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Resources to help your business grow, including one-on-one support to get your new business off the ground.

Book Your Appointment

To book an appointment for one-on-one small business support, please fill out the online form.

Your Success is Our Business

Do you have questions about how to start a new business in Edmonton?

Make an appointment for one-on-one support to understand business licence, development permit and building permit requirements. Contact us before beginning your application to ensure your experience goes smoothly. 

A one-on-one support appointment can also help you explore location options for your business.

If you have already applied for a business licence and have questions about your application, please call 311.

Home Based Businesses

Please book your appointment for one-on-one small business support below if you are planning to operate a business from your home and any of the following apply:

  • You have general questions about starting a business  
  • You have more than 1 business-related visit to the home per day (for example: couriers and/or clients)
  • You plan to renovate your home to accommodate your business
  • You have staff on-site that are not also residents of the home
  • You handle or prepare food
  • You provide personal services (for example: hair salons, aestheticians, etc.)
  • You store material or vehicles associated with the business at the home
  • You use mechanical or electrical equipment that neighbours could hear or see


If none of the above apply to you, or you are ready to apply for a home-based business licence, please refer to the main Home Based Business Licensing page.

Cannabis Businesses

If you have questions about opening a cannabis retail business please refer to Cannabis Legalization or contact for more information.


For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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