Recap: How do you build a killer brand?

On Jan. 21, we welcomed Marnie Ashcroft of Glow Juicery, Landon Schedler of Oliver Apt. and Alyssa Lau of Ordinary People and New Classics Studios to the Edmonton Journal for our 35th Capital Ideas panel. The topic? Building a killer brand, which all three panelists have done in spades.

Episode 14: Brad Ferguson answers your questions

Near the end of 2014, we asked for your questions on business in Edmonton, in the lead-up to the Impact luncheon on Jan. 13. You sent in a lot of great questions, so we asked Edmonton Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Brad Ferguson to sit down with us for a feature interview to dive in with... Read more »

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... 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... 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 »