Event 2: Should I work with my competition?

Can your competition help you? How will working with other entrepreneurs in your industry lead to greater business and motivation? Why should you care about the quality of your competitors? Nate Box of Elm Café and Lea Alcantara of Lealea Design shared their experiences and expertise on July 18 at noon. Join Capital Ideas to be in the live audience at the Edmonton Journal 10006 101 Street for the next panel.  Members also get highlights as they become available.

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Lea Alcantara

Company: Lealea Design

Lea Alcantara is a prominent web designer and developer with an international roster of clients including nonprofits, apps, and small businesses. Her goal is design with sass and class: professional, attractive, hassle-free web solutions that fulfill client goals and help them formulate and deliver precisely the right business-building message.

For over seven years, she has shared her expertise at prestigious industry conferences and publications. She co-hosts EE Podcast, named one of .net Magazine’s Top 10 Podcasts of 2011, and is a recognized expert in the powerful back-end platform ExpressionEngine. She has consulted on numerous Edmonton projects including VUE Weekly, and teaches Interface Design at MacEwan University.

Nate Box

Company: Elm Café

Nate is proud to call Edmonton home. He is the owner of Elm Café, a small shop that focusses on providing craft coffee, artisan sammiches, and boutique catering to the masses. He believes in challenging peoples conceptions of food and the community it builds. His work and life experience are inseparable. After working with major national brands, not-for-profits, and independent food establishments, Nate finally felt ready to sink his roots deeper into Edmonton. His wife, family, friends, and staff are the reason he’s able to do what he loves. Aside from coffee, sammiches, and people, Nate spends time scheming, cycling, climbing, and drinking bourbon.

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