When Losing Leads to Success: Dunnebells

Category: Success stories

Lucy Dunne noticed a gap in an oversaturated market after losing weight and realising that her journey was largely unsupported. After the incredible journey of losing and maintaining 80 pounds of weight loss, Lucy launched Dunnebells in April 2017. Dunnebells is an online personal training company with a social mandate that helps clients to lose weight, build muscle, develop healthy habits, and truly become the best version of themselves.

Challenges and Changes in Retail Space

Category: Business planning Entrepreneurship In the community

If you’ve ever been to the Business Link office in downtown Edmonton, you know it can be hard to find. Not because it’s hidden, but because it has a Bermuda Triangle-like quality about it. But, if you’ve been in our neighbourhood this summer, you might have noticed a business that actually did pop up then disappear.

What does it mean when we say "trusted advisor"?

Category: Business planning Operations

Oxford Dictionaries respectively defines trust as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something, and the term advice as guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent future action.
According to Strategic Psychology, trust allows us to navigate the uncertain and complex world we live in today.

Social Media for Small Business: Which Platform Should I Use?

Category: Marketing Social media marketing

Deciding to begin social media marketing is easy. Everyone says you should do it. But how do you get started? We're helping make it easier for Albertan entrepreneurs with this handy infographic. Find your goals on the chart, and follow the lines to the social media channels that work best for you. Try to pick one to start with (two at the most) unless you have a dedicated marketer working for you. Remember, every business is different, and your marketing needs will differ, too. At Business Link, we use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

A Global World: Breaking Down Barriers

Category: Entrepreneurship

The world is an ever-evolving, ever-changing place. Never before have we as a species seen such interconnectedness among nations and groups of people. We have all overcome the walls and barriers between our nations to find our place in this world. With such a diverse array of individuals spread across this planet, nations can no longer trap themselves within a jingoistic mentality and must explore and actively seek out robust global talent.

Top 5 Growth Industries for New Entrepreneurs in Alberta

Category: Business planning Entrepreneurship

Albertan entrepreneurs always seek to know the growth potential of their industry and other industries that exist within their ecosystem, especially immigrant entrepreneurs who might be new to the province. There is no crystal ball that sees into the future. However, some indicators give us a fairly good view of industries that are doing well.
Here are five industries with a potential for growth over the next few years.


Overcoming Challenges as an Immigrant Entrepreneur in Alberta

Category: Entrepreneurship Startup

Let it be said right away, entrepreneurship is difficult for everyone whether you are an immigrant or not. However, it is fair to say that it is even harder for immigrant entrepreneurs as they face specific challenges in addition to those shared with Albertan-born entrepreneurs.

16 Social Media Basics for Small Business

Category: Marketing Social media marketing

Own a small business in Alberta? You've probably been told that your business, no matter how small it is, needs to be online. You've been told to "go where the people are" and to "align your content to your website's SEO." Maybe you've been told that all the teens are on Snapchat and that Facebook is dead.

Don't let your stu(m)bbles get in the way of your dreams!

Category: Success stories

“This project is a make or break for me—all or nothing.”
It’s through this poignant statement that Samar Anjum conveys his resolve for his new business venture. Samar is one of those people whose commitment, determination and tenacity know no bounds; nothing will stop him from achieving his dreams. It is these qualities which are the hallmark of a true entrepreneur.