Evening Self Employment Program

This is an evening program in which participants will develop a comprehensive business plan and launch their business. Participants of the Evening Self Employment Program will receive classroom instruction and individual business coaching. The online classroom portion of the program takes place twice per week over 12 weeks. You will receive one-on-one business coaching once a week for 24 weeks. A group will have a maximum of 12 participants.

Business Coaching

Business coaching is designed to support participants with individual needs that may not be covered or are more difficult to address in the classroom. This one on one relationship provides an amazing opportunity for participants to receive tailored feedback and support throughout their start-up process. Your business coaching sessions will take place once per week during the program and is available for an additional 12 weeks after the program.


Micro Business Loans of up to $10,000.00 are available for participants who successfully complete the Evening Self Employment Program. Participants need to have a completed business plan, up to date financials, and acceptable credit history. Credit history does not have to be perfect. We are only able to provide loans to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Momentum’s Micro Business Loans are available at a 2% interest rate with 2-4 year terms of repayment. Completion of the program does not guarantee a participant’s loan application will be approved.

6 months total - includes 3 months of in-class learning. Coaching provided for 6 months as needed.
Free (There is no Alberta Income Support or Employment Insurance support for this program)
Learn the skills

  • Write a comprehensive business plan
  • Learn how to operate a successful business
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings with a Business Coach
  • Develop marketing and sales skills
  • Develop money management skills
  • Develop goal setting and decision-making skills
Do you qualify?

  • You are living on a low income or seeking financial independence
  • You have a realistic business idea and are ready to start your business while in the program
  • You are available to attend classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • You are coachable, committed, and ready to start your business!
Get Started

Let’s talk about your business idea! If you would like to apply for the Evening Self Employment Program please fill in the form below, call 403 204 2657, or email business@momentum.org to find out this program is best for you.

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