You want to start a business. You have an idea.
The idea is the easy part. Actualizing is where things get tricky. Tricky isn’t going to stop you. You are like an entrepreneurial Dr. Frankenstein carefully piecing your company together. One part concept, one part product development, one part sales plan; zap it with market research, inject some of your own sweat and blood, stitch on some branding for good measure.
Alone in your lab, relying only on your own efforts, your idea probably won’t have much life. Or not for very long. Maybe you make some slow lumbering steps, maybe you just scare the townsfolk. Only sixty per cent of new businesses in Canada survive longer than five years. Here at Enterprise Edmonton we hate that number. It's too low. Good news: we are here to help ensure that you, at least, succeed.
How? Whether it is taking the first step or the next step, our team is here to guide and support you and your business at every key growth stage. At Enterprise Edmonton, we work with our divisional partners, including Innovate Edmonton, to supply programs, workspace, and events through Startup Edmonton and the Advanced Technology Centre. Enterprise Edmonton is here to provide advice, practical guidance, market intelligence, and more through a variety of opportunities, including the Trade Accelerator Program. As a governmental non-profit, we provide this baseline of assistance so that you can connect with who and what you need to grow stronger, so that our city succeeds, faster.