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Business Basics 15

This program can help you decide if your idea can be turned into a successful business through the completion of a feasibility study. If you’re not sure about your business idea, this program is a good place to start before committing to one of our longer programs.

What is a feasibility study?

A feasibility study can help you decide if your idea can be turned into a successful business. You will figure out how much money you will need to start the business, research companies who provide the same product/service, and determine who your target customer would be. The feasibility study will help you decide if you want to start the business, and if you want to apply for one of Momentum’s longer business programs.


This is an afternoon classroom program that takes place 3 times per week over 2 weeks (a total of 6 classes). A group will have a maximum of 14 participants. Successful participants attend each class and participate in group discussions.

Upcoming Dates

February 26, 2019 – March 7, 2019

May 28, 2019 – June 6, 2019

September 10, 2019 – September 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 – November 28, 2019


1:00pm – 3:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the program weeks


It is expected that participants have 100% attendance with absences allowable only under special circumstances. There may be a need for participants to work on their feasibility studies outside of class time. Participants can reasonably expect the program commitment to be 10 hours per week.

Business Coaching

There is no business coaching provided in the Business Basics 15 program.


MicroLoans are not available for participants in Business Basics 15.

Duration: 15 hours, part-time
Cost: Free. There is no Alberta Income support or Employment Insurance support for this program.

Learn the skills

  • Learn your entrepreneurial characteristics
  • Explore and refine your business idea
  • Complete preliminary research
  • Conduct a feasibility study and make a decision about the likely success of your business idea
  • Decide on next steps, which may include applying for one of Momentum’s longer Programs

Do you qualify?

  • You are living on a low income
  • You have not finished school
  • You have any conditions that limit employment options
  • You have a language or cultural barrier


Let’s talk about your business idea! If you would like to apply for Business Basics 15 please call 403-204-2657 or email business@momentum.org and we can find out if you are a good fit our programs.

You can also attend one of our free Exploring Entrepreneurship information sessions to learn more about our business programs and receive an application.

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