Useful links

General 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
  • Canada Business Network
    Government Services for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • BizPaL
    BizPaL is an innovative project that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to the information on permits and licences that they need to establish and run their businesses. This unique partnership among federal, provincial, territorial, regional and municiple levels.
  • North American Industry Classification System 2007
    This is the system used by the federal government to classify businesses for the purpose of gathering statistical data. The NAICS system replaces and updates the older SIC Code (Standard Industry Classification) system.

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.

Regional Links

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Grande Prairie, 
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