Information to Start a Business It’s a great time to start or grow your business in the Special Areas. Our economic development practitioners and business & technology specialists are here to help/assist you with your business needs and ideas. Don’t hesitate to contact one or both of our economic development officers or our marketing specialist. They can provide you with the “hands-on” assistance in marketing, technology or business development you might need. Our community is committed to growing. By contacting our economic development practitioners, you will find information on our community, local business climate and more. Trisha Sewell Economic Development Officer Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (403) 854-2099 ext. 215 Cell: (403) 512-2515 Christie Dick Economic Development Officer SAMDA Economic Partnership – www.samda.ca email@example.com Phone: (403) 664-0101 Wanda Diakow Economic Development Officer Special Area No.4 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (403) 577-3523 Need more information? We are proud to work with these other great organizations, all working towards helping you make your business successful. Community Futures Meridian Region Palliser Economic Partnership BRAED Great! You’re thinking about or have decided to start your business in the Special Areas. Here are a few resources that might help you achieve your business goals. Planning Resources Guide for New Alberta Businesses Planning Your Business Financing Your Business Business Plan template The Business Plan & You Basic Start-up Information Business Start-up Checklist Choose a Business Structure Apply for any Licenses, permits, and regulations Marketing and sales for your business Training for Entrepreneurs Learning Centres: Hanna Learning Centre Neutral Hills Learning & Community Connection Centre Big Country Adult Learning Centre Online Learning: Go Forth – A great new way to get business education right from your home computer. www.returntorural.ca – Webinars, mentoring and more. Licencing, Permits and Registration Bizpal – Simplifed access to business permits and regulations. Special Areas Board Building Permits Business Licence – The Special Areas Board does not issue Business Licences. If you require a letter to procure business supplies, please contact the nearest district office.