The founders of three Edmonton businesses, Taproot Edmonton, Pogo CarShare and gravitypope, share how they successfully get the word out.
Our 55th Capital Ideas Edmonton event came back home to the Edmonton Journal building, where three local business owners talked about how they knew when it was the right time to grow, or scale-up, their businesses. Joining us was Robin Henderson from The Uncomplicated Family, Trent Oster from Beamdog, and Kevin Kent from Knifewear, Kent... Read more »
Our 54th Capital Ideas Edmonton event got creative with the usual plan. We held it after work at the new ATB Entrepreneur Centre on Tuesday, August 16. We still had three great entrepreneurs on the panel though, so that was business as usual. Talking about their work in the arts in Edmonton, and the business... Read more »
Christy Benoit from The Mosaic Centre, Deborah Barrett from Anthony At Your Service, and Michael Kalmanovich from Earth’s General Store dropped by to tell us how they built businesses centred around socially responsible values.
Panellists Cathy Silver from Housecalls for Housecats, Derek Hopfner from Law Scout, and Garett Kruger from Sailin’On food truck took the stage to talk about how they are taking a non-traditional approach to doing business.
Our panel at the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 was all about the importance of a company having an identifiable culture. Neil Herbst, co-owner of Alley Kat Brewery, Geha Gonthier, director of Wellness on Whyte and Matt Aubin, president of KEEN Creative spoke about their workplace cultures.
Our 50th panel in Edmonton focused on the many, many ways a business can find funding. Panelists were Pawel Brzeminski from Snap Projections, Rob de Groot of Red Cup Distillery and Eryne Sarabin from Tycoon Events. Along with this Storify of the event, a recap will also be published in the Edmonton Journal, Thursday, April... Read more »
Our 49th lunchtime panel was all about innovating in your business. Panelists included Nicole Campre of Workhall, Dave Forster of Adster and Emerson Csorba of Gen Y Inc. A recap was also printed in the Edmonton Journal on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Here’s a PDF of that page from the newspaper.
The 48th Capital Ideas panel was all about social media and how to find a following for your business. Speaking on the panel were Ryan Holtz of Ryan Holtz Marketing, Consulting and Training, Marissa Loewen of Marissa Loewen Enterprises Inc. and Chris Mikulin of CLYW. We hosted this panel at the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday,... Read more »
Panelists Robyn’e Garton of Pink Belts Roofing, Brenda Kerber of The Traveling Tickle Trunk and Arden Tse of Prairie Noodle Shop talked about starting up a business at our panel hosted at the Edmonton Journal January 20, 2016.
Panelists Jennifer Grimm, owner and chief visionary officer of Lux Beauty Boutique, Susie Sykes, owner of Catapult Marketing and Sohail “Zee” Zaidi, owner of Remedy Cafe talk about providing great service to their customers and clients at the 46th Capital Ideas event on December 16, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal. We published a recap of... Read more »
Shelly Anderson, CEO of Naoka Inc. and founding principal of In Synch Consulting, Justin Archer, partner and managing director of BERLIN Ad/PR and Adriel Michaud, partner and director of SEO at Top Draw, discuss how they keep cash flowing at their businesses in good times and bad at the 44th Capital Ideas event on Oct. 21, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal.... Read more »
Laura Brown, owner and vice president of Landale Signs, Scott Stoppler, president and CEO of Executrade and Gordon Wusyk, president of Predictable Futures Inc. discuss how good succession planning is key to their businesses at the 43rd Capital Ideas event on Sept. 16, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal. [View the story “Recap: How to succeed at succession” on Storify]
Matt Moreau, co-founder of Earth Group, Kassie Burkholder, co-owner of Barking Buffalo Cafe and Brandon Webber, founder of Homestead joined us at the 42nd Capital Ideas panel on Aug. 19, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal to discuss how they used collaboration and strategic alliances to build their businesses. [View the story “Recap: Better together — Forming strategic partnerships” on... Read more »
Ben Block, founder of GozAround, Kris Kasawski, founder of Park Power and Chelsea Krupa, owner of Rehab and Retreat discuss how they created social enterprises aimed at being involved in the community while still building a business at the 41st Capital Ideas Panel on July 15, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal. [View the story “Recap: Doing good in the... Read more »