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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!

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.

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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!

10:00 - 11:00

Join Kim Orlesky for part 2 in this 4-part Webinar Series!

Why do some companies seem to close every deal that comes their way, while others will spend months at the “closing” phase with their clients? It’s not luck. It’s focused effort. For every client interaction there was likely hours spent before that interaction ensuring the company was finding the right client, and ultimately saving themselves hours, days, and months getting the deal to close. Learn how to find, attract, and work with the clients that are ready to buy. Then exchange future headaches and pain for joyful client interactions who are ready to buy 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
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.

9:15-16:30

Two sessions:

NOTE: There is the option of attending either session or both. There is no cost to attend for either sessions; however, we ask that attendees pre-register to ensure sufficient space and materials are available. Online attendees must pre-register to obtain the login information.

Reclamation Industry Information Session for Indigenous Communities

Time: 9:15AM-12:30PM
Location: Business Link – Downtown Edmonton, and ONLINE

In partnership with the Business Link and Environmental Services Association of Alberta, Alberta Indigenous Relations – Economic Development is facilitating a half-day session at the Business Link in Edmonton and is inviting interested Indigenous communities to attend in-person or online via webcast.

Many inactive and abandoned oil and gas projects are on-Reserve and in Traditional Territories of Indigenous Peoples. There is a large and growing interest from Indigenous communities to participate in the Land Reclamation and Remediation business. We want to make sure they have a good idea of what the business is about, how to do the job right and make money.

Business Plan Information Session for Indigenous Communities:

Time: 1:00PM-4:30PM
Location: Business Link – Downtown Edmonton, and ONLINE

In partnership with the Business Link – Indigenous Services, Alberta Indigenous Relations – Economic Development is facilitating a half-day session at the Business Link in Edmonton and is inviting interested Indigenous communities to attend in-person or online via webcast.

Do you have an idea but not sure where to start? Planning is the most important part of starting a new business. You need to understand your products and services, target market, operations, and financials before you dedicate long hours and precious resources to your idea.

This is a practical presentation on the parts of a business plan as well as tips and tricks for compiling a plan that meets your needs. Learn the 9 major parts of the business plan: Executive Summary, Business Description, Business Concept, Marketing Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Plan, Risk Analysis and Appendices. Learn what your potential funders, investors and/or partners look at when analyzing your business plan. Get introduced to tools and resources that will help you complete your business plan.

12:00 - 16:00

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

Get advice on a new, cost-effective HR model that is not well known as of yet, employee management structure issues, financial risk potential, legislative compliance, terminations, employee attraction and retention tools, payroll, WCB, compliant hiring and onboarding processes.

Cost: $25 per 30 minute private appointment.

Contact via Zoom.

Human Resource Expert: Jennifer Schab, PEO Canada Employee Management

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

Join Michelle Andrishak for this webinar to learn How to Achieve the Mindset for Entrepreneurial Success.

Together we identify, question and correct those “ducks” or negative thoughts that are holding you back in your business and you will leave this webinar with the mindset to be the successful entrepreneur you were meant to be! Gain increased self-awareness, self-confidence and learn easy to use tools to get your head in the game.

Facilitated by: Michelle Andrishak, WOW! International Women in Business and Leadership Inc.

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
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: Kevin Fichtner, Padgett Business Services

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

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 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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