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Many Benefits of Being a Licensed Local Business

Getting a business licence is a great investment in your company — and a relatively small one at that. A business licence tells your customers you run a legitimate business that complies with local laws and regulations. It also provides access to tax breaks, funding opportunities and support programs.

Business Licences Help Secure Grant Funding

Did you know that business licence data helps the County track regional stats? This data is critical when applying for provincial and federal grant funding to inject back into the local business community.

Business Licence Resources

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A licence helps certify that a business like a restaurant or pharmacy is operating safely. But what about smaller operations like a home-based consultancy or a tradesperson for hire?

It's common for some small businesses to fly under the radar, but they often short-change themselves in the long run. Below is a list of the reasons we recommend a licence for any company selling their goods and services in the Lac Ste. Anne region.

Thinking of getting a new business licence or renewing your old one? Submit your application or renewal/amendment form today, or review the features and benefits below to better understand how a business licence with Lac Ste. Anne County can help your operation thrive.

Branding, Marketing and Promotion Benefits

There are a number of great promotional perks you can leverage when you register your local business with Lac Ste. Anne County. Check out a few of the key ones below.

Promotion via County Media Channels

At the County, we go to great lengths to help tell the stories of our registered local businesses to the world at large. Businesses like:

Free Listing on the Shop the County Directory

Our Shop the County business directory is designed to help businesses in the Lac Ste. Anne region succeed by putting them on the map for all to see, and by giving them the tools to manage their own listings. It's one of the ways the County works to provide value for registered local businesses.

To get listed in the directory, and to access its tools and learning library resources, you need a valid business licence.

Access to the Digital Service Squad

One of the ways the County helps local business owners succeed is via the Digital Service Squad. This is a brand new — and free — pilot program provided by the Government of Alberta in partnership with Business Link and Digital Main Street.

Got a licensed County business? You're eligible for one-on-one training on digital tools and technologies to grow your online presence and drive more traffic to your door.

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