For tips and tricks on growing your business, we've compiled a handy list of resources for you.


8 tips for getting your great idea off the ground

Bryan Szatkowski and Brad Johnston of Lloydminster’s GCHEM Ltd. share tips for getting a business up and running.

Growing your business

Check out what Business Link has to say about growing your business!

Researching your business

Having a business idea is a first great step but before you start it’s important to find out if your idea is worth pursuing.


Business Plan Template

This business plan template can be used to help you write your business plan and save for future reference.

Business transition guide

Transition planning plays an important role in this decision, and can help ensure your legacy be left in good hands.

Break Even for Retail Business

This Excel worksheet can help you execute the Business Guide strategies.

Balance Sheet

This Excel worksheet can help you execute the Business Guide strategies.


Marketing and sales for small business

Looking to attract customers through a strong marketing plan? Find out how here!

Marketing your business on a small budget

Enjoy our free online business webinar!

Diving into social media

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are just a few examples of social media tools that can be leveraged in marketing your business.

Past Webinars

Webinar: Building resilience in COVID-19

Webinar: Cash flow management for entrepreneurs during times of uncertainty

Webinar: Crowdfunding through COVID-19

Webinar: Virtual networking & how to turn leads into customers

Webinar: Exploring Indigenous intersectionalities in the age of the startup

Webinar: HR for entrepreneurs in a COVID world

Webinar: How to get paid as a small business

Webinar: Cyber security tips to protect you and your business

Webinar: Cashflow management for entrepreneurs

Webinar: Digging into Deferrals, tips for businesses ending loan deferrals

Webinar: Fumble, fix or fold: Redefining failure as an entrepreneur

Webinar: Building a solid legal foundation

Webinar: Build Her Business: How women entrepreneurs can use crowdfunding to grow their business

Webinar: Staying on top of small business income taxes

Webinar: What entrepreneurs need to know about protecting intellectual property

Webinar: How small businesses can master money and reinvent their financial reality

Webinar: From Stress to Success

Webinar: How employee engagement leads to productivity & retention

Webinar: Alberta's Economy in 2021: Tools to help understand what comes next

Webinar: Three things you can learn from your customer

Webinar: How to turn your expertise into a business

Webinar: Networking tips: how to be successful in a virtual environment

Webinar: How to write a business plan

Webinar: Finding growth in a pandemic by putting your customer first

Webinar: The comfort zone misconception

Webinar: Tax implications of CERB

Webinar: When is the right time to hire a salesperson?

Webinar: What to do when you are on the brink of burnout

Webinar: Basics & beyond ~ Personal tax credits & deductions

Webinar: Creating a competitive edge & increasing profits in the new market place

Webinar: Why would you follow you?

Webinar: Finance in a nutshell

Facebook live

Online: Ask an Entrepreneur Strategist

Online: Digital Sales & Marketing with ATB X

Online: Relaunching your business

Online: Juggling family and business through COVID-19

Online: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs