September 5, 2018

Calgary becomes first Canadian city to allow businesses to start online

As of July 31st, small businesses in Calgary can get started online, thereby forgoing any brick and mortar transactions. New online applications will allow businesses to get licensing and permits entirely in the virtual world. Director of Calgary Business Services explained that greater efficiency and speed was what Calgary start-ups were after. Calgary is the first Canadian city to make this a reality for its small-business owners, with the possibility of more to follow. In the fall, Calgary also has plans to allow businesses to renew or modify their commercial entities online.

“Business owners can now apply for licences and permits in a single online application, the city said in a news release.”

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