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The Tools You Need To Build Your Business

There are a wealth of business tools and supports available in today's marketplace that YOU can leverage to better understand your position, your advantage, and your path. Below are just some of the online tools and resources that we believe may help you, but by no means think that this list is complete! Reach out to the Economic Development Office via e-mail or at 403.489.0762 to request more tools that may be specific to your situation.


BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

Benefits of BizPaL

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time consuming and frustrating. BizPaL was created to help identify what you may require, quickly and easily. The information you need is available from a single source; entrepreneurs spend less time dealing with red tape - saving effort and money in the process - and more time building their business. The service is the result of strong collaboration between the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:
• It's free to use
• It saves time
• It's available 24/7

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Alberta Export Expansion Program
Alberta Investor Tax Credit
Alberta Learning Information Services
Alberta Regional Dashboard - Municipal Demographics & Statistics
Business Development Bank of Canada
Business Link - Alberta Entrepreneur Hub
Canada Revenue Payroll Deductions Calculator
Capital Investment Tax Credit
Canada Small Business Financing Program
Community Futures Alberta Southwest
Government Services for Canadian Businesses