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Right for Your Business program

Graphic with a blue background and text that reads, Tackle your business challenges, receive free individual support from a business professionalApply now to join the new FREE Right for Your Business support program and work with experts to develop goals, strategies, and an action plan to address your current business challenges or opportunities – whatever they may be.

Through free one-on-one advising, you’ll identify long-term strategies to address your greatest needs and assist you as you navigate surviving and thriving in the current economic conditions.

Whether you’re dealing with lasting challenges from the pandemic, struggling to identify the next growth opportunity for your business, or looking to improve your work-life balance, Right for Your Business may be right for you.

The program is open to all Airdrie storefront businesses that hold a valid City of Airdrie business licence.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and evaluated in the order they're received. 

Assistance may be provided in several areas of expertise including:

  • Business strategy and planning – changing, pivoting, growing and resilience
  • Financial planning, management and cash flow
  • Human resources and workforce
  • Marketing strategy and planning
  • Legal
  • IT infrastructure
  • Work-life balance and wellness

Right for Your Business program application and intake process



Program eligibility:

  • Businesses who hold a valid City of Airdrie Commercial Business License
  • Are located in a storefront location (physical location within Airdrie's City Limits)

Consider your business’ greatest needs

Think about what kind of professional support would help your business succeed. What are your most pressing business questions or challenges you need to address? Are there opportunities you would like to take advantage of but don’t know where to start?


Fill out the program application

To apply, complete the application form linked below and submit it now. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Apply to the Right for Your Business Program

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed to ensure program eligibility. Application reviews and program intakes will be completed on an ongoing basis. Applications will be processed in the order they are received, and acceptance timelines may vary, depending on the volume of applications submitted and on expert availability. Successful applicants will remain in the support queue until advising capacity is available.


Program intake interview

Once you have applied into the program, you will complete a 15-minute needs assessment phone interview to discuss your eligibility and what kind of advising and support would help set your business up for long-term success.

From goal-setting, to business planning, to strategy execution, various kinds of supports are available. The intake interview will help identify what knowledge, skills or expertise are required to help you meet your business goals. 


Book and complete your advising sessions

You will receive instructions on how to book your 1:1 sessions and be given a timeline to complete them. 

Working with a business professional, you will now develop goals, strategies and an action plan to address your identified areas of focus.

Not sure this program is right for you?

If you have questions about the Right for Your Business program reach out to Airdrie Economic Development at or use the contact button on the bottom of this page. 

City of Airdrie employees are not eligible. Family members of City of Airdrie employees may be eligible for the program.

Don’t miss these upcoming Right for Your Business events!

The Financially Fierce Wake Up Call Workshop Series

Are you tired of financial uncertainty holding your business back? Ready to take control and build a rock-solid framework for lasting success? Look no further! This workshop series will tap into the expertise of Nail The Numbers, who have guided more than 10,000 entrepreneurs in defining financial targets, creating actionable plans, and laying the groundwork for a financially fierce future.

Part one: The Wake Up Call Bootcamp
Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Register for The Wake Up Call Bootcamp

Part two: The Financially Fierce Formula Bootcamp
Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rotary Room, Genesis Place

Register for The Financially Fierce Formula Bootcamp

Licenced Airdrie businesses who attend both workshops will have the chance to win access to one of 10 Financially Fierce Formula Blueprints, which includes five Excel calculators, 13 sketch-it-out worksheets, nine on-demand video tutorials and 52 weekly group coaching calls that will help you to put your learning into practice.

About the Right For Your Business program

Launched by Airdrie Economic Development in 2020 to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the third iteration of the Right for Your Business program. In 2021, the Right for Your Business voucher program helped more than 80 local businesses. This year, the program will connect business owners with experts to provide free individualized advice based on the business’ greatest needs. Participants will develop actionable plans to help them reach their short-term goals and ensure long-term sustainability for the future.