Business Resources

Planning & Financing

ALBERTA SMALL BUSINESS

Alberta Small Business Resources is a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs. They provide valuable advice on starting and operating a business, funding and important regulations.

COMMUNITY FUTURES

For more than 25 years, Community Futures offices have been helping rural Albertans build successful businesses. They offer training and support to small businesses, by providing planning and funding services.

BUSINESS LINK

Business link has the tools to make your business idea a reality, and connect you with the most relevant small business resources to help bring your idea to life. Business Link helps with advice and research, training, aboriginal business development, and offers several other business tools and services.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK

BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. They offer financing, venture capital, growth & transition capital and consulting services.

FUTURPRENEUR

Futurpreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

POST MEDIA MARKETING GRANT

This program is designed to help our economy’s rebound by giving local businesses a leg up as they start to reopen and change their way of doing business.

Marketing Grant Program has two components:

  1. A full marketing grant program to select businesses in the hardest hit sectors of our economy, including, but not limited to the restaurant, tourism and hospitality sectors.
  2. A match program whereby local businesses can apply for matching media investments from $500 to $15,000 to complement their new programs.  Grants ranging from $500-$15,000 per month per client are available for the months of June, July and August 2020.

ALBERTA WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

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 skills and network development.

AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is a provincial Crown corporation with a private sector Board of Directors that provides farmers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance.

FARM CREDIT CANADA

Farm Credit Canada is Canada’s largest agricultural term lender. This organization’s purpose is to enhance rural Canada by providing specialized and personalized financial services to farming operations, including family farms. They also offer free educational training and webinars.

AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY RESOURCES

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry have created a list of programs and services to assist agri-processing companies to locate funding programs, services and supports. This information will help grow your agri-processing business.

FAIRVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Fairview & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association that strives to be an invaluable resource to the Town of Fairview and M.D. of Fairview No. 136 businesses.

ALBERTA LABOUR

Alberta Ministry of Labour ensures Alberta has a skilled workforce and safe, thriving workplaces to keep our economy growing. This website has information on employment standards, occupational health & safety, immigration and much more.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PORTAL

The Community Economic Development Web Portal assists communities and businesses access resources, grants and funding, information and programs

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, and fulfilling government mandates.

INNOTECH ALBERTA

Tech Futures is part of Alberta’s research and innovation system and is helping build healthy, sustainable businesses in the province. Through a suite of programs and services directed towards entrepreneurs, companies, researchers and investors, Tech Futures is preparing Alberta for a next-generation economy.

MIGHTY PEACE TOURISM

Have a tourism-based idea? The Mighty Peace Tourist Association was formed to assist tourism operators in the Mighty Peace Region. The main goal of their organization is to increase awareness of the tourism possibilities in our region of Alberta to the rest of Alberta, Canada and the world.

Building & Development

CANADIAN SAFETY CONSULTING

Canadian Safety Consulting Services provides Safety Codes Inspection Services to Municipalities, Corporations, Contractors and homeowners throughout the Province of Alberta. They have knowledge of Energy Codes, barrier-free design and much more.

MMSA

Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency is a regional planning organization providing a full range of professional, high-quality land use planning and related services to its municipal members, the business community and the general public

ALBERTA NEW HOME WARRANTY

The Alberta New Home Warranty Program (“the Program”) is Alberta’s most experienced, most trusted new home warranty provider. The Program focuses on improving homebuilder performance, professionalism, responsibility and accountability.

Workforce Training

GPRC FAIRVIEW

Located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country, GPRC Fairview Campus delivers state-of-the-art career programs & specialty training.

NORTHERN LAKES COLLEGE

50 minutes northeast of Fairview is the Northern Lakes College. Northern Lakes College is a unique and growing institution that serves a region covering 164,000 square kilometres and more than 50 communities, including ten First Nations and four Métis Settlements.

ADULT LEARNING COUNCIL

The Northwest Peace Community Adult Learning Council offers training and skill development in Microsoft Office, English, Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills and a wide variety of general interest courses.

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