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Getting Started


Are you thinking about starting or expanding your business in Hanna?  Good choice!

Hanna is a great place for entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas.  This business section of the Town’s website is designed to provide existing and prospective businesses with information about a wide variety of programs, services and information available to start-up, expanding or existing enterprise.

Hanna is a caring community of welcoming citizens. The spirit of innovation and cooperation thrives in our community, inspiring and nurturing entrepreneurs who work hard to make their business dreams and goals realities.  They recognize the advantages of small town education, affordable cost of living, short commutes and safe neighborhoods and have chosen to 

The Town strives to positively influence the growth and well-being of the community, by promoting, attracting and supporting commercial and industrial development; job creation and retention; and an improved tax base, while maintaining and advancing a high quality of life for residents.

The Town recognizes the benefits of ongoing development and growth within the community.

Starting or Expanding

Thinking of starting or expanding your business in Hanna?  Good choice! Hanna is a great place for entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas.  Starting or expanding a business is a challenge and we want to assist you in getting started.  The staff and Councillors work closely with  Employment, Immigration & Industry, Meridian Community Futures Development Corporation (MCFDC) and with regional and provincial partners to keep up to date with business developments.  You can download a basic business plan template from this site and assistance in developing a business plan can be obtained from the Town of Hanna, Employment, Immigration & Industry, the Federal Business Development Bank and Meridian Community Futures Development Corporation. Contact information for the above listed agencies can be found below.

If your business plan includes any new construction or a change in use or intensity of your existing business, you may require a development permit and/or other permits.

Developing a business plan is one of the first steps you should take. The better prepared you are to properly assess the potential risks involved the more likely you are to overcome problems when they occur.