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?

Entrepreneurs share their tips for working with family

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Capital Ideas members share what they’ve learned from working with family. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal Business section on Sept. 24, 2014.

Community Question: How can you be persistent without nagging?

Chasing leads and following up with clients is crucial, but how do you know when to cool your jets? With that in mind, Capital Ideas member Joanne Blake, owner of Style For Success, is asking you to weigh-in on the following question: How can you be persistent without nagging? Answer using the form below by Friday, Sept. 26. We’ll publish the best answers, along with your business name and website address, on Oct. 1. Have a burning business question of

Entrepreneurs share their biggest customer service challenges

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Capital Ideas members share what they’ve learned about serving customers well. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Sept. 17, 2014.

Capital Question: What should you know before entering into business with family?

This week Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, wants to hear your thoughts on the following question: What should you know before entering into business with family?

Entrepreneurs share what to know before moving or expanding your business

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Capital Ideas members share their thoughts on taking a business to the next level. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Sept. 10, 2014.

Community Question: What is your biggest customer service challenge?

Capital Ideas member Tema Frank, founder of Frank Online Marketing, is asking you to weigh-in on the following question: What is your biggest customer service challenge? Answer using the form below by Friday, Sept. 12. We’ll publish the best answers, along with your business name and website address, on Sept. 17. Have a burning business question of your own? Submit it to capitalideasedmonton.com/ask.

Entrepreneurs reflect on their biggest challenges in managing others

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Capital Ideas members share the challenges they face in managing their staff. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Sept. 3, 2014

Capital Question: What should you know before you move or expand your business?

This week Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business, wants to hear your thoughts on the following question: What should you know before you move or expand your business?

Entrepreneurs celebrate those who guided them on their business journeys

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Capital Ideas members reflect on those who helped them become great entrepreneurs. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Aug. 27, 2014