We can help entrepreneurs in Alberta’s competitive business environment get in the game.

As a local company, you may be able to provide a product or service, but standardized health, safety and insurance requirements may prevent you from being eligible to bid on the contracts you want. BizStream Small Business Program can assist you in meeting industry requirements so you can compete for contracts and get in the game.

BizStream Small Business Program provides information and mentoring to rural Alberta businesses with the potential and desire to engage in contracts with Big Business.

Big business requires that all companies demonstrate the following competencies before a direct contracting relationship can be established:  

  • Health, safety and environment (HSE) compliance
  • ISNetworld membership* (see more details below)
  • Related company experience
  • Qualified human resource management personnel
  • Management strength
  • Financial stability, both historical and current
  • Project management abilities for mobilization and implementation planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Local economic engagement
  • Technical solutions and specifications related to the project

To meet the membership requirements of ISNetworld businesses must demonstrate that they possess:

  • Insurance certificate
  • Safety manuals
  • Safety training
  • WCB coverage

If your company has the expertise, skills and ambition to engage in contracts with big business, but lacks some of the competencies required to secure these contracts, BizStream Small Business Program could be for you.

BizStream supports the online safety training required for ISNetworld membership and provides access to related online management training. It also connects you to mentors whose valuable knowledge and expertise can help you develop opportunities with Alberta’s energy sector.

To find out more about BizStream Small Business Program, contact us today!

Community Futures West Yellowhead
221 Pembina Avenue
Hinton, AB T7V 2B3
(780) 865-1224

Community Futures Yellowhead East
Unit #1, 5023 – 50 Avenue
Box 2185
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1P8
(780) 706-3500

Community Futures Central Alberta
5013 – 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3X1
(403) 342-2055

Community Futures Lloydminster and Region
#5, 4010 – 50 Avenue
Lloydminster, AB T9V 1B2
(780) 875-5458

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