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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

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 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.

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17:30 - 19:30

Keys to Success in a Digital World

Join us for an evening of connecting, sharing, learning and GROWING together with the School of Retailing Alberta School of Business, ATB Entrepreneur Centre and Business Link.

Are you ready to connect with others who want to share the tools and inspiration to future proof your retail business? Join is if you are ready to learn from your neighbours who are doing it right, and those that want to share their experiences of what not to do.

We will discuss trends in Merchandising and Aesthetics 101 as well as how to infuse cool experiences to encourage your customers to keep coming back.

Experts:

Location: TBD

We will send an email to registered attendees as soon as a venue is confirmed.

Cost: Free

Quality retail is alive and well…and GROWING!

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

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.

10:00 - 11:00

Need to fill your sales pipeline and keep things moving? B2B marketing takes a little know how, determination, and the right marketing mix to land those big deals.

When looking at Business-to-Business marketing, the sales cycle is longer, more in depth, relationships play a big role, and the payoffs are generally better. But, in today’s world, marketing dollars can easily turn into a large expense without the payoff if used incorrectly. Join us for a look on what marketing tactics you can be using at different stages of your business to generate and land those deals, whether you’re just starting our, need to scale, or protect your market share.

We will cover how businesses use the following tactics for B2B marketing:

  • Online: Google Ads, Facebook, Digital Listings, Search Engine Marketing (SEO)
  • Direct Marketing: Outbound Calling, Email and Direct Mail
  • Content: Blogging, Drip Campaigns
  • Conversions: Proposals and automation tools

Facilitated by: Kat Lesperance, Owner and Marketing Strategist, Sensible Marketer

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.

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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 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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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 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 - 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. 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: Yoyin Familusi of Business Link

Cost: Always free!

10:00 - 11:00

Need to learn how to streamline your employee management process to be more cost effective and efficient while mitigating your risk?

PEOs are the most effective way for start-ups, small and medium-sized companies to integrate both strategic and tactical human outsourcing services to streamline employee management processes to be more cost effective and efficient. We work with you to provide a total human resource management solution that enables you to focus on the business development and revenue generating aspects of your business. Discussion will include:

Focus on Core Activities

  • Outsourcing to PEO Canada plays an important role by allowing your key resources to focus on primary business tasks.

Better Risk Management

  • By trusting and investing in a competent outsourcing partner, you reduce the risk involved in having the same task done in-house by staff that may not be as qualified in that field.

Lower Infrastructure Investments

  • Cutting edge IT systems and a dedicated customer service team. You will be assigned contacts that will work with your designated team on an on-going basis. This establishes a true relationship to effectively support your organization’s needs. Our team becomes an extension of your team.

Increasing In-House Efficiency

  • After you allocate tasks to PEO Canada, it will allow you to develop your internal resources and utilize them more efficiently.

Cut Costs and Save BIG!

  • Outsourcing your business requirements to PEO Canada can help you save on the capital expenditure, time and extra efforts of your personnel. Additionally, you are no longer committed to invest in employee training, purchasing expensive software, or investing in latest technologies. All this adds up to higher returns in the long run.

Facilitated by: Jennifer Schab, Business Development Consultant, PEO Canada Employee Management

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
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. 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 addtion, 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: Frank El Baraqouni of Business Link and Dart Wooden of Anderson Career Training Institute

Cost: Free, as always!

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 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

Immigrant Women: Challenges, Barriers, and Supports to Start a Business in Alberta.

“Immigrant women can contribute to Canadian economic development as they are growing in numbers and significantly underrepresented in the labour force.” – Sara Rose Taylor, PhD, Research Associate, National Immigration Centre, The Conference Board of Canada.

This statement speaks to the opportunities and challenges that immigrant women face in the Canadian employment market and the same statement can apply to the representation of immigrant women entrepreneurs in Canada.

In this webinar, we discuss challenges and barriers that immigrant women in Alberta may face when starting businesses, including:

  • Experience in Canadian Industry/Job Market
  • Exposure to Canadian Culture and Market Knowledge
  • Access to Financing Options
  • Knowledge about Credit
  • Personal and Business Networks and Connections
  • Access to Child Care

and more…

Alongside the discussion of challenges and barriers faced by immigrant women, we will also explore possible solutions that can help them overcome some of these obstacles.

Facilitated by: Kiran Sagoo, Financing Specialist, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)


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.

Register for our webinar!
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