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Business Basics 30

Business Basics 30 is meant for people living on a low or fixed income (such as AISH) who would like to start a small, home-based business to supplement their income. You will discuss business plan topics in a group setting and write your own business plan. Through this 30 hour program you will build the essential skills you need to develop your business idea – and put it into action!


This is an afternoon program that takes place 2 times per week over 6 weeks (a total of 12 classes). A group will have a maximum of 12 participants.

Upcoming Dates

October 23, 2018 – November 27, 2018

February 19, 2019 – March 28, 2019

October 15, 2019 – November 21, 2019


1:30pm – 4:00pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays during the program dates


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 business plans outside of class time. Participants can reasonably expect the program commitment to be 10-20 hours per week.

Business Coaching

There is no coaching provided in the Business Basics 30 program.


Momentum Fundability MicroLoans of up to $1,500 are available for participants who have successfully completed Business Basics 30. 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 MicroLoans are available at a 5% interest rate with 2-4 year terms of repayment. Completion of the program does not guarantee a participant’s loan application will be approved.

Duration: 30 hours
Cost: Free - There is no Alberta Income support or Employment Insurance support for this program

Learn the skills

  • Write a brief business plan
  • Gain an understanding of your competition
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Learn how to price your product or service
  • Learn the basics of business budgeting and tracking

Do you qualify?

This program is for people who meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • You are living on a low income (such as AISH)
  • 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 30 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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