Small Business Resources
Business Improvement Loans
The Town of Picture Butte is partnered with Community Futures - Lethbridge Region to offer interest free business improvement loans up to $10,000 to small businesses in Picture Butte. More information can be found at lethbridgeregion.albertacf.com/services/business-improvement-loans.
Digitial Service Squad Program
The Digital Service Squad is one of two free programs offered through the Digital Economy Program, the other being ShopHERE by Google; small businesses are free to sign up for one or both programs. The Digital Economy Program is administered and funded by Business Link, Digital Main St, and the Government of AB. The program ends on March 31st
The DSS program is intended to help small businesses expand their e-commerce capabilities. It is available to home-based and commercial small businesses registered in Alberta with fewer than 50 employees
. The DSS provides businesses with one-on-one assistance in setting up SEO (search engine optimization) for their website, developing and implementing a social media strategy, setting up and managing Google My Business, and providing support in setting up a basic website. Eligible businesses will need to complete an online assessment to evaluate their needs, then meet with a squad member to develop an action plan.
Businesses can sign up and complete their needs assessment using this link - Registration | Digital Main Street
Further details on the DSS program and FAQ can be found on our website - Digital Service Squad - Community Futures Lethbridge Region | Community Futures Lethbridge Region (albertacf.com)
More information on the other DEP offering, ShopHERE by Google, can be found here - ShopHERE | Digital Economy Program (businesslink.ca)