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Self Employment Training Program

EPSS is pleased to offer a 26-week Self Employment Training Program (SETP) to teach you the skills necessary to run your own business. We will foster your entrepreneurial spirit while offering realistic advice and hands-on, one-on-one training.

Our experienced business consultants will provide you with a realistic assessment of your business. Throughout the program you will receive hands-on small business training, business planning assistance, marketing strategies, one-on-one coaching, online support and funding assistance (if eligible).

See our Events page for a list of upcoming Orientation sessions for the SETP program. These sessions are offered bi-monthly and are free to attend. Call us to register today! 1.877.643.6249.

Program features:

  • One-on-one business consulting
  • BOSS program: Intensive entrepreneurial training
  • Advanced business workshops called BOSSier: Bookkeeping, Social Media & Customer Service 
  • Personal development: Goal Setting & Time Management
  • Set your own start date
  • Funding may be available

At EPSS Self Employment Training Program we focus on you, the entrepreneur. We want you to succeed and will help you reach your goals.

Who is eligible?

Residents of central Alberta who are unemployed, receiving benefits through Employment Insurance, or underemployed and interested in starting a business.

You Need

  1. A business idea
  2. To demonstrate a personal commitment (cash or capital)
  3. A desire to develop and implement a business plan
  4. To be a resident of central Alberta

Getting Started

  1. Call EPSS and arrange for an assessment of your idea and commitment
  2. Apply at anytime
  3. Set your own start date

What We Provide

  • A realistic assessment of your business idea
  • Business planning assistance
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Marketing strategies
  • Small business training & advice
  • Funding if eligible