Business Link 1:1 Business Advice

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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

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Business Link: Immigrant Services

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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.

  • One-on-one coaching supports. One-on-one coaching and supports are delivered by Business Link staff to immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta in person whenever possible as well as over the telephone and by email.
  • Informative Resources, guidebooks and checklists.
  • Training and workshops. Our training and workshops target newcomers and immigrants across Alberta to help them understand Canadian business practices and improve their business skills. These are delivered through a variety of mediums (live, webinar, online) to reach as many entrepreneurs as possible.
  • Network referral building. We are building a referral network across Alberta to focus on pairing immigrant entrepreneurs with the most suitable support wherever they are in Alberta.
  • Capacity building. Delivery of capacity building training to business and service providers across rural Alberta will allow them to reach and serve immigrant entrepreneurs within their region more successfully.
  • Information on financing.

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Business Link: Indigenous Services

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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.

Services and Resources Available for Indigenous Entrepreneurs:

  • Personal one-on-one advice and guidance
  • Informative guidebooks
  • Funding programs for Indigenous entrepreneurs
  • Connections to a network of service providers and resources that support Indigenous entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Free Indigenous entrepreneur workshops

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Business Link: Market Research Expertise

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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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Business Link: Small Business Events

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We host, sponsor, and participate in events and webinars that give small business owners the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Looking for opportunities to learn and connect with other entrepreneurs? Check out these upcoming events and webinars to learn from local experts, hear from Alberta’s small business owners and find out how the small business community can support you in your journey.

With continued concerns around the spread of COVID-19, we have postponed any in-person events until further notice. During this time, we are dedicated to continuing to support entrepreneurs in Alberta and will proceed with scheduling blogs, conducting webinars and online programming and providing one-on-one advice and support via email, phone, or Live Chat.

Please visit our website for more information.

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