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Business Start-Up Guide now available in our community

Last Updated May 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm MDT

Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Deron Bilous, helps launch the Back to Business Resource Centre. Jenna Hamilton/REPORTER

Tips and a start-up guide are now available for entrepreneurs and business owners who are looking to start a business in the RMWB.

The guide is called “Your guide to Starting and Operating a Business in Wood Buffalo” and it provides ample information for residents who are new to the community, are considering starting a business, or are new to owning a business in the RMWB.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo, S.Millard Chartered Professional Accountant and the Insurance Bureau of Canada all took part in creating the Guide and a big thanks goes to the Government of Alberta and Global Affairs Canada who developed and distributed the Guide.

“This Guide meets the needs of business owners and entrepreneurs who have been coming to the Business Resource Centre looking for information about starting a business,” Said Andrea Haley, Acting Manager, Economic Development. “Our goal was to make it easy for business owners to find both the information and resources they need to put their plans into action.”

Questions about the Guide and economic development within the RMWB can be answered by calling 1-888-WBEC-DEV (923-2338), or by email at economic.development@rmwb.ca. You can additionally visit the Business Resource Centre at 309 Powder Drive.

The Guide is available at the following organizations:

  • Economic Development’s Business Resource Centre
  • Community Futures Wood Buffalo
  • Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort McMurray Construction Association
  • Fort McMurray Tourism
  • Keyano College
  • Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association
  • Planning and Development at Timberlea Landing
  • All Rural Offices

You can also download the Guide at Business Start-Up Guide.