Connect With Us

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!

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.

Businessman pointing at document while discussing it with colleague at meeting
10:00 - 11:00

Business Link recognizes that entrepreneurship is difficult for everyone whether they are an immigrant or not.

We also acknowledge that immigrants face specific challenges which hold them back from starting and growing successful businesses in Alberta.

Please join us for this webinar to learn the details about the Business Link Immigrant Entrepreneur Program (IEP) which aims to develop and create a supportive business environment for immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta with a particular focus on immigrant women and those residing in rural Alberta.

  • Coaching supports and resources developed to help immigrant entrepreneurs improve business skills and build an understanding of Canadian business practices
  • How we plan to work collaboratively with business and service providers across Alberta to build a referral network to ensure immigrant entrepreneurs receive the best possible support across the Province.

Presenter: Jean Jacques Mitakaro, Business Link

Register for this free webinar today!

Please note:

Our expert will address as many questions as possible, but we cannot guarantee all questions will be answered. Questions and answers will be shared with all attendees. This webinar is not recorded.

Register for our webinar!
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

Business man jumping with briefcase
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!

Business man jumping with briefcase
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.

10:00 - 11:00

Are you looking to expand your Digital Presence?

This webinar will cover how digital marketers can expand their digital presence to be leaders in their industries/spaces, leading to better experiences for visitors to their digital properties, and creating greater awareness of their brands, products, or services.

Learn more about attracting, engaging, and converting visitors to customers.

  • What is your digital presence?
  • What is your goal? Attract. Engage. Convert.
  • Web Design. Optimizing user experience (UX).
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Blogging/Posting – How often? Where? Tools.
  • You Tube – Capitalizing on Viceo
  • Tracking your digital presence

Facilitated by: Bill Antoniw, Brand X

Register for our webinar!
13:30 - 16:00

The Social Shift Film Screening

Join us at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) as we shake things up by bringing you the hilarious, informative and heartfelt journey of The Social Shift – A Documentary on Business For the Common Good.

They drove 8,500 kilometres across Canada and interviewed more than 50 people in 14 cities in 9 provinces in 6 weeks.

Travel with us as we drive across the nation, floating on a geographic canvas of consumption and inequity, kindness and generosity and, most of all, a drive for change. We will share the stories of fired-up citizens adding a different type of value to the world through business: social value. Value that is not only economic, but improving people’s lives and bettering society; that builds communities, protects the environment, supports local and employs people of all abilities; a type of value that lives up to the responsibilities that our world and future rely on. Hilarious, informative and heartfelt, this is a journey that will leave viewers inspired, engaged and ready to contribute to making the world a more inclusive and sustainable place for all.

Conversation following the film will feature:

To learn more about the film or to watch the trailer, please visit The Social Shift.

We can’t wait to shake things up with you!

This event is brought to you by Business Link, Alberta’s Entrepreneurial Hub.

Cost: Free

Join us to create invaluable connections.

13:30 - 16:00

The Social Shift Film Screening

Join us at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) as we shake things up by bringing you the hilarious, informative and heartfelt journey of The Social Shift – A Documentary on Business For the Common Good.

They drove 8,500 kilometres across Canada and interviewed more than 50 people in 14 cities in 9 provinces in 6 weeks.

Travel with us as we drive across the nation, floating on a geographic canvas of consumption and inequity, kindness and generosity and, most of all, a drive for change. We will share the stories of fired-up citizens adding a different type of value to the world through business: social value. Value that is not only economic, but improving people’s lives and bettering society; that builds communities, protects the environment, supports local and employs people of all abilities; a type of value that lives up to the responsibilities that our world and future rely on. Hilarious, informative and heartfelt, this is a journey that will leave viewers inspired, engaged and ready to contribute to making the world a more inclusive and sustainable place for all.

Conversation following the film will feature:

To learn more about the film or to watch the trailer, please visit The Social Shift.

We can’t wait to shake things up with you!

This event is brought to you by Business Link, Alberta’s Entrepreneurial Hub.

Cost: Free

Join us to create invaluable connections.

Supported by