Provincial Assistance

The Business Link
A resource website offering a wealth of information and tools for entrepreneurs and small businesses owners. Also providing Small Business Learning Sessions throughout the province in various locations through community organizations.

Community Futures Centre West
#6 - 205 1 Street E.
Cochrane, AB T4C 1X6
Phone: 403-932-5220
Toll Free: 877-603-2329
Fax: 403-932-6824

This branch of Community Futures offers a highly successful, innovative self employment program to unemployed Albertans who have identified and researched a viable business idea that matches their skill and financial situation. The program is available to qualified applicants in designated rural communities within the Calgary Region.

If you have a solid business concept, you may be eligible to participate in this 26 week small business training program (1 night per week). Successful applicants will receive training and guidance in business planning, marketing, introductory bookkeeping and financial management, as well as other aspects of running a successful business. Contact Patricia Alderson for a personal interview and see if you have what it takes to be your own boss.

Canada Business
Suite 250, 639 - 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0M9
Toll Free: 800-272-9675
Fax: 403-221-7817

Business experts are ready to discuss your business needs in confidence. They will provide you with information and advice on everything from start-up, incorporation, financing and loan programs, to product sourcing, government and private sector programs and services.

Export Development Canada

Home Oil Tower
Suite 606, 324-8 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 2Z2
Phone: 403-537-9800
Fax: 403-537-9811

With 14 international offices, Export Development Canada assists Canadian businesses export globally and facilitates international trade.

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Contact information
WEDC works to strengthen western innovation, business development and entrepreneurship, and community economic development. Also provides support for international commerce.

Government of Alberta Employment & Immigration
Calgary Regional office locations
This site provides access to programs and services available to assist businesses in overcoming obstacles and providing a safe and fair workplace. Employer workshops, wage and salary information, and workplace safety information are just some of the many services offered to business owners.

Travel Alberta
Marketing Information
500, 999 – 8th Street S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 1J5
Phone: 403.297.2700
Fax: 403.297.5068

This site is available to support local tourism businesses with marketing initiatives and resources. Travel Alberta offers marketing workshops and initiates tourism campaigns that are designed to help businesses be successful.

Government of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
6th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T2R 1J5
Phone: 780-422-1362
Fax: 403-297-6168

This organization provides assistance and services in starting and running a tourism business.