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Explore our free resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs in Central Alberta.

Specialized Business Training:

  • GoForth Institute – an online self-paced small business training program. The GoForth curriculum is included as part of SMARTstart, a new entrepreneur training program.
  • Business Link - offers webinars and online training on a variety of business topics such as incorporation, bookkeeping, and social media marketing.
  • Campus Alberta Central is a joint venture between Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic that provides post-secondary programs to communities throughout the central Alberta region. Student success is a high priority for Campus Alberta Central. Community Learning Partners within the region provide access to information, technology and support to help ensure students have a positive learning experience.
  • Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program – this program offers access to funding towards coaching or training to people with disabilities or ongoing health conditions.




Useful Links:

Government of Alberta Links

Government of Canada Links

Youth Entrepreneurship

  • BDC Young Entrepreneur - Business Development Bank of Canada's entrepreneurship opportunities for youth
  • Futurpreneur Canada - 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.

Indigenous Resources

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Francophone Economic Development Organization

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. They can also be reached via a toll-free business information line: 1-800-272-9675.


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5013 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB  T4N 3X1
P: 403-342-2055

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Communities Served

Alhambra, Bearberry, Benalto, Bergen, Betula, Bowden, Burnstick Lake, Campaign, Caroline, Carstairs, Cline River, Condor, Cremona, Crump, Dickson, Didsbury, Doan, Eckville, Elkton, Harmattan, Innisfail, James River Bridge, Leslieville, Markerville, Nordegg, Olds, Penhold, Pine Lake, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Shawtz, Spruce View, Stauffer, Sundre, Sylvan Lake, Water Valley, Wessex, and Westward Ho.