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Small Business Events

We host, sponsor, and participate in events and webinars that give small business owners the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Looking for opportunities to learn and connect with other entrepreneurs? Check out these upcoming events and webinars to learn from local experts, hear from Alberta’s small business owners and find out how the small business community can support you in your journey.

Need a little extra support for your small business? Refer to our past volunteer experts page for a list of business professionals who can help you take your business to the next level!

14:30 - 17:00

Are you thinking about starting a business in tourism? Are you curious about the opportunities available, but unsure where to start?

Join us for an afternoon of networking with Alberta tourism organizations and local businesses to help you get started with your tourism-based business.

Attend this event to:

  • Learn about Alberta’s tourism industry and what trends and opportunities exist
  • Learn what programs and supports are available to help tourism-focused entrepreneurs
  • Connect with entrepreneurs in the industry and the organizations that support them

Alberta’s tourism industry covers everything from restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, museums, and musicians to hotels, bed and breakfasts, sporting good rentals, transportation services, tour operators, and more. This Travel & Tourism trade show is ideal for anyone that has a tourism-based business idea in mind and is ready to take the next steps towards getting started.

Exhibitors:

We will have a Digital Photo Booth at the event, sponsored by Mystica Entertainment.

There will be complimentary coffee and appetizers available as well as a cash bar for additional beverages.

Cost: Free

Register today! Spots are limited.

12:00 - 16:00

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Legal Expert!

Get advice on incorporating, shareholder/partnership agreements, contracts, liability, intellectual property, buying/selling a business, dispute resolution, debt collection and other legal matters.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via phone or Skype™

Legal Expert: David van Moorsel, Twin River Law LLP

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

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14:30 - 17:00

Are you thinking about starting a business in tourism? Are you curious about the opportunities available, but unsure where to start?

Join us for an afternoon of networking with Alberta tourism organizations and local businesses to help you get started with your tourism-based business.

Attend this event to:

  • Learn about Alberta’s tourism industry and what trends and opportunities exist
  • Learn what programs and supports are available to help tourism-focused entrepreneurs
  • Connect with entrepreneurs in the industry and the organizations that support them

Alberta’s tourism industry covers everything from restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, museums, and musicians to hotels, bed and breakfasts, sporting good rentals, transportation services, tour operators, and more. This Travel & Tourism trade show is ideal for anyone that has a tourism-based business idea in mind and is ready to take the next steps towards getting started.

Exhibitors:

Stay tuned as we add more exhibitors!

There will be complimentary coffee and appetizers available as well as a cash bar for additional beverages.

Cost: Free

Register today! Spots are limited.

12:00 - 16:00

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Accounting Expert!

Get advice on tax issues, eligible expenses, leasing, record keeping, payroll, business structure issues, buying/selling a business and other accounting matters.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via phone, in person (at our Edmonton office), or Skype™

Accounting Expert: Alvin Singh, Crowe MacKay

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

14:00 - 16:00

Do you want to run a profitable business while doing good for people and the planet?

Join us for our Social Enterprise 101 workshop to learn about how to create a sustainable business that not only creates profit but also positively impacts society and humanity. We will discuss what is meant by the term social enterprise, and how your business can integrate social enterprise principles into everything you do by working through a social business model canvas.

Register for free today!

Facilitated by: Audrey Allotey and David Bayda, Business Link

12:00 - 16:00

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Accounting Expert!

Get advice on tax issues, eligible expenses, leasing, record keeping, payroll, business structure issues, buying/selling a business and other accounting matters.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via phone, in person (at our Edmonton office), or Skype™

Accounting Expert: Chris Pan, Metrix Group LLP

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

10:00 - 11:15

The Alberta Government is looking for you—and your goods and services!

With over 2000 purchasers, the Alberta Government buys everything from agricultural goods to professional services and everything in between. These opportunities are being posted daily for all sizes of business, even start-ups, so no business is too small. This webinar will teach you about the Alberta Government’s buying practices—who buys what, how they buy, and where to find these opportunities.

Presented by: Chelle Busch and Marcy Soehn, Procurement Services, Service Alberta, Government of Alberta

Please note: This webinar is not recorded.

How to Sell to the Alberta Government Webinar
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Accounting Expert!

Get advice on tax issues, eligible expenses, leasing, record keeping, payroll, business structure issues, buying/selling a business and other accounting matters.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via phone or Skype™

Accounting Expert: Carlos Besenyi, Carlos Besenyi Professional Corporation

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Have an idea and considering starting your own business?

Join us for an orientation into entrepreneurship. We will show you how to take your idea and turn it into a reality. We’ll help you assess whether your idea is viable, as well as provide you with the tools, resources and guidance to help you along the way.

Cost: Free

Presenter: Yoyin Familusi, Business Link

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2:00pm - 3:00pm

Have an idea and considering starting your own business?

Join us for an orientation into entrepreneurship. We’ll show you how to take your idea and turn it into a reality. We’ll help you assess whether your idea is viable, as well as provide you with the tools, resources and guidance to help you along the way.

Facilitated by: Audrey Allotey of Business Link

Cost: Free

Register today!

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12:00pm - 4:00pm

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Legal Expert!

Get advice on incorporating, shareholder/partnership agreements, contracts, liability, intellectual property, buying/selling a business, dispute resolution, debt collection and other legal matters.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via phone or Skype™

Legal Expert: Camron D. Schwartz, Ogilvie LLP

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

12:00 - 16:00

Get answers to your small business questions by connecting one-on-one with our Legal Expert!

Get advice on incorporating, shareholder/partnership agreements, contracts, liability, intellectual property, buying/selling a business, dispute resolution, debt collection and other legal matters.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via phone, in person (at our Edmonton office), or Skype™

Legal Expert Mikhial Carter from Bryan & Company LLP

Policies: Registration closes 12:00 pm the day before. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

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