As part of Alberta’s new Small Business Strategy, which focuses on easier access to information; assistance with regulatory matters; a stronger voice on policy issues; and support and guidance for entrepreneurs to thrive, there are two new Free Services being offered:
• A comprehensive website with resources for entrepreneurs
• A staff of Business Advisors willing to guide clients
The Strategy also includes action on rural entrepreneurship initiatives. Small business owners and entrepreneurs will also have a stronger voice on policy issues that affect them through semi-annual small business roundtables with government and organizations, including Chambers of Commerce and other small business partners. With the launch of a new small business website at smallbusiness.alberta.ca, business owners and entrepreneurs have a one-stop shop for government services and program information. The website can be viewed on a variety of user devices, including mobile phones. For those who prefer to connect with a person, there is a prominent “Ask an expert” button at the bottom of each webpage. “Ask an expert” is part of the new Business Advisor service provided by The Business Link (toll-free 1-844-422-7705). This service will help small businesses with questions related to government business programs, regulatory information and connecting them to the right person(s) in government, to ensure that small businesses get the answers and support they need, when they need it.
Get help to the small business information you’re actually looking for. Receive answers to your small business questions within one business day by contacting a Business Advisor at The Business Link, online by clicking HERE or toll-free at 1-844-422-7705.