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This is a City of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small business owners are key community-builders; they create vibrancy and community gathering spots throughout the city. They put up the storefronts of the main streets we walk down and are instrumental in making Edmonton an attractive place to live and invest.
If you are opening or operating a small business, start here for everything you need.
Our one-on-one support program experts can talk you through the business licensing and permitting process to ensure your experience goes smoothly.
Resources to help your business grow, including one-on-one support to get your new business off the ground.
Are you thinking about opening a small business? The City of Edmonton hosts a series of workshops and presentations to help set you up for success.
Grants for renovations and improvements to commercial buildings to support Edmonton small business development.
Playing a crucial role in supporting the vibrancy, economic health, and appeal of many of the city’s key commercial areas.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about how to start a business in Edmonton.
Rules and requirements for operating a home-based business in the City.
The City works with a variety of other partners to help Edmonton business owners at various stages of their journey. These include:
Business Link: a non-profit organization that helps people navigate the steps towards their own business, including market research, human resource advice, income tax information, etc.
Alberta Health Service: if your business is related to food handling or personal services
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs: supports women to build successful businesses
Futurpreneur: provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring businesses owners aged 18-39
ATB BoostR: a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that helps small businesses in Alberta raise capital
Innovate Edmonton: a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation that supports technology enabled companies start and grow
Edmonton Screen Industries: an office to help screen media projects, companies, and activities