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Big Co-operatives

Co-operatives often look for opportunities to invest in the communities they serve through business advice, grants, or financing. Some of the notable programs include the Community Economic Development Funds from the Co-operators, the Community Spaces Program from the Co-operative Retailing System, and Community Investment programs from United Farmers of Alberta. Some of the many Credit Unions across western Canada also provide community grants, business advice, and commercial financing that is instrumental to building a new business. Check out the four credit union centrals to find a credit union near your community.

Business resources make life easier

Need a business plan? Start here. The Biz Plan Creator is an easy-to-use and helpful tool. Designed to guide you through the process, the Biz Plan Creator offers a user-friendly platform and clear advice at every stage. Plus, it includes a secure account and customized branding of your plan. So, you can leave and come back to your plan as needed. And when you’re done, a branded PDF business plan ready for investors and financiers is your reward.