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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.

Rural Alberta Business Center
Craig Berke, Small Business Advisor
401 Centre St.
Hanna, AB 
T0J 1P0
Phone: (403) 854-2099
Toll Free:  1-888-854-2099

Employment, Immigration & Industry
Elvira Smid
Director, Medicine Hat Region
109 Provincial Building 346 – 3 Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB 
T1A 0G7
Phone: (403)-529-3630
Fax: (403)-529-3140

Meridian Community Futures Development Corporation
Box 2167
Kindersley, SK 
S0L 1S0
Toll Free: 1-888-919-3800
Phone: (306) 463-1850
Fax: (306) 463-1855

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.