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Business start-up information for Alberta's small business community

Start-Up Minute

Do you need professional help for your business? Access this online database of accredited professionals. It includes accountants, legal professionals, business valuators and auditors. Also, take advantage of our seasonal Business Link Guest Advisor Program.

Thinking of Starting a Business?

Are you tired of working for somebody else? Have you identified an exciting new business opportunity? If you think that you are ready to venture out on your own and you've got what it takes to endure the long hours required to invest in your business - then entrepreneurship may be for you!

Starting a Small Business

Congratulations! You've decided to start your own business! So where do you start? Look here to find out what you need to do to comply with government regulations pertaining to business.

Check out our Small Business Webinars
: BizStart Webinar Series 1: MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Ready to make your business a reality? Here’s where you start! Get the essentials in this three-part series. You will learn the basics of developing a business plan, what market research you need for the plan, as well as financing options to fund your start-up. Learn more about this series in our video.

Basic Start-up Information

Looking for expert advice?

How to Guides

Investing in Canada

Buying a Business

Licensing, Registration and Taxation

Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Business Incubators

Other Sources of Information

  • Government Programs and Services Database
    Search various categories of business-oriented programs, services and some regulations of the provincial and federal government departments and other organizations that are partners in the Canada Business Service Centres and The Business Link Business Service Centre.
  • Start-up Links
    These links will transfer you to sites operated by various government departments/agencies and private sector organizations and companies providing information on this topic.
  • The Business Link's Search Engine
    Search our entire site by keyword.
  • The Business Link's Business Officers
    Our business experts are always ready to discuss your business needs in confidence.
  • Library Pathfinders
    Our pathfinders provide a quick reference of The Business Link's library materials available on this topic and many others.