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Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!

Alberta small business resources

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Alberta Small Business Resources is a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs. The website contains links to starting a business, operating a business and resources for small business. Alberta Small Business Resources also provides related information on Alberta's Small Business Strategy, Alberta's Economic Dashboard and 'Indicators, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and a complete profile of Alberta's Small Business. Learn more

Business Link

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Business Link will give you the tools to make your business idea a reality, and connect you with the most relevant small business resources to help bring your idea to life. Learn more

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

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Innovation and research take place every minute of the day in every corner of the world. One of those corners is Alberta, Canada. A place where government, academia, and business are working together to bring great ideas to the world. Whether you're a researcher, an entrepreneur or just an average guy or gal with an above-average idea, Alberta Innovates partners you with the resources you need to crack the nut that keeps you awake at night. Learn more

Red Deer College (RDC)

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The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM) is embedded in the campus of Red Deer College (RDC). CIM currently houses $4.2 M in cutting-edge, industry-leading prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment. Since its opening CIM has seen an overwhelming demand for its services from across the Province. The Centre has gained a reputation for its approachability, relevant technical expertise and broad industry support capabilities. CIM has a long list of satisfied clients and a growing record of successful new and improved products and processes, created in partnership with Alberta companies. Learn more

Catapult Entrepreneurs

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Catapult Entrepreneurs is an exciting two-year incubation and acceleration program that began in April of 2017 powered by the Red Deer Downtown Business Association. This regional program will support Central Alberta will support entrepreneurs to build a strong business foundation and successfully take their ideas to market. Learn more

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

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Access Prosperity is an economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth and foreign direct investment in the Central Alberta region. Representing over 35 municipalities along one of Canada's most prosperous geographical corridors, Access Prosperity is a comprehensive network and information resource. All this expertise in one place means we are equipped to answer all your questions about investing in Central Alberta. Learn more

Community Futures Central Alberta

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Community Futures Central Alberta is a business development centre that controls and manages an investment fund from which they make fully repayable loans (up to a maximum of $150,000) to individuals who are interested in starting or expanding their own businesses. Community Futures Central Alberta is an entrepreneurial development centre that provides business training, counseling and coaching for individuals who are interested in starting their own business or in expanding their existing business. Learn more

Futurepreneur Canada

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Futurepreneur helps aspiring business owners aged 18-39 launch successful businesses across Canada. Futurepreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business. Learn more

ATB Financial

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ATB Financial serves more businesses than any bank in Alberta. At ATB we know sometimes complex bank lending rules don’t fit every business. ATB LendR gives small businesses a chance to tell their story, and if Albertans are willing to back the business then ATB will too. Learn more

Central Alberta Realtors Association

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A provincial Crown corporation with a private sector Board of Directors that provides farmers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance. Learn more

National Research Council Canada

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The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization (RTO). Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services. Learn more

Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce

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The Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce is a member driven, volunteer led organization and it is through memberships that they are able to work on business development and economic initiatives to fulfill its healthy business environment mandate. The Chamber is the "Voice of Business" in Sylvan Lake. By investing in your local Chamber of Commerce, you invest in your own prosperity – both as a businessperson and as a member of the community. Learn more

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)

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The Central Alberta Economic Partnership Ltd. (CAEP) is a regional economic development alliance consisting of 35 members and 14 associate members. CAEP serves as a model for collaborative community economic development. CAEP is recognized as both an innovative way to facilitate rural economic development and serves as a vital partner in the continued diversification of Central Alberta's economy. Our strategies build on our region's existing efforts and successes, and provide a solid direction for future growth in the global market. Learn more

Rural Alberta Business Centre

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Empower yourself and your business! Whether you are a new Startup, or an established business, we have the resources you are looking for. Gain the support for your small business and start to think strategically about your business goals. In the process, you’ll increase revenues and profits, to build a business that really works. Learn more

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Amanda Mercer
Economic Development Officer (EDO)
Phone: 403-887-1185 Ext.226
amercer@sylvanlake.ca

5012 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB

www.sylvanlake.ca/invest