Resources & Support
When operating a business, there are so many things to keep track of, which can grow stressful and frustrating as they begin to pile up. At Vegreville's Economic Development department, it's our job to help. Below are websites and organizations that can help you with navigating these tasks.
Town of Vegreville Vegreville Economic Development
This department is in place to directly assist anyone running a business in Vegreville. The Economic Development Manager, Bob Bezpalko, is there to provide advice and direction as well as help with other support. This could include referrals for training or financing courses, marketing advice, or assistance with information on renovations.
Economic Development Incentives
The Economic Development department offers two incentive opportunities for our existing businesses, the Business Revitalization Program and the Non-Residential Development Incentive Program.
Vegreville & District Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is there to help businesses with advice, support in the form of a number of business programs, advice, links to Covid-19 assistance for businesses, and a forum to network with other Vegreville businesses.
Vegreville Agricultural Society
The Vegreville Agricultural Society’s primary focus is to promote and improve various types of livestock, grain and homemaking skills in a social environment.
Vegreville Rotary Club
A non profit group who provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Vegreville Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs
Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of dedicated member volunteers who serve their community’s greatest need through hosting and sponsoring events and community service projects.
Alberta Small Business Resources
Find resources on many topics of business ownership. Including how to effectively keep a business running, increase productivity, expand, close or sell a business.
Business Link provides resources for all facets of running a business. They can assist you with keeping up on management and operational tasks as well as offering legal, accounting, and marketing advice. They also host, sponsor, and participate in events and webinars that give small business owners the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
AWE provides free advising services to women entrepreneurs in Alberta. An AWE Business Advisor can help you talk through your business strategy, your delivery model, and how to manage cash flow. They can also delve into marketing, talk about mindset management, connect you with other resources, and more.
Business & Industry
Hubs for provincial & federal resources and regulations for entrepreneurs and business owners.
A national, non-profit organization with an internationally recognized mentoring program for business owners aged 18-39. This program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors. As a part of Futurpreneur's volunteer mentoring program, mentors provide business advice, as well as support and encouragement, to help young entrepreneurs remain focused on what is important for the success of their business.
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
The Northeast Alberta Information HUB is an alliance of communities, colleges, and industry that conveys demographic information on our region and surrounding communities
Western Economic Diversification Canada
The Western Canada Business Service Network (WCBSN) is a group of independent organizations that receive WD funds to help Western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses.
Community Futures offers business counselling and advisory services, as well as consulting services for topics such as marketing plans, feasibility studies and investment attraction strategies
Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations.