Business Resources

Provincial Town Hall

INVITATION: December 7 - Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 Measures Restaurants, Food Service, Retail, Casinos, Hospitality (Hotels and Ski Lodges) and Personal Services industries. 

Monday, December 7, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM MST, with: Doug Schweitzer, Minster of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health,  Martin Long, MLA, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism

We will answer your questions about the new restrictions, the spread of COVID-19 and talk about ways that you can operate safely, and help limit the spread, keeping Albertans safe. We will also answer any questions you have about Alberta’s Recovery Plan and how government can continue to provide support during these difficult times.

Please pre-register for the Telephone Town Hall by entering your name, organization and phone number at the following link by December 7 at 3 PM MST:

https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6//s?s=dec7JEITTH

Webinars & Workshops

Young Agrarians

Dec. 3 at 1pm - New On-Farm Slaughter Regulations. Register Here

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

  • Selling Local Food in Alberta December 08, 2020 at 9:00 AM M.S.T. (1.5 hours) Register now! Learn about the opportunity of selling your food product locally, the different market channels available to you and the pros and cons of each. 
  • Marketing and Merchandising Strategies for Local Business Start-Ups Dec 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM M.S.T. (1.5 hours) Register now! This webinar explores marketing strategies including image, display, curb appeal, merchandising techniques and other tools to attract customers to your business and secure sales. 
  • Best Practices for working with a co-packer webinar 2:  Industry panel date to be confirmed (tentatively January 13, 2020) This second webinar focuses on the practical steps and tips from industry experiences in co-packing. The webinar builds on the Best Practices for Working with a Co-packer introduction webinar of November 4, 2020. 

Alberta Business Link

Has a large selection of recorded webinars on a variety of business topics. Watch them for free anytime. https://businesslink.ca/recorded-webinars/

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Offers a wide variety of educational resources. See their upcoming events: https://www.awebusiness.com/calendar

Start Up Canada

Offers a variety of webinars, and a library of past webinar recordings on a variety of business topics. Click here

December 10 at 10am - Health Over Hustle: A Conversation about the Mental Health of Canadian Entrepreneurs

Farm Credit Canada

Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta

Various Webinars and Information are available here

  • Dec 2 - Financing 101 - Of course, access to capital is one of the top questions for almost all entrepreneurs and projects. Business coach and financing specialist Corey Keith, owner of Keith & Associates, will talk about the top 10 ways to get money from a bank or investor.

Travel Alberta

December 3, 10am - Using Google Analytics to Enhance Marketing Effectiveness

Alberta Business Family Institute

Focus on Families Masterclass Series

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HOSTED ONLINE FROM 10 AM – NOON – FREE REGISTRATION

Tourism Businesses

Travel Alberta Industry Hub 

Agricultural Job Connector

Agriculture employers and workers can use these tools and resources to find jobs, skilled workers, financial help and other supports. 

Grants

Business Training

Business Works Central Alberta, sponsored by the Government of Alberta, offers a free 26 week business training program for eligible people who are looking to become self-employed. They offer business training, coaching, mentorship, referrals and networking opportunities so you leave the program with strategies to navigate the unpredictable and unforeseen challenges of self-employment with confidence. 

Food Business Resources

CFIA’s Toolkit For Food Businesses

If your business is new to federal food regulations, follow these steps from the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to help understand the requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), as well as other food-related requirements.

Covid Resources

Alberta Relaunch Strategy - Find out details on Alberta's Relaunch process

All Provincial Government Programs available to business owners can now be found at BizConnect, including information on relaunch plans.  Some highlights:

  • Alberta's Recovery Plan to create jobs, build infrastructure and diversify our economy
  • Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force issues initial recommendations to support provincial economic recovery,  see what they have to say HERE

General Resources

Business Information 

Business Continuity Planning

Surveys

Camrose Economic Recovery Taskforce - Survey

Alberta Perspectives - Survey on costs related to electricity, natural gas and commercial insurance and the impact on your business. 

Promote your event on the Camrose County website:

If you have an event that supports businesses in Camrose County, please forward us the details at ecdev@county.camrose.ab.ca and we will consider adding it to our website and social media.