Small Business Education

The Small Business Education Grant helps resident small business owners develop entrepreneurship skills through educational programs, courses, seminars, conferences, or workshops. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.

Applications for 2020 will be accepted beginning January 15, 2020.

Objectives

The program aims to achieve the following:

  • To improve preparation and knowledge among prospective resident entrepreneurs
  • To increase business education among resident small business owners
  • To increase the long-term viability of resident small businesses

Funding

The Incentive will cover up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $500, toward an entrepreneurship-specific education activity.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Small Business Education Incentive:

  • Applicants must have a valid Resident Business Licence to operate within the City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • Applicants must have less than 10 employees
  • Applicants who are in arrears of municipal taxes or utilities for any owned property in Fort Saskatchewan will not be eligible
  • Applicants who have previously received a Small Business Education Incentive within the past 3 years will not be eligible

Download the Small Business Education Incentive Application and Guidelines

FAQs

Am I required to use local contractors when applying for any of the Business Development Incentives?

No. While we encourage businesses to use other local business, we want to ensure that applicants have the ability to seek out the most competitive quotations for their projects.

I have a project that would qualify under two incentives. Can I apply for both?

You are permitted to submit applications for more than one incentive; however, you would only be eligible to receive one incentive.

Can I receive more than one incentive?

Recipients of a Small Business Education Incentive would be eligible for another Business Development Program incentive; however, you would not be eligible for another Small Business Education Incentive for another three years.