Starting a business

Resources and insights to make that amazing business idea of yours a reality

  • 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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  • ATB Startup Costs Template

    ATB Startup Costs Template

    A template for estimating your startup costs including personal investment and bank loans, equipment and inventory, and working capital.

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  • 5 tips to improve cash flow for emerging entrepreneurs

    5 tips to improve cash flow for emerging entrepreneurs

    Our top tips on managing and improving cash flow for your small business.

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  • Want to start your business with your own money? This entrepreneur did.

    Want to start your business with your own money? This entrepreneur did.

    Want to start your business with your own money? Learn how Joel Jelinski of Burgundy Oak started his business with $800 from his own pocket.

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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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  • Top 10 things we learned at the ATB entrepreneurial summit

    Top 10 things we learned at the ATB entrepreneurial summit

    ATB shares our key takeaways from our recent entrepreneurial event.

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  • Top trends in digital marketing for small businesses

    Top trends in digital marketing for small businesses

    ATB shares our top trends in digital marketing for small businesses.

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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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  • An entrepreneur’s tips on separating business and personal finances

    An entrepreneur’s tips on separating business and personal finances

    Calgary-based tech startup shares what they’ve learned about separating their business and personal finances.

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  • Why Crowdfunding Could Be the Best Option

    Why Crowdfunding Could Be the Best Option

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  • Top Considerations When Setting Your Crowdfunding Goal

    Top Considerations When Setting Your Crowdfunding Goal

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  • Eight Questions to Ask Yourself

    Eight Questions to Ask Yourself

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  • Crowdfunding 'Ready to Launch' Checklist

    Crowdfunding 'Ready to Launch' Checklist

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  • Crowdfunding Checklist 'How to Finish Strong'

    Crowdfunding Checklist 'How to Finish Strong'

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  • ATB Crowdfunding Guide

    ATB Crowdfunding Guide

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  • You need a business plan. This entrepreneur with hustle explains why

    You need a business plan. This entrepreneur with hustle explains why

    Jon Williams of Bo and Marrow shares his entrepreneurial story and why he recommends that every entrepreneur has a business plan.

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  • 5 things banks really want to see in your business plan

    5 things banks really want to see in your business plan

    Review the key elements that will make your business plan stand out (and get approved) by the bank.

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