Event 32 — How do you keep the cash flowing?

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at noon at the Edmonton Journal (10006 101 St.) as we welcome three local entrepreneurs to discuss managing cash flow. Tickets are free and a light lunch will be served. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the show starts shortly after noon. Special thanks to ATB Business for making this event possible. For more information about cash flow,... Read more »

Event 31 — Family matters: How to run a business with loved ones

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon at the Edmonton Journal (10006 101 St.) as we welcome three local entrepreneurs to talk about running a business with family members. Tickets are free and a light lunch will be served. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the show starts shortly after noon. Special thanks to ATB Business for making this event possible. Learn more... Read more »

Earned Media Workshop at E-Town 2014: How to get your story told

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 11, just before the E-Town entrepreneurship festival begins, for a special panel discussion moderated by Capital Ideas on how to get media coverage for your business. Our panelists will be: Mark Iype, city and business editor for the Edmonton Journal; Glenn Kubish, onetime journalist, now media and story director at ATB Financial; Omar Mouallem, writer for Metro,... Read more »

Event 30 — How does creativity fuel your business mind?

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at noon at the Edmonton Journal (10006 101 St.) as we welcome Randy Brososky of Group of Rogues, Sarah Jackson of The Office of Sarah and Glen Ronald of Spark — The Branding Shop to talk about creativity and business. Tickets are free and a light lunch will be served. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the show starts shortly after noon.

Event 29 — How do I turn an idea into a business?

Join us on Wednesday, July 16 at noon at the Edmonton Journal (10006 101 St.) as we welcome Joel Wegner of Menutria, Meghan Dear of Localize and Deepak Gupta of LoginRadius to share how they actualized their business ideas. Tickets are free and a light lunch will be served. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the show starts shortly after noon.

Event 28 — From freelancer to entrepreneur: Making the shift

On June 18, we welcomed Todd Babiak of Story Engine, Ashley Janssen of AgileStyle and Sam Jenkins of Wellnext to share how they sucessfully made the shift from freelance to entrepreneurship. To see what you missed, catch the full recap here. You can also watch videos from the event or listen to the podcast. Special thanks to ATB Business for making this event possible. Check out the latest Business... Read more »

Special event: Take your business to Texas breakfast

We teamed up with EIA to present a special breakfast panel on June 11 at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. Rob Bertram of Ideal Products, Mark Fitzsimmons of Psychometrics and Michele Hecken of Alpha Global Experts and Alpha Translations Canada joined us to discuss building an international business from Edmonton.

Event 27: How do you make mentorship work for you?

On May 21, we welcomed three top experts in the art of mentorship: Ray Muzyka, founder of Threshold Impact and chair of the UAlberta Venture Mentoring Service; Kristina Milke, president of K-GAR Consulting Inc. and a member of VA Angels; and Dan Duckering, founding partner of DEXIO Inc and CEO of Duckering’s Transport. They had a full house come to hear them speak on mentorship.

RSVP for the Capital Ideas mixer

Join us on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. for some drinks, nibbles and good times at La Ronde Restaurant in the Chateau Lacombe Hotel (10111 Bellamy Hill Rd.). It’s going to be a fun excuse for everyone to get together, so don’t miss out!

Event — Lessons my business has taught me: Three Calgary stories

Our first-ever Calgary panel featured three 2014 Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Celebration of Achievement award nominees:  Shannon Lenstra of Kon-Strux Developments, Margot Micallef of Oliver Capital Partners and Gena Rotstein of Dexterity Consulting. They discussed what they have learned in building a business on April 23, 2014 at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Watch the full video playlist below or listen to what you missed on... Read more »

Event 26: How do you make social media pay off?

We all know the importance of social media, but how can you make it work for your business? With that burning question in mind, we invited Linda Ha of Barber Ha, Jerry Aulenbach of Royal LePage and Amanda Meyer of Acme Meat Market to share how they utilize social media at our March 19 panel. The... Read more »

Event 25: What business technology do you swear by?

We all have different apps, programs and systems in place to keep us on task and help move our businesses forward. There’s no shortage of options out there, but sometimes all it takes is that one recommendation from a friend or colleague to change your life. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at noon as we invite Mariana Konsolos of Princess Florence... Read more »

Event 23: What Business Book Changed Your Life?

  Everyone needs a little motivation or guidance from time to time, especially when it comes to business. The life of an entrepreneur is hard, which is why there’s no shortage of books out there aimed at helping. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective or a new concept to unlock a piece of... Read more »