Resources

Business Coaching Resources:

Creating your Vision
Creating a Business Name
Types of Canadian Businesses

Market Research Resources:

Business Link - Research and Analysis
Statistics Canada - Market Research Handbook

General Resources:

Legal Resources - Gowling WLG
Financial Resources - Money Mentors

Grants and Funding

Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Development - http://apeetogosan.com/
Alberta Foundation for the Arts - https://www.affta.ab.ca/funding/find-funding/indigenous-arts-individual-project-funding
Alberta Indian Investment Corporation - http://www.aiicbusiness.org
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs - https://www.awebusiness.com/
Apeetogosan - http://apeetogosan.com/
ATB BoostR - http://atb.com/business
Bumble Bees Venture Capital - http://www.bumblebeescapital.com/about/
Business Link - https://businesslink.ca/
Community Futures of Treaty 7 - http://www.t7edc.com/bd-lending-entrepreneurship-fund/
Canada Council of Arts - https://www.bdc.ca/en/i-am/indigenous-entrepreneur
Women in Trade Investments Program - https://www.edc.ca/women-in-trade
Futurpreneur - http://www.futurpreneur.ca
Indian Business Corporation - http://www.indianbc.ca/index.php
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1375201178602/1375202816581
Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding - https://www.affta.ab.ca/funding/find-funding/indigenous-arts-individual-project-funding
Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Fund - https://www.ccab.com/indigenous-women-entrepreneurship-fund
Microbusiness training - http://microbusiness.ca/services/free-gov-funded-self-employment-training/
Settlement Investment Corporation - www.settlementinvestcorp.com/
SheEO - https://sheeo.world/apply-to-be-a-venture/
Startup Canada - https://www.startupcan.ca/
The 51 - https://the51.com/

Covid-19 Recovery Resources

For a list of general Covid-19 resources, please click here.

Starting a business in a city (Calgary/Edmonton):

Business Link operates walk-in centres in Edmonton and Calgary. They offer information and advice about everything from start-up, regulations, financing and loan programs to marketing, product sourcing, e-business and government programs and services. 

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Bickerdike, 
Big Eddy, 
Brule, 
Bryan Spur, 
Cadomin, 
Carrot Creek, 
Coal Valley, 
Dalehurst, 
Diss, 
Edson, 
Eirth, 
Embaras, 
Entrance, 
Evansburg, 
Galloway, 
Grande Cache, 
Grey, 
Hanlon, 
Hargwen, 
Hinton, 
Holloway East, 
Holloway West, 
Hornbeck, 
Jasper, 
Leadman, 
Leyland, 
Luscar, 
MacKay, 
Marlboro, 
Medicine Lodge, 
Mercoal, 
Mountain Park, 
Niton Junction, 
Nojack, 
Pedley, 
Peers, 
Pochantas, 
Robb, 
Shaw Fidler, 
Solomon, 
Steeper, 
Sterco, 
Swan Landing, 
Thordarson, 
Wild Hay, 
Wildwood, 
Winniandy North, 
Winniandy South, 
Wolf Creek, 
Yates, 

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