Where to Start


Where to Start? 

Looking to start your own business but don't know where to start? There are a variety of resources available to you as an entrepreneur. 


Business Coaching 

At Startup Lloydminster we are proud to offer business coaching to our clients. This is a free service for entrepreneurs to access.  By working with our business coach you will have access to a variety of resources and mentors. 

Please contact our Business Coach, Holly Andony, by emailing or by phone 587-789-1363

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We have partnered with LivePlan to assist you as you write your business plan. We know developing your business plan can be daunting, LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups.

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Connectica is a free service that helps users connect with Alberta’s ever-expanding research and innovation network. It is the perfect place to find programs, services, facilities or events that meet your needs. Connectica facilitates introductions between stakeholders, researchers and entrepreneurs, and helps to bridge the gap between Alberta’s research organizations, universities and publicly-funded innovation support services.


Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. They do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics.

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Community Futures

For over 30 years, Community Futures has been helping people just like you turn business ideas into reality in rural Alberta. Our small business specialists connect you with the skills, financing and resources you need to succeed.


Business Link

Business Link is Alberta's entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps Alberta entrepreneurs start their own businesses.


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Square One assists entrepreneurs with the first steps to starting or expanding a business in Saskatchewan.


Biz pal

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business.


Innovation Saskatchewan

At Innovation Saskatchewan, their mission is to be an innovation catalyst serving the needs of individuals, companies and institutions as well as to enhance the role and benefits of innovation in Saskatchewan through:

  • Developing an environment that encourages and rewards innovation;

  • Enhancing the ability of the private sector to innovate and implement innovations, leading the commercialization of new, high value-added products and improved competitiveness; and

  • Fostering coordinated public sector research, development and technology transfer targeted at economic growth for the Province of Saskatchewan.