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.
Resources & Tools:
- First Steps in Business
- Are you a likely entrepreneur?
- Checklist for Starting a Business
- Why Businesses Succeed
- The Five "C's" of Lending
- Testing Your Business Idea
- The Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan
- Guidelines for a Business Plan
- Buying a Business Checklist
- Crowsnest Pass Business Licence Process
- New Loan Application Checklist
- Loan Application Please let us know if you would like us to mail you an application.
- Bank Rejection
- Cash Flow
- Loan Rejection Appeal Process
- SME Direct - Gain access to a wealth of small business information available through Industry Canada.
- 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
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Express Entry Information for Employers - You can fill labour market shortages permanently with skilled foreign nationals.
- Employer Line - Resource for HR and employment advice for Canadian small businesses.
- 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.
- Aboriginal Youth Business Council
- Business Link Indigenous Services
- BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur
- Indigenous Services Canada
- Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce
- Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
- Crowsnest Heritage Initiative
- Go Crowsnest
- Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance
- Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce
- SouthGrow Regional Initiative
Government of Alberta
- Government of Alberta
- Alberta Grants & Funding
- Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC)
- Alberta Small Business Resources
- Business and Economy
- Canada-Alberta Job Grant
- Community (Local) Economic Development
- Agriculture & Forestry
- Jobs, Economy & Innovation
- BizPal Alberta
- Service Alberta
- Advanced Education
- Labour & Immigration
- Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)
Government of Canada
- The Government of Canada
- Agriculture & Agrifood Canada
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Canada Business Service Centre
- Canadian Industry Statistics
- The Western Canada Business Service Network (WCBSN)
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Global Affairs Canada
- Employment & Social Development Canada
- Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada
- Service Canada
- Statistics Canada
- Trade Commissioner Service Canada
- Western Economic Diversification
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Francophone Economic Development Organization
Business Education & Other Resources
- Agriculture Financial Services
- Alberta Innovates
- Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
- Canadian Commercial Corporation
- Dun and Bradstreet Business Information Services
- Entrepreneur's Organization
- Farm Credit Canada
- The GoForth Institute For Entrepreneurial Skills Development
- The World Bank
- Women's Enterprise Centre
Let’s see what we can do for your business
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