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.

Community Question: What have you done to put your business in a position to grow?

Setting up a business to prosper is an all-consuming task that every entrepreneur focuses on, but what that looks like varies greatly from business to business. That’s why this week Tracey Scarlett, CEO of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, is asking you to share: What have you done to put your business in a position to grow? Answer using the form below by Friday, Oct. 24. We’ll publish the best answers, along with your business name and website address, on Oct. 29. Alberta

Entrepreneurs discuss networking face-to-face versus social media

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Capital Ideas member weigh in on the great networking debate. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Oct. 15, 2014.

Capital Question: Who do you go to for advice on running your business?

Everyone needs a little help from time to time, and entrepreneurs are certainly no exception. That’s why Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, would like to hear from you: Who do you go to for advice on running your business?

Entrepreneurs share tips for protecting your business from fraud

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Capital Ideas members talk about how they keep their businesses safe from fraud. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal Business section on Oct. 8, 2014.

Community Question: Which is more effective: Face-to-face networking or social media?

Networking is key to growing a business, but how you do it can make a world of difference. That’s why this week, Capital Ideas member Beverley Jackman, web designer and social media manager at Beverley Jackman, is asking you to weigh-in on the following question: Which is more effective (and why): Face-to-face networking or social media? Answer using the form below by Friday, Oct. 10. We’ll publish the best answers, along with your business name and website address, on Oct.

Entrepreneurs discuss how to best follow up with clients

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Capital Ideas members share tips for being persistent without nagging. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal Business section on Oct. 1, 2014.

Capital Question: What can be done to protect your business from fraud?

The latest ATB Business Beat survey showed that a quarter of  Alberta businesses experienced fraud, or attempted fraud, this past year. These finding prompted Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, to wonder: What can be done to protect your business from fraud?