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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!

14:00 - 16:00

Ever wondered what it takes to get a business off the ground?

Join us for our Business Model Canvas Workshop to learn how to utilize the lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. We’ll show you how to use this visual chart to describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.

Facilitated by: Dale Schaub, Business Link

15:00 - 17:00

Join us for our first-ever Report to the Community event as we celebrate entrepreneurship across the province and the impact that Business Link has on business in Alberta.

Please join us following our Annual General Meeting for this unique opportunity to engage with the Business Link team, Board of Directors, stakeholders and our new Executive Director, Barbara McKenzie.

This year we will be showcasing some of the amazing entrepreneurs we have worked with, including:

We look forward to having you join us for a casual afternoon of connecting, sharing and learning.

Join us to create invaluable connections.

Please know that by registering to attend this event you are authorizing us to share your contact information with our event partners.

Photos will be taken at this event. If you would prefer that we don’t use your photos on social media or for promotional purposes, please let a Business Link representative know at the event.

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 Zoom

Legal Expert from Bryan & Company LLP

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

18:00 - 20:00

You’ve learned what goes into a business plan, but now the question is: how do you find that information? Market research can help you gain insight into your industry, competition, target market and more. It will help you create effective strategies to start your business right.

Presented by: Jennifer WarrenBusiness Link

Cost: Free

10:00 - 11:00

Join Kim Orlesky for part one in this 4-part Webinar Series!

No one ever called ready to spend $10,000 because they were inspired by your pretty Facebook post with the motivational quote on a landscape background. So, why are you still spending hours building tools, posts, and free e-books that will build a newsletter list of people not ready to buy? If you want to build your business fast, focus on the highest-value clients, then build your business pyramid the right way. Learn how other business owners are able to generate $100,000 in only a few short months while others seem to struggle for years. This will be the best hour you’ve ever spent on your business!

Register for free today!

Facilitated by: Kim Orlesky, KimOrlesky.com

Please note: Our expert will address as many questions as possible, but we cannot guarantee all questions will be answered. This webinar is not recorded.

Small Business Webinar
13:00 - 15:00

Ever wondered what it takes to get a business off the ground?

Join us for our Business Model Canvas Workshop to learn how to utilize the lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. We’ll show you how to use this visual chart to describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.

Facilitated by: Yoyin Familusi, Business Link

Complimentary parking available. Limited seating available.

12:00 - 16:00

Connect one-on-one with our Legal Expert and get answers to your small business questions!

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 Zoom

Legal Expert from Bryan & Company LLP

Policies: Registration closes at 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

Connect one-on-one with our Accounting Expert and get answers to your small business questions!

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 Zoom or in-person (at our Edmonton office)

Accounting Expert: Josh Spurell, Spurrell & Associates

Policies: Registration closes at 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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10:00 - 11:00

Are you looking to learn more about why your credit history matters and what it is?

Credit scores are stooped in ambiguity. There are numerous misconceptions around how they work, and how they are calculated. This webinar will seek to demystify how this number works so that you can better manage your score.

Join us for some valuable takeaways, including;

  • What is a credit score?
  • How does it impact your ability to source money?
  • What are some of the common misconceptions about credit scores?

Facilitator: Hussam Tungekar, Team Lead, Alberta, Futurpreneur Canada

Please note: Our expert will address as many questions as possible, but we cannot guarantee all questions will be answered. This webinar is not recorded.

12:00 - 16:00

Connect one-on-one with our Accounting Expert and get answers to your small business questions!

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 Zoom

Accounting Expert: Chris Pan, Metrix Group LLP

Policies: Registration closes at 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

Connect one-on-one with our Legal Expert and get answers to your small business questions!

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 Zoom

Legal Expert from Bryan & Company LLP

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

ask a legal expert small business at Business Link
14:00 - 15:30

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. Let us 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.

In addition, we will have Anderson Career Training Institute (ACTI) speaking about their self-employment program to see if it’s a fit for you.

Facilitated by: Audrey Allotey of Business Link and Dart Wooden of Anderson Career Training Institute

Cost: Free

Register today!

11:30 - 13:30

Together with our venue partner Bow Valley College, we invite you to join us to celebrate Small Business Week in Alberta.

Let’s celebrate, connect, share and learn during this unique lunch presentation, a Conversation with Wayne Chiu.

Wayne Chiu is the founder and CEO of Trico Developments Corporation and Trico Homes. Mr. Chiu, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Manitoba and qualified master builder continues to be active in all aspects of strategic land development and investment. Under Mr. Chiu’s leadership, Trico Homes has grown and developed into one of Calgary’s Top 5 Builders.

Tickets: $25 – Your ticket includes a catered lunch.

Celebrate Small Business Week with Business Link and Wayne Chiu!

Please know that by registering to attend this event you are authorizing us to share your contact information with our event partners.

Photos will be taken at this event. If you would prefer that we don’t use your photos on social media or for promotional purposes, please let a Business Link representative know at the event.

11:30 - 13:30

We invite you to join us to celebrate Small Business Week in Alberta.

Let’s celebrate, connect, share and learn during this unique lunch presentation, a conversation with Ashif Mawji.

Ashif Mawji is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, mentor and community builder. He chairs the Edmonton Police Foundation and serves on numerous private and nonprofit boards, including the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, CN Community Foundation and others.

Tickets: $25 – Your ticket includes a catered lunch.

Celebrate Small Business Week with Business Link and Ashif Mawji!

Join us to create invaluable connections.

Please know that by registering to attend this event you are authorizing us to share your contact information with our event partners.

Photos will be taken at this event. If you would prefer that we don’t use your photos on social media or for promotional purposes, please let a Business Link representative know at the event.

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