Business advisory services

Business ventures in Airdrie are supported by a number of local, regional and provincial resources. Whether you're looking for advice on your business plan or want to network with like-minded colleagues, Airdrie has the support services businesses need to succeed.

Organization

Services provided

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)
  • Provides producers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance.

Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
  • Promotes, represents and enhances the interests of Airdrie's business community
Airdrie Economic Development
403.948.8844
  • Business referral services, including meeting with prospective businesses
  • Information on City of Airdrie business licensing, land use zoning
  • Airdrie information and statistics
Airdrie Public Library
403.948.0600
  • Business resources including books, reference and research material, and databases
  • Computers for public use and photocopying
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
403.948.8546
  • Services for businesses in the primary production and value-added areas of agriculture including feasibility studies, market analysis and financial analysis

Alberta Economic Dashboard

  • Compiles the Alberta economic's most important indicators for businesses in one place
  • Quick snapshot of our current economic state and detailed information on each indicator

Alberta Economic Development & Trade

780.644.8554

 

  • Leads the government’s economic development efforts, supports businesses and investors and provides a single-door access to information.

Alberta Learning Information Services

1.800.661.3753

  • Provides information for career planning, post-secondary education and training, educational funding, work search, labour market trends and workplace issues.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
1.800.713.3558
  • Business advising and skills development
  • Financing
  • Networking opportunities
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
403.292.6616
  • Financing, capital and consulting services to help create and grow small and medium-size enterprises
The Business Link
1.800.272.9675
  • Information and learning opportunities for those starting or expanding a business including How To guides, an Interactive Business Planner, Ask an Expert program, resource library, webinars and more

Career Leap

1.877.577.5327

  • Supports those individuals who are having difficulty entering the workforce, as well as highly skilled professionals, and those transitioning to other industries or occupations.

Community Futures Centre West
403.464.2572
  • Business counselling and training
  • Business loans (start-up or expansion capital)
  • Services for youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities

Export Development Canada

1.800.229.0575

  • Insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions for Canadian exporters and investors.

Futurepreneur
403.265.3288
  • Mentoring, financing and business resources for entrepreneurs ages 18-39

Innovate Calgary

403-284-6400

  • Information, resources and support with disclosing an invention, starting a company,  growing a company, finding financing.
  • Provide opportunities for investors to invest in technology, or mentor a tech entrepreneur.

Go Productivity

1.844.245.8278

  • Services to help companies identify and address gaps in productivity, maximize resources and be more efficient.

Rocky View & Wheatland Employment Services
403.948.9711

  • Guidance, resources and information for job-seekers and employers, including a job board

 

Research & development resources

Alberta has excellent science and research infrastructure (including people, knowledge, equipment and facilities) that form the basis for the development, adoption and commercialization of new technology, products and processes that are recognized and sold globally.

OrganizationDescription
The Banff New Media Institute An arts and creativity incubator working to inspire creativity in artists, leaders, and researchers through multidisciplinary programming.
BioAlberta Industry association for the life science sector focused on advocacy, marketing, industry development and networking.
Calgary Technologies Inc Partners, entrepreneurs and businesses with resources to bring ideas and innovation to reality in the areas of:
  • Technology Futures
  • Energy & Environment Solutions
  • Health Solutions
  • Bio Solutions
Cybera Works to accelerates innovation through an advanced research network, pilot projects and expertise.
Technology Alberta  Industry association to support companies working in information and communications technology.
WestGrid Facilitates collaboration in high performance computing (HPC) through data resources and tools, and academic research facilities across Canada.