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The Business Link ABDS Presentation 2011


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Aboriginal Business Development Services for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit entrepreneurs and small business owners in Alberta.

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The Business Link ABDS Presentation 2011

  1. 1. The Business Link ABORIGINAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES “ Utilizing Resources and Knowledge” Supporting the growth of Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Alberta!
  2. 2. The Business Link <ul><li>Your first stop for business information </li></ul><ul><li>Information resource centre for entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Potential, new or existing businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta-wide service </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of services are FREE </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal Service is what we are about <ul><li>Information and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on help throughout the business cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Confidential </li></ul><ul><li>No matter where you live in the province </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library Services <ul><li>Small business library collection </li></ul><ul><li>Research services </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical and demographic info </li></ul><ul><li>Books, periodicals, online databases, directories </li></ul>
  5. 5. Guest Advisor Program <ul><li>Business Consultants, Lawyers, Accountants, and Financial Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>FREE, no obligation, no appointment necessary </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one, confidential consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Spring and Fall offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Available in person, by e-mail, by phone anywhere in Alberta – also through video conferencing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Small Business Learning Sessions <ul><li>Practical and affordable: “Quick-to-learn”, “Quick-to-use” on business basics </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by qualified Advisors and successful entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Spring and Fall seasons (registration available online or over the phone) </li></ul><ul><li>Extended to points across Alberta through video conferencing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Aboriginal Business Development Services (ABDS) <ul><li>Specialized program of The Business Link </li></ul><ul><li>Providing links to a network of Aboriginal Business Service Providers in Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>Offering professional support </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources - Guides <ul><li>“ Is Running a Business For Me?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is the Right Business For Me?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aboriginal Business Service Providers in Alberta” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Financing Options for Aboriginal Businesses in Alberta” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aboriginal Business Planning Workbook” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to Become an Independent Contractor” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Information We Provide <ul><li>Start-up and business plans </li></ul><ul><li>Legal and licensing requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Finances and taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>E-business </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recap of Our Services <ul><li>Hands-on personal support </li></ul><ul><li>Library research services </li></ul><ul><li>Small business learning sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Guest advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contact us <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free across the province </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 800 272-9675 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In person – The Business Link in Edmonton and Calgary </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions