Accounting & Finance

Accounting

Regardless of the type of business you run, proper accounting practices are key to creating a profitable organization. The following resources provide insight into one of the more complicated aspects of running a business.

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Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta

Find a certified accountant to assist your business.

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Planning Your Approach to Financing

This resource from The Business Link presents information on planning the movement of cash through your business to ensure your business can operate successfully.

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Financing

Financing is a crucial aspect of business as it can provide the necessary funds that fuel business activities. There are a variety of financing techniques that businesses and consumers can use to receive capital, the following resources cover a few of the options.

 

Overview

The Business Link provides information on financing options and sources.

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Government Grants, Loans and Financing

This search tool will help you find out what type of government financing might be available for your business.

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. BDC’s mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Banking and Financing

There are many financing options that businesses in Canada can choose from to raise capital. Business owners should be aware of the legislation and regulations that govern each type of business financing.

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Business Operating Cost Studies

These cost studies provide financial and technical data on after-tax business costs and consumer cost information for selected Alberta communities.

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Canada Small Business Financing Program

This resource is a portal for financing and loan information from Industry Canada.

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Registered Insurance Companies in Alberta

The Alberta Superintendent of Insurance maintains a list of all insurance companies operating in Alberta. Consumers can use this list to verify if their insurance company is licensed.

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Credit Unions of Alberta

If you are starting or growing a business, you may find it easier to get a loan if you have a relationship with a credit union. The majority of credit union business clients operate small-or-medium sized companies.

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Loan and Trust Corporations in Alberta

The Government of Alberta maintains this list of all loan and trust corporations registered to operate in Alberta.

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Debt Financing

Debt financing usually comes from loans made to a company from a bank or other external financial source. The loans are expected to be repaid with interest.

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Equity Financing

Equity financing is acquired from investors, such as shareholders of the corporation. Investors that provide equity funding receive a share in the ownership of your business and in your profits in return for their contribution.

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Canadian Youth Business Foundation Financing

Futurpreneur Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada support Canada’s young entrepreneurs with financing to launch their businesses.

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