Five places to network in Edmonton

Networking is a key component to building any business, which is why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, asked you to share the best places in the city to network. Read on for five great places, or catch the full spread in the April 23rd edition of the Edmonton Journal.

Capital Question: What are the best networking events you’ve attended in Edmonton?

Networking is an integral part of building a business, which is why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, wants to know: What’s are the best networking events you’ve attended in Edmonton?

Three tips for getting your first customers

Starting a business is one thing, but how to do make your first sale? We asked participants of the AccelerateAB 2014 — a conference for the tech and startup community — to offer up how they tackled getting their first customers. Read on for three great tips, and catch the full spread in the April 16th edition of the Edmonton Journal.

Four pieces of advice for entrepreneurs

Everyone needs guidance from time to time, which is why we asked A100 members — a group of mentors  and industry experts looking to help Alberta’s tech industry flourish — to share advice for entrepreneurs. Read on for four pieces of advice, and check out the full spread in the April 16th edition of the Edmonton Journal.

Five tips for starting a new business

Everyone needs advice when they’re starting out in business, which is why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, asked you to share your best tips for those just starting out. You had a lot of great advice — which we published in the April 9th edition of the Edmonton Journal — but read on for five tips for getting your business off on the right foot.

Four reasons a startup idea is worth pursuing

We asked University of Alberta students and mentors involved with eHub — a program that provides students with the opportunity to share their startup ideas, consult with experts and meet investors — to share their thoughts on what makes a startup idea worth investing in a few weeks backs. We published part one of that advice (here and here) on March 19, and are sharing more great answers with you today! Read on for four reasons a startup idea is worth your time,

Five thoughts on what makes doing business harder or easier today

ATB’s most recent Business Beat survey found that 70 per cent of owners of small and medium-sized enterprises in Alberta feel doing business is harder today than five years ago. That’s why this time around, Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, asked “What makes doing business harder or easier today?” Many Capital Ideas members saw an upside and a downside to the changes they’ve seen. You can see more of their answers in the March 26 edition of the

Capital Question: What advice would you give to someone starting up a new venture?

Entrepreneurs know that starting up a new venture can be challenging, and often the lessons learned in the past can help us avoid costly mistakes in the future. That’s why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, is asking this: What advice would you give to someone starting up a new venture? Answer using the form below by noon on Friday, April  4. We’ll publish the best answers, along with your business name and website address, on April 9. Only answers from Capital Ideas members

Three things that make a startup idea worth pursuing

Anyone can come up with a great idea , but how do you know when that idea is worth investing in? We asked University of Alberta students and mentors involved with eHub — a program that provides students with the opportunity to share their startup ideas, consult with experts and meet investors — to weigh in. Read on for three things that make a startup idea worth pursuing, or catch the full spread in the March 19th edition of the Edmonton Journal.

Capital Question: What makes doing business harder or easier today?

  In the latest ATB Business Beat survey, results show 70 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises in Alberta feel doing business is harder today than five years ago. That led Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, to wonder this: What makes doing business harder or easier today?