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Hospitality: Business Resources: Competition

A guide for HBVR 355, MKTG 326, and Culinary Entrepreneurship students creating business and marketing plans

Business Establishments

How many similar businesses are in your area?

  • The Calgary Open Data Catalogue will give you a CSV file of every licensed Calgary business. It gives a quick description of the business, its address, and the community it’s in.
  • Search the Alberta Corporate Registery. Corporate Registry is a centralized storehouse of corporate information for currently and formerly registered Alberta corporations, registered extra-provincial corporations, partnerships and trade names (business names), and non profit organizations.This information is public information and is available to anyone upon request. A request for information from Corporate Registry's records is called a 'search'. All search services are provided by authorized service providers.
  • Canadian Information Database Business Registry provides the number of business establishments by NAICS category (not detailed codes) for communities.
  • The Government of Alberta maintains a list of association directories online. You can also contact provincial associations directly to learn if they maintain a directory of their members.

Company Research

Who are your potential competitors?

Use this page to locate information on:

  • company information
  • SWOT analyses
  • company profiles, and more

Competition Mapping

Google Maps is a great tool for geographical information.  You can see where your competition is on a map by typing in the city and the type of business, for example "Calgary bakeries".

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