Starting a Business
In Swift Current & District
Saskatchewan's Best Business Environment
We’re open for business in some of the world’s most exciting sectors – renewable energy, natural resources, agri-business, and other emerging industries.
Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can offer numerous advantages such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule and making a living doing something you enjoy. But, becoming a successful entrepreneur requires thorough planning, creativity and hard work.
Preparing to starting a new business is as invigorating as it is challenging. From assessing your readiness to be an entrepreneur to launching your business and everything in between, Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce has the resources to help position you and your business for success.
Small Business Start-up Checklist
Starting a business is a journey that takes thought, planning, and effort. There are many steps to consider. If you think becoming a business owner is right for you, this checklist can help you get started.
Licensing & Permitting
Every business operating in Swift Current & District, regardless of the industry-type and location, should do the following:
Zoning approval is required to operate a business in Swift Current and to obtain a Swift Current business license. Businesses that are exempt from local business license requirements by provincial or federal law must still contact Zoning to receive approval to operate their business. For access to current zoning information, see the City of Swift Current’s website or the R.M. of Swift Current & District No.137. The Swift Current Zoning Department can be reached at 306-778-2740 or in person at the City of Swift Current located at 177 1st Ave NE, Swift Current, SK.