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Start a business

Leduc County is committed to growing through business development, retention and expansion. We aim to foster an environment that promotes innovation, job creation, new investment and growing the local economy.

Whether you are a business looking to expand or an entrepreneur just starting out, we are here to help you succeed.

A business plan is a document that defines your business, your goals, and what you will do to achieve them. Your plan is both a roadmap to guide your business decisions, as well as your sales pitch to potential lenders, suppliers or investors. The Business Development Bank of Canada has a great summary of how to write a business plan and has a free business plan template on their website. 

One of the biggest challenges for new businesses is securing adequate financing to get up and running. Learn about the grants and funding available to businesses in Leduc County.

The Canada Business Network breaks down the differences in business structures (sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation) and provides information on when you need to register your business.

Business licences

Leduc County does not have a business licensing program.

Apply for permits

Depending on your business, there are a number of municipal, provincial and federal permits you may need to apply for.

Nearly all forms of building and development, including starting a home-based business, require a permit to ensure the proposal complies with the County's Land Use Bylaw.

The Government of Alberta licenses, permits and provides regulations for certain business activities.

The Government of Canada has a number of permits, licences and regulations that may apply to your business.

Contact us

Contact Leduc County's Economic Development team for support and information on:

  • Local business community information
  • Site selection assistance
  • Business opportunities

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