Alberta Small Business Resources provides information and links which may be helpful for small business in Alberta. This website is not intended to be an exhaustive list of information for starting and operating a small business, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal and financial advice. 

For more information, please contact a small business advisor.  For your specific business requirements, contact your lawyer and financial advisor.

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Copyright of all materials on this website, including the underlying HTML, text, illustrations, designs, icons, audio clips, video clips, documents, products, software and all other content (“Material”) is either owned by the Government of Alberta, or the Government of Alberta has obtained a licence to use the Material for the website.

The Material on the site is protected by the Copyright Act (Canada). Except as noted in the Terms of Use below, none of the Material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means (“Use” or “Used”), without the prior written consent of the Government of Alberta, or the original creator, where applicable.

To obtain permission to reproduce material on the Government of Alberta website, please send a request to:

Alberta Public Affairs Bureau
Attn: Manager, Internet Communications
6th Floor, Park Plaza
10611 98th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7

The submission can also be made electronically by submitting a detailed request using the Alberta Connects system.

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To obtain permission to use trademarks, please send a request to:

Alberta Public Affairs Bureau
Attn: Manager, Internet Communications
6th Floor, Park Plaza
10611 98th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7

Terms of Use

Terms of Use – Non-Commercial or Educational Use

All information on this site has been posted to provide Albertans with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Alberta.

The information has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial or educational Use and except where otherwise prohibited, may be Used, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Government of Alberta provided the following conditions are complied with:

  • Users must not modify or alter the Material.
  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the Material is accurately reproduced.
  • Users must identify the Government of Alberta as the source of the Material with the following statement:

    “The source of the materials is http://...(website address). The use of these materials by [insert user’s name] is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by the Government of Alberta. Reliance upon [insert user’s name]’s use of these materials is at the risk of the end user.”

Terms of Use – Commercial Use

Use of Material on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial distribution is prohibited, except with written permission from the Government of Alberta. To obtain permission to Use Material on this site for commercial purposes, please contact:

Alberta Public Affairs Bureau
Attn: Manager, Internet Communications
6th Floor, Park Plaza
10611 98th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7

Disclaimer

The Government of Alberta makes every effort to ensure that Albertans are kept up-to-date on the latest activities of government. In doing so, we go to great length to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. However, it must be noted that there may be instances where information is not as current as it can possibly be.

The Material on this site is provided "as is" without warranties or conditions of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, the Government of Alberta disclaims all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights. The Government of Alberta does not warrant or make any other representations regarding the use, accuracy, timelines, applicability, performance, security, availability or reliability of this website or any sites linked to this site, or the results from the use of this website or any sites linked to this website, or otherwise respecting the Material on this website or any sites linked to this website.

Prohibited Uses

Any user of the website is prohibited from using the website for any improper, fraudulent, illegal or malicious purpose, including without limitation, posting Material that may be considered defamatory. The Government of Alberta may delete any such Material from the website and may terminate the user’s access to the website.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence shall the Government of Alberta be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the Material.

Without limiting the generality of the above paragraph, the Government of Alberta is not liable for any virus or other damage that may infect your computer on account of downloading.

Links to Other Websites

Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Alberta are provided solely for the convenience of users and the Government of Alberta is not responsible for the content of any other website. The Government of Alberta does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at these addresses. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. The Government of Alberta encourages users to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before navigating any website or disclosing personal information online.

Links from Other Websites

There may be circumstances where access to this website is provided by a hypertext link located at another website. The Government of Alberta has no responsibility for the content of such other sites and does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at these addresses.

Termination

The Government of Alberta may terminate this authorization, including any licenses contained in this authorization, at any time and further may terminate the user’s access to any and all portions of this website if, the Government of Alberta determines, in its sole discretion, that the user failed to comply with any term of these Terms of Use. On termination, the user must cease use of this website and destroy all Material obtained from this website, and all related documentation and all copies of documentation, whether made under these Terms or otherwise, and/or take any additional or alternative reasonable steps that the Government of Alberta may direct in respect of the termination of the use.