External Business Resources

Beyond the resources offered by the Town of Cochrane, there are a number of local, provincial and federal resources available to support your business. 

Local resources

Municipalities like Rocky View County and the City of Calgary offer resources to help support local businesses. Other local organizations, like Community Futures Centre West Region, have programs and services available to support new and growing businesses. 

Provincial resources

Business Link is a non-profit that helps support new small businesses in Alberta. Services on offer include consultations with business experts and market research support. 

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs is a non-profit dedicated to providing women in business is Alberta with tools and resources to support their businesses. 

Federal resources

At the federal level, you can find resources for trade, taxes and intellectual property, as well as information about the Canadian economy and various industries.

Prairies Economic Development Canada

Prairies Economic Development Canada supports business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Trade Commissioner Service

Provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, this tool provides customized market information and international reports.

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

If your business exports products or services, the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance can provide export information and data.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

This federal department works with Canadians to improve investment conditions and build a fair and competitive marketplace.

Canada Revenue Agency

Find information on taxes, customs and related rules and regulations in Canada.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC supports businesses by helping manage risks with international supply chains, as well as providing other resources for global markets.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Find information on patents, trademarks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property.