Business Supports

Looking for supports for your business? Check out the list of available organizations, programs, and services available below.  


Alberta Biz Connect

A resource to help businesses that are able to re-open during COVID re-launch phases, to do so, while keeping staff and customers safe. includes a red tape reduction submission form to help you share your ideas with us on modernizing regulations and reducing red tape, especially for businesses as they respond to COVID-19. Small Business Supports

Browse resources for small businesses including the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator program and other supports.


Alberta Women Entreupreneur 

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses. AWE provides unique programs and services to women at all stages of business through advising, financing, mentoring, and network development.


ATBEntrepeneur Centres

Free service for anyone! Chat with our small business experts, build a community of like-minded Albertans, and get some valuable advice along the way. Webinars and recordings are available. 


Business Development Bank (BDC) Canada

Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. 


Business Grants and Financing (Government of Canada)

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing, and leveraging personal assets.


Business Link

Business Link is Alberta’s small business hub. We are a nonprofit organization that helps people navigate the steps toward starting their own businesses. We provide one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities, and specialized support for Indigenous entrepreneurs.


Canadian Business Resilience Network

Canadian Business Resilience Network is where you’ll find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Community Futures: Peace Country

For over 30 years, Community Futures has been helping people just like you turn business ideas into reality in rural Alberta. Their small business specialists connect you with the skills, financing and resources you need to succeed.


Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada, in partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada, offers young entrepreneurs age 18 to 39 up to $60,000 in financing to launch or grow a business.

We also connect you with an expert business mentor for up to two years and provide access to the tools and resources you need to have the best shot at business success.


Innovation Canada (Government of Canada)

The Government of Canada's Innovation Canada website provides everything from funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, Innovation Canada programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada's economy.


Research & Business Intelligence (Government of Canada)

Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends, and business statistics.


Research & Development and Innovation (Government of Canada)

Canada's R&D and Innovation support for funding, collaboration, commercialization, and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.