Small Business Toolkit
What is the Local Business Tool Kit?
The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce's Local Business Tool Kit is intended to help promote the success and long term prosperity of both local businesses, and our region as a whole by connecting businesses with necessary resources. Some groups that can likely benefit from the Tool Kit include businesses that are:
- New local startups.
- Looking to grow in the market.
- Established but looking to save money on operations.
- Interested in hiring new talent.
What is Inside the Tool Kit?
The Local Business Tool Kit features resources for business owners including, but not limited to:
- A checklist of fundamental business elements.
- Importance of Social media usage to build your brand.
- E-Commerce and how it can help your sales.
- Grants and funding for a hand in growth.
- Recruitment and hiring to get the best people.
- Local initiatives that benefit everyone.
Need to Get Your Business EDI and Social Procurement Ready?
Welcome to Alberta's first workplace resource centre for workplace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).:
We have also written two sample procurement policies to get you ready for Social Procurement Bidding. Click to download them now:
Where Can I Find More Resources?
In addition to the PDF Tool Kit, the Chamber provides many other resources in our business Tool Kit to help your business grow, including:
- Local business directory
- Starting a business | Alberta.ca
- Starting a Business | Business Link
- Starting a Business | Community Futures Wood Buffalo (albertacf.com)
- Starting a Business | Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo (fmwb.ca)
- Starting a business - Canada.ca
- Chamber Events
- Job Postings
- An online platform to list your request for proposals
- Our exclusive Member Portal system
- Direct business support from our staff
Funding and Financing
There are also many sources of funding and financing. Come in and chat with us so we can direct you to the best options for your business.
- Loans | Community Futures Wood Buffalo (albertacf.com)
- Capital Growth Initiative Loan | Community Futures Wood Buffalo (albertacf.com)
- Business loans and business financing | BDC.ca
- Get Started - Futurpreneur Canada
- Canada.ca - Business Benefits Finder
- Find a loan for your small business (canada.ca)
- Canada Small Business Financing Program
- Business Banking | ATB Financial
Labour & Workforce:
- Labour Market Toolkit
- Alberta is Calling: Alberta Is Calling
- Job Fairs: Job Fairs - Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, AB
Training & Employment:
- Canada-Alberta Job Grant: Canada-Alberta Job Grant | Alberta.ca
- Driving Back to Work Grant Program: Driving Back to Work Grant Program | Alberta.ca
- YMCA Bridging The Gap Program: Bridging the Gap (BTG) | YMCA of Northern Alberta
Student Work Supports:
- CAREERS: The Next Generation: Get an Internship - Careers The Next Generation (careersnextgen.ca)