Entrepreneurs of Alberta

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  • Financing Alberta’s film industry

    Financing Alberta’s film industry

    ATB partners with Alberta’s film industry through The Branch for Arts + Culture. The Branch works with Edmonton-based Avatar Media, to provide “gap financing” and additional banking support.

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  • Protect what you’ve made—a crash course in business intellectual property

    Protect what you’ve made—a crash course in business intellectual property

    A breakdown on common the five main types of intellectual property and what they are used for, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and industrial design.

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  • ATB X business accelerator expands to Edmonton and online

    ATB X business accelerator expands to Edmonton and online

    ATB X is opening its doors in Edmonton and online, which means four more in-person cohorts and unlimited access to a virtual program.

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  • Inspirational Images for Entrepreneurs

    Inspirational Images for Entrepreneurs

    Inspirational images for entrepreneurs to remind you how fantastic you are, from your friends at ATB.

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  • How to quit your day job and start an international business: DJ Bikes

    How to quit your day job and start an international business: DJ Bikes

    Daniel Yang shares his story about starting his international business, DJ Bikes.

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  • Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? [Quiz]

    Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? [Quiz]

    Everyone has different traits of an entrepreneur, but what kind of entrepreneur are you? Take this handy quiz to find out entrepreneur you are—and how to succeed.

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  • Top growth indicators for entrepreneurs

    Top growth indicators for entrepreneurs

    ATB shares how you can determine and measure your business growth as an entrepreneur.

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  • How ATB partnered with Alberta Music through The Branch for Arts and Culture1:01

    How ATB partnered with Alberta Music through The Branch for Arts and Culture

    Carly Klassen from Alberta Music shares how she found a financial institution that could meet the needs of her non-profit and shared their company’s vision. We dive into Carly’s journey to understand

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  • The entrepreneurial guide to making sales without selling

    The entrepreneurial guide to making sales without selling

    At ATB’s Emerge Entrepreneurial Summit, guest speaker Kim Orlesky shares her insights about how to be a successful salesperson.

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  • Social enterprise in Alberta—with four local business owners

    Social enterprise in Alberta—with four local business owners

    We recently connected with two local businesses and their founders, and asked them a few questions all about social enterprise and how it fits into their journey of entrepreneurship.

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  • Fiasco Gelato’s ingredients for small business success

    Fiasco Gelato’s ingredients for small business success

    Fiasco Gelato founder, James shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and the advice for those aspiring to start their own business. Rollup Image:

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  • Turn down the difficulty: life hacks from Calgary's Entrepreneurs

    Turn down the difficulty: life hacks from Calgary's Entrepreneurs

    Life hacks from 4 of Calgary’s leading entrepreneurs.

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  • How to manage your business during a personal crisis: Advice from an entrepreneur who's been there

    How to manage your business during a personal crisis: Advice from an entrepreneur who's been there

    Entrepreneur Susie Sykes shares the impact of personal crisis on her business

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  • How Naheyawin's Jacqui Cardinal rediscovered her purpose in entrepreneurship

    How Naheyawin's Jacqui Cardinal rediscovered her purpose in entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneur Jacqui Cardinal blends passion with purpose through her business.

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  • Finding balance in business with Alberta entrepreneur Bradley Poulette

    Finding balance in business with Alberta entrepreneur Bradley Poulette

    Work-life balance doesn’t always look the way you might expect.

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  • Rise and Grind: How Calgary’s Entrepreneurs Start Their Days

    Rise and Grind: How Calgary’s Entrepreneurs Start Their Days

    Calgary entrepreneurs share how they start their day.

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  • Alex Putici shares his experience starting Work Nicer

    Alex Putici shares his experience starting Work Nicer

    Alex Putici shares how he gave up his lucrative career in the security industry to start Work Nicer Coworking, without any capital.

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  • Co founders of Playfield Co. share their tips for entrepreneurs

    Co founders of Playfield Co. share their tips for entrepreneurs

    Like many people, Diego Arenas and Andy Nguyen had an idea for a business. Together, they took the less common step of putting in the work—and shouldering the risk—to bring their idea into reality.

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  • PlayCity’s Hafiz shares his entrepreneurial journey

    PlayCity’s Hafiz shares his entrepreneurial journey

    Hafiz MItha inspires future entrepreneurs by sharing about the value of keeping ideas secret and staying enthused, by sharing his own experiences creating the PlayCity app.

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  • Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. on starting their own business

    Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. on starting their own business

    Jamie Parker from Calgary Heritage Roasting Company shares 4 tips for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, based on his experience starting his business alongside co-founder Mike Wenzlawe.

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