enterprise development, and the economy.
  • EntreWorld
    Resources for Entrepreneurs
  • GD Sourcing
    Market research.
  • Workink
  • E-Business Connection
    Offers a number of great resources to small business owners who want to learn more about adopting e-business/internet technologies into their business

Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Loan Program for Students
    Business Development Bank of Canada's entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Canadian Youth Business Foundation
    Assisting young entrepreneurs to get their ideas off the ground, Youth Business offers programs and services that allow them to achieve economic independence, develop self-confidence, and fulfill their goals of self-employment.
  • The Young Entrepreneur's Network
    An online community that supports the needs of young entrepreneurs from around the world as they attempt to build and thrive in their own businesses.
  • Young Entrepreneur's Organization
    Helps entrepreneurs build upon their successes through an array of educational and networking opportunities.
  • Youth Café
    Government of Canada website for youth seeking employment opportunities.

Aboriginal Sites

Small Business Directories

Business Service Centres across Western Canada

Starting a business in a city (Calgary/Edmonton)

The Business Link operates walk-in centres in Edmonton and Calgary. They offer information and advice about everything from start-up, regulations, financing and loan programs to marketing, product sourcing, e-business and government programs and services. They can also be reached via a toll-free business information line: 1-800-272-9675.

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