Helpful Business Links

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Starting Your Own Business?

The idea of starting your own business is appealing to a lot of people and it can be very rewarding. However, a lot of new businesses fail. The following links can provide you with information to help plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey.


  • Door to Door Sales - Government of Alberta Consumer tips on dealing with door-to-door sales. 
  • Community Futures Entre-Corp specializes in business development including business plan review, advise and small business loans. Phone number is 403-528-2824.
  • Community Futures Entre-Corp also delivers the Self Employment Program under contract to the Provincial Government. This program will assist those interested in starting a new business.
  • 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.
  • Canada Business Network provides information to help you plan for a successful start to your business.
  • The Business Link is Alberta's Business Information Service.
  • Starting a business in Alberta: Info-Guide will help you navigate through the government programs and services available to individuals starting a business in Alberta.
  • Invest Medicine Hat - Invest Medicine Hat is the City of Medicine Hat’s economic development initiative. They connect entrepreneurs to business opportunities in Medicine Hat. Invest Medicine Hat is investment-ready, making it easy for you to bring your business to Medicine Hat and succeed.