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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!

8:00 - 10:00

Join us as we celebrate K-Days and entrepreneurship with our 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast!

Stop by Craft on your way to the K-Days parade to meet, greet, and eat with small business service providers dedicated to helping your business succeed.

Breakfast is complimentary and we will be accepting donations for Suit Yourself, a not for profit organization that strives to increase the confidence and self-esteem of disadvantaged women searching for employment or making a transition into the workforce through the collection and distribution of quality items.

Monetary donations as well as new women’s toiletry items are welcome! Please contact Suit Yourself to schedule an appointment if you have clothing to donate.

Give back and eat pancakes with our partners from…

AMA
ATB Entrepreneur Centre
BDC
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs – AWE
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
and our Business Link team!

We would also like to thank Acme Meat Market and of course the team at Craft Beer Market for helping us bring the event to downtown YEG this year!

Business in the front, pancakes in the back on Rice Howard Way!

Please join us!

12:00 - 16:00

Get answers to your patent, trademark and copyright questions by connecting one-on-one with our Intellectual Property Expert!

Every business has some type of intellectual property. Get advice on intellectual property, including:

  • What types of protection you should be seeking
  • When to file for protection
  • Why to file for protection
  • How the protection works, and
  • Important considerations for patents, trademarks and copyright

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

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

Intellectual Property Expert: Lorraine Prowse, Patent and Trademark Agent, Prowse Chowne 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 - 11:30

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: 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

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 on July 30, 2019. Cancellations accepted online 24 hours prior to appointment. Cancellations after this will not be refunded.

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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 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.

ask an accounting expert for small business at business link
10:00 - 11:00

75% of businesses in Canada will sell in the next 10 years. How do you as a business owner prepare for that time in the future when you want to sell??

The time to prepare is now; whether your business is new and you’re not looking to sell for many years down the road or you’re looking to sell in the next few years. Join Rick Moore as he explains the factors that make for a successful business, and walks us through the 8 drivers that increase business valuation, profitability, and cash flow so your business will be ready to sell when you are.

Facilitated by: Rick Moore, Group of One Executive Training Systems

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

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 video call

Legal Expert 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.

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. In this workshop, 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. 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

13:00 - 14:00

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. In this workshop, we will 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: Yoyin Familusi of Business Link

Cost: Free

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