Explore our FREE resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Crowsnest Pass Region.

Small Business Start-up Guides

Simplify your start-up “to do’s” with these helpful guides. Join us and our partners at Business Link as we walk you through all the steps involved to turn your business idea into reality.

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General Business

  • SME Direct - Gain access to a wealth of small business information available through Industry Canada.
  • CNP Adult Education - Supports literacy and education for adults of all ages. They offer one-on-one tutoring and small group learning opportunitites.
  • Small Business Planning Centre - Learn to build a better business plan. Templates, sample gallery, and step-by-step guide to establish the foundation of your business.
  • GoForth Institute - If you're looking to bolster your understanding of how to start, run or grow a successful and profitable business, learn GoForth Institute's 100 Essential Small Business Skills™ in only 10 hours conveniently delivered to your computer through streaming video and an option 400+ page resource curriculum book.
  • Workink - An online career development AND employment portal for Canadians with disabilities.
  • Online Marketing Resources - Offers a number of great resources to small business owners with techniques for promoting your business and selling your goods & services.
  • Business Link - Offers one-on-one advice, resources, and support, host and attend events, training, and webinars, and provide expert and confidential service.
  • Small Business Startup Guide - Simplify your start-up “to do’s” with this helpful guide. Join us and our partners at Business Link as we walk you through all the steps involved to turn your business idea into reality.
  • Small Business Marketing Guide - 12 Golden Rules for Your Website.
  • Small Business Financial Fundamentals Guide

Employment & Hiring

Youth Entrepreneurship

  • BDC Entrepreneurs First - Business Development Bank of Canada's entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Futurpreneur - Assisting young entrepreneurs to get their ideas off the ground, Youth Business offers programs and services that allow them to achieve economic independence, develop self-confidence, and fulfill their goals of self-employment.
  • The Youth Entrepreneur's Network - An online community that supports the needs of young entrepreneurs from around the world as they attempt to build and thrive in their own businesses.
  • Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC) - A week-long camp that takes place every August for youth ages 13-15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship.

Indigenous Resources

Regional Links

Government of Alberta

Government of Canada

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Francophone Economic Development Organization

Business Education & Other Resources


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Contact Us

12501 20 Avenue
Box 818
Blairmore, AB  T0K 0E0
P: 403-562-8858


Communities Served

Bellevue, Blairmore, Coleman, Crowsnest Pass, Frank, and Hillcrest