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Home & Small Business Webinars
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Business Experience Representatives
Business Experience Reps guide applicants through the entire licensing process, creating faster and more predictable outcomes.
We work with local entrepreneurs who are interested in opening a restaurant, brewery, or urban agriculture business in Calgary to review your business licence application, make sure the appropriate permits are applied for and ensure that all parts of your application are submitted to get you through the process, faster.Contact a Business Experience Rep
Home based childcare
On January 1, 2023, the City of Calgary is introducing a new business licence for home-based child care providers. This licence will ensure minimum standards are in place to protect the health and safety of children in private home-based child care.
Applications open Dec. 27, 2022.Learn more about the new business licence type
Small business webinars
Thank you for participating in our 2022 webinars. Check back in January for our 2023 schedule, or watch our previously recorded webinars.
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Opening a Hair Salon in Calgary
Opening a Restaurant and Brewery in Calgary
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Business Improvement Areas
We work with Business Improvement Areas to support over 6,000 businesses. They help create some of Calgary's best known and most loved neighbourhoods with a variety of local businesses.