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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

Don’t want your business to become a statistic? Join us as CPA explores the top mistakes startups make and how you can avoid them!

This session helps entrepreneurs within the first three years of operation with their business plan, structure, staffing, cash flow and taxes.

Please join us at this event if you are looking to learn:

• To be able to identify the value of a developing a business plan
• To be able to identify business structure
• To get a better understanding of monitoring cash flow
• To be able to make informed decisions regarding taxes

With tax season around the corner, you won’t want to miss this afternoon of learning with a CPA designated accountant—make sure to bring your notepad and any questions you have!

Cost: Free

Complimentary parking available. Limited seating available.

Register now to connect with local entrepreneurs.

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

Accounting Expert: Crystal Lucier, Preferred Tax Solutions

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

10:00am - 11:00am

Whether you’re looking to add your first employee or you have an existing team and are interested in ensuring that you’re following best practices, this webinar is for you.

Presented by an employment lawyer, this webinar will provide a roadmap to guide new employers through the hiring process and will highlight key legal requirements that all employers must be aware of, including employment standards, human rights, privacy, and safety.

Facilitated by: Alex D. MacDonald, Ironclad Employment Contract Law

Please note: Our experts 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.

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14:00 - 16:00

Don’t want your business to become a statistic? Join us as CPA explores the top mistakes startups make and how you can avoid them!

This session helps entrepreneurs within the first three years of operation with their business plan, structure, staffing, cash flow and taxes.

Please join us at this event if you are looking to learn:

• To be able to identify the value of a developing a business plan
• To be able to identify business structure
• To get a better understanding of monitoring cash flow
• To be able to make informed decisions regarding taxes

With tax season around the corner, you won’t want to miss this afternoon of learning with a CPA designated accountant—make sure to bring your notepad and any questions you have!

Cost: Free

Register now to connect with local entrepreneurs.

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: Alex MacDonald, Ironclad Employment Contract Law

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

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

In conjunction with Forward Summit

Taking place in conjunction with Forward Summit, Entrepreneurs Forward is a separate, one-day conference program designed to help Indigenous entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Hear from thought leaders and get inspired by successful business experts who will share their experiences in a professional environment at Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.

10:00 - 11:00

That sweet “yes” from the client quickly turned sour the moment they asked for that discount. But you can’t really say “no,” can you?

For years Fortune 500 companies have been using negotiation tactics that move away from pricing discounts and are focused on creating more value and sometimes more money! Learn how you can now incorporate those same strategies into your sales cycle. Stop providing discounts and start Selling More. Faster.

This will be part two of Kim Orlesky’s 2-part webinar series that covers what it looks like to close business! Who doesn’t want more of that?

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. Questions and answers will be shared with all attendees. This webinar is not recorded.

12:00 - 16:00

Business Link’s Indigenous Services Presents: Alberta Indigenous Entrepreneurs Summits!

Business Link’s Indigenous Services team is travelling across Alberta hosting summits to expand entrepreneurs’ knowledge by providing tools, resources, and guidance to help make their idea a reality.

Conklin’s summit will be held at the Conklin Multiplex!

Network with services providers and find out what type of business support resources and tools they offer. Finalized speaker list and agenda coming soon!

This event is FREE with lunch provided also great door prizes!

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Warren at 780-881-2177 or by email: Jennifer@businesslink.ca

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: Kevin Fichtner, Padgett Business Services

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10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Business Link’s Indigenous Services Presents: Alberta Indigenous Entrepreneurs Summits!

Business Link’s Indigenous Services team is travelling across Alberta hosting summits to expand entrepreneurs’ knowledge by providing tools, resources, and guidance to help make their idea a reality.

Fort McKay’s summit will be held at the Father Begin Community Hall!

Network with services providers and find out what type of business support resources and tools they offer. Finalized speaker list and agenda coming soon!

This event is FREE with breakfast provided also great door prizes!

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Warren at 780-881-2177 or by email: Jennifer@businesslink.ca

10:00 - 11:00

Digital Marketing…do you need a strategic plan?

Prepare to learn about the social and digital marketing that matters in 2019 and beyond, and the winning tactics and tools in everything from mobile search and website design, to organic posts and paid reach.

This session will help you idetify effective opportunities for your organization, execute world-cass social content and digital campaigns, and optimize your marketing efforts for maximum ROI.

Facilitated by: Kelly Doody, Founder & CEO, The Social School

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.

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 telephone or Skype™ for this session.

Accounting Expert: Vartika Satija, CPA, CA

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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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 our in-house startup expert: Yoyin Familusi

Complimentary parking available. Limited seating available.

14:00 - 16:00
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.

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