Resources for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning Resources
BizPal: A government information service for existing and prospective businesses that helps owners navigate the business permitting and licencing experience.
Business Plan Outline - 23 Point Checklist for Success (Forbes): A summary of the main components of a successful business plan.
Calgary Economic Development: Demographic, Economic and Investment Information for the major city in our region
Calgary Real Estate Board: Real estate statistics
Invest Alberta: Economic Development information for our Province
Statistics Canada: Statistical information & data about the Canadian markets & demographics.
Travel Alberta: Tourism information
Traditional banks and credit unions can provide you with an assortment of business loans and may be a good place to start.
AlbertaIn – a community driven and owned online directory that helps inventors, entrepreneurs and startup companies find the most suitable service provider to meet their needs. www.albertain.com
Alberta Government: Alberta Small Business Resources – includes a directory of funding resources for new and established businesses. www.smallbusiness.alberta.ca.
Business Development Bank of Canada - is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. They offer financing, venture capital, growth & transition capital and consulting services. www.bdc.ca
Business Link – connects entrepreneurs with the most relevant small business resources to help bring innovators' ideas to life. www.businesslink.ca
Canadian Business Network – provides a comprehensive list of government and private sector sources of financing. www.canadabusiness.ca
Community Futures Wild Rose – provides financing, training and advisory services for small businesses. Loans are provided to those where traditional bank financing has been declined. www.wildrose.albertacf.com
Connectica – a free service that helps users connect with Alberta’s ever-expanding research and innovation network. It is a great place to find funding that meets your needs. www.connectica.ca
Futurepreneur Canada (formerly CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our economy one entrepreneur at a time. www.futurpreneur.ca
Momentum – is a dedicated to teaching business development, financial literacy and skill training as it relates to training individuals to start their own business. www.momentum.org