Recap — How do you hire well?

Pro-Active IT’s Catherine Vu, Tres Carnales’s Chris Sills and Dust Queen Maid Service’s Shelly Barless joined us on Nov. 19 to discuss the art of hiring well. Keep reading to catch the full recap, including audio from the event!

Entrepreneurs share their go-to questions for weeding out successful hires

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Capital Ideas members share the questions they ask in job interviews. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

Community Question: What resources do you recommend for freelancers?

Sustaining a successful freelance career can be a challenge. That’s why Nicola Doherty, city director for Entrepreneur Mom Now Edmonton, wants to know what you’ve found to make freelance work manageable and profitable.

Innovative entrepreneurs share their secrets

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Capital Ideas members weigh in on a Community Question posed by Jason Collins, president of Collins Industries.

Capital Question: What question do you always ask in a job interview?

Asking the right questions can go a long way toward finding the best employees for your business, which is why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, is curious: What question do you always ask in a job interview?

Entrepreneurs share tips for building a great company culture

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Capital Ideas members weigh in on making company culture more attractive. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Community Question: What does innovation look like in your company?

Innovation can give any business a competitive edge, but coming up with a new way of doing things or adding value for your customers can also be a challenge. That’s why Jason Collins, president of Collins Industries, wants to know how your company stays ahead of the game. What does innovation look like in your company? Answer using the form below by Friday, Nov. 7. We’ll publish the best answers, along with your business name and website address, on Nov. 12.

Entrepreneurs share their strategies for success

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Capital Ideas members share what they have done to put your business in a position to grow. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Capital Question: How have you made your company culture attractive?

Finding great staff is crucial to any business, but attracting and retaining them can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, would like to hear from you:

Entrepreneurs share who they go to for advice on running their small business

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Capital Ideas members share where they get the best advice. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.