Community support you need to know about: Business Link

Community support you need to know about: Business Link

Charla Smith & Company is always looking for ways to help Calgarians succeed financially. In this blog we highlight an Alberta organization called Business Link, and we recently provided support to this organization by authoring a blog for its website called When is it time to reach out for help?.

According to its website, Business Link has been around since 1996, and is part of a network of organizations supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs across Canada. It is a not-for-profit organization which partners with federal and provincial governments as well as many other organizations, and is assisted by volunteers. Business Link is focused on helping people start their own businesses, including specialized support programs for Indigenous and immigrant entrepreneurs.



One of the things a Licensed Insolvency Trustee can do for those who reach out to us for help is refer them to other services. Sometimes, when appropriate, we provide information about options that are alternatives to a formal insolvency filing. Other times, we point people to assistance that is complementary to filing a consumer proposal or bankruptcy so they can set themselves up for success afterwards. At Charla Smith & Company, our goal is to help people truly solve their financial problems, so we’re always on the lookout for programs that might help with that.

We've been familiar with Business Link for many years, having attended some of their events and presentations, and we think the resources Business Link provides may help those looking to elevate their financial position by starting up their own business.

Business Link's website lists many ways it can help people, including:

  • One-on-one advice and support provided by in-house experts on topics ranging from preparing a business plan to navigating regulations to reaching export markets
  • Market research to explore whether a market exists for a business idea
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and business experts
  • Training in the form of website resources, webinars, and blog posts prepared by business experts

Business Link is well-connected to expert volunteers and other organizations that offer support to small business owners, and is dedicated to linking entrepreneurs to these resources. Check out their website for more information or to contact them.

If you or your business are struggling with debt or need support beyond what Business Link can provide, feel free to reach out to us to see if we can help. If not, we may be able to direct you to other resources or options.

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