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Small Business

Small business is big business in Saskatchewan.

According to the Saskatchewan Small Business Profile (2019), most businesses operating in Saskatchewan are small businesses. They are active in every sector of our economy, making vital contributions to our province. Small businesses tend to have limited access to information and resources and are unable to afford expensive third-party market research or consulting services.

Starting a business is more than just renting a space and putting up a sign. You’ll need knowledge and skills in many areas, including:

  • Business planning
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Market Research and Marketing Strategies
  • Taxes, such as Income Tax, GST, PST
  • Laws and government regulations, and more.

Regina Public Library provides free access to online courses that cover business, IT, creative design, and many other topics.  We have databases that provide the kind of resources you need for market research and future success, like community demographic information, household spending data, business directories, and industry reports.

We also offer a wide range of in-person business programs and networking opportunities. All business programs are presented by industry professionals such as CPA accountants, lawyers, certified financial planners, government representatives, and local entrepreneurs.

Small Business Week Celebration and Speaker Series

National Small Business Week takes place every year in late October. During this week, we bring together local entrepreneurs to celebrate their hard work and contribution to Regina’s economic success. This event provides opportunities to learn, network, share ideas, and celebrate success.

Business Programs

Some of our other popular programs include:

  • Starting a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Tax Strategies for Small Business
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Facebook for Small Business
  • Buying a Franchise Business
  • Legal Steps to Buying a Business
  • Cash Management for Small Business


Tim Xie
Business Services Specialist

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