Support Services

Support Services 

The Town of Biggar employs an Community Development Officer (CDO) who is responsible for the administration, planning, implementation, and promotion of the community’s economic development projects. The CDO offers support services to entrepreneurs, businesses, and community groups to help them achieve their goals for economic growth. The CDO will conduct and compile research for clients, assist with writing business plans, develop and manage community economic development initiatives, and much more.

Entrepreneurs and businesses in Saskatchewan have access to additional funding and support services from several organizations. Services include: business plan development, loans, training and education, industry information, and much more. Please see the following list of links for support or contact the Community Development Officer at the Town Office to learn more about these organizations.

New Businesses

Please click on any of the following headings to be redirected to their website for more information.

Start Up Checklist

Access guides and checklists for starting different types of businesses.

Business Planning

Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statistics.

Business Plan Template & Guide

This business plan template and guide is the result of 20 years of research into the types of business plans that help entrepreneurs and executives raise funding and build thriving companies.

BDC Business Loans: Start Up Financing

One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. That’s why BDC’s start-up financing is designed to provide a complete solution to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

Clarence Campeau Development Fund

This program is intended to assist Métis entrepreneurs by providing capital through repayable contributions that will enhance the applicant’s ability to leverage financing from other institutions and agencies

Community Futures of Saskatchewan

Flexible, affordable Community Futures loans are specifically designed for new start-ups, expansions, or to buy a business in a rural community. Solutions are tailored to meet the needs of the individual business and decisions are made locally.  

Creative Saskatchewan: Investment Program

Creative Saskatchewan is a leader supporting collaboration, entrepreneurial capacity, innovation and convergence that maximizes leveraged resources, commercial success and market access for Saskatchewan’s creative industries and producers.

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

We can assist you with accessing business loans.

Futurpreneur Canada: Start Up Program

We offer collateral-free loans at better interest rates than most banks. But we can’t do it alone. We’re able to finance up to $15,000 per business.

Self Employment Program

If you are an unemployed resident of Saskatchewan, you may be able to get help starting or developing your business.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

With loans of up to $150,000 ($250,000 through our partnerships), WESK is proudly dedicated to helping women like YOU create jobs, grow sustainable businesses and fuel Saskatchewan’s prosperity.  

Existing Businesses

BDC Small Business Loan: For Existing Businesses

Quickly access the funds you need, at an interest rate you can afford. Best of all, you can postpone your capital payment for the first 6 months and repay your loan at your pace over 5 years. Click here for details.

BDC Change of Ownership

Are you thinking of selling a business? Have you developed an exit strategy? Get started by learning all there is to know about how to value a business. You’ll get the right results when you’re armed with an accurate business valuation and a blueprint for moving on.  For more information click here.

Innovation Canada

Tell us your story. Lists of programs and services tailored to your specific business needs. 

Business Development Resources

Business Development Basics

“Business development” is a broad topic that has not one but at least a hundred different definitions. For some, it’s marketing, or at least a kinda-sorta marketing. For others, it’s a fancy name for sales or client onboarding.

Building Your Brand Basics

The most common definition of brand positioning is the “space” your company owns in a customer’s mind. From service organizations to retailers, manufacturers, and non-profits, brand positioning works to make what you offer instantly recognizable to those who would benefit by working with your business. One thing is clear: no organization can truly thrive in its market without an established brand position.

Digital Marketing Basics

Ask any successful business or professional service organization how they got from where they started to where they are today, and they’ll tell you that they had a clear goal (or goals) and then took the steps they needed to achieve those goals. Their path may have been direct. Do Thing A, then Thing B in order to get this final result.