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Starting a Business

The following links have been organized by region in order to help you find the information most relevant to your business: 

If you are buying or developing a business in the City of Lethbridge, check out the Starting a Business page. It features information about obtaining a business license, bylaws and development.
If you are buying or developing a business in the Lethbridge County, you may need to contact the Planning & Development department and complete a Development Application Form .

For information on all necessary permits required for your business, you can visit BizPal.   

If you are looking for start-up advisory services, assistance with business planning and access to loans, Community Futures Lethbridge can help.

If you are new to business in Alberta, you may  need to visit Alberta Corporate Registery for information on how to incorporate or register your business in the province. Through this site, you can find the Corporate Registry Forms and local Registry Agents.
In starting your business, you may also be looking for sources of funding. The Business Link is Alberta’s Business Information Service and has various available funding opportunities.
If you are interested in buying a business, Business Link also has a How to Buy a Business Checklist.

Canada Business - Government Services for Entrepreneurs  can help you with each step in the process of starting a business in Canada.
Corporations Canada can provide assistance with incorporating your business. 

For start-up advisory services, you can visit Business Development Bank of Canada. Canada Business offers comprehensive information if you are looking to buy a business.

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has a Start-Up Program that provides support to you as you get your business off the ground. CYBF also has a Newcomer Program that provides specialized resources and support to young entrepreneurs who are new to Canada.
The CYBF Pre-Launch Coaching and Resources page provides information about community partners, entrepreneurs-in-residence, as well as access to an Online Business Resource Centre. 


Economic Development Lethbridge
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Phone: (403) 331-0022
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Investment Inquiries Contact:
Heather McIntosh-Rivera, Director
Business Development & Operations

Phone: (403) 331-0022

Convention & Events Contact:
Kerry Lowe, Vice President
Convention Development & Partnerships

Phone: (403) 331-0022

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