The Rural Alberta Business Centre (RABC) Program is a partnership between the Government of Alberta and local organizations actively involved with the business community. RABCs provide advice and information to entrepreneurs and small business to assist them in making informed business decisions.
What Services Do RABCs Offer?
The rural business centres provide services to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and managers at all stages of the business life cycle from the start-up to expansion to succession planning.
Each rural business centre is staffed by a small business advisor who assists in providing one-on-one business advice, seminars, workshops, and access to relevant information about small businesses and business opportunities. Information and materials will be tailored to the specific needs of communities served by each RABC.
While most services are free, a small fee may apply to some educational offerings.
Please visit the RABC office closest to you for more in-depth information and service offerings in your community.
Why Was The RABC Program Developed?
The RABC Program was developed to enhance access to timely and relevant small business services in rural Alberta in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Who Are The Partner Organizations?
As part of the program, community partnerships are leveraged with organizations including Community Futures offices, Chambers of Commerce, a Regional Economic Development Alliance, a community learning centre, municipalities, and others to manage and support the RABC Program.
The following four communities are presently participating in the program:
In partnership with the North Alberta Information HUB Ltd., the local Regional Economic Development Alliance in the area