Upcoming Events (July to September, 2019)

Fri July 12 2 to 4pm Knowledge Exchange Participate in a casual conversation with our visiting experts. Come ready with your business questions, and get ready to network with fellow entrepreneurs in the community.  Free @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 4234 Calgary Trail NW www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

July 12 to 14 Africanival Looking for vendors, sponsors, ideas, volunteers. Contact Frankline Agbor (MBTC Alumni) 780.709.0965 www.africanival.org

July 13 to 14 8:30am to 4:30pm OnLine Marketing Summit by Rapid Boost This intensive 2 day weekend workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of how to effectively strategize and implement powerful campaigns that convert. From social media marketing to search marketing, you’ll learn everything you need to excel at your digital marketing. $299 @ Aurora Lounge 4404 Gateway Boulevard @ www.eventbrite.com  

Tues July 16 9:30 to 11:30am Open Data Helps Small Businesses presented by City of Edmonton. How can an open data catalogue help small businesses? Whether it be launching new products and services by understanding Edmonton’s demographics or optimizing business processes through data-driven analysis, the City would like to share with you how the Edmonton Open Data Portal can help small businesses. Bring your laptop. Free @ Roundhouse 11110 104 Avenue Northwest MacEwan University www.eventbrite.ca  

Tues July 16 10am to 4pm Dive Into Design Thinking Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into design thinking, a process used to solve real-world problems with a human centered focus. Jason Eliuk and Lindsay Adrian, consultants with Edmonton Public Schools’ Career Pathways unit, will introduce you to the process through a hands-on experience. You will learn techniques including empathizing with users, identifying point of view, thinking divergently, prototyping and testing solutions. Free @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 4234 Calgary Trail NW www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

Wed July 17 / Aug 20 11:45am to 1pm Small Business Tax Tips by FBC – Canada`s Farm and Small Business Tax Specialist.  Are you a small business owner? Self employed? Contractor or Farm? Join us for tax and audit tips to pay less tax. We will review: Top 9 Tax Tips / Top 6 Audit Triggers / Tax changes for the 2018/2019 tax season / When to incorporate your business / Audit stats for small business in Canada Free @ FBC Edmonton Office:  100, 10703 181 street NW www.fbc.ca www.eventbrite.com    

Wed July 17 5 to 7pm WeBA Networking Mixer is a great place to meet like-minded business people in a relaxed setting. Please invite your friends and colleagues. Chances are your customers have customers . . . and they need to network too, so invite them along, they will thank you for the opportunity. “Networking is about building genuine personal connections.” See you there! Members Free non-members $10 donation to Cornerstone Counselling Centre @ Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre 18035 Stony Plain Road www.weba.org

 Wed July 17 7 to 9pm The Million Dollar Evening How to choose, start and run your own highly successful business and why you should start now. Dave Smith is going to share 4 decades of business successes, failures and the challenges he faces daily. He is keenly interested in helping would be entrepreneurs to avoid his mistakes and build their dreams into successful companies. $71.25 @Atrium Room ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre 2909 113 Avenue Northwest www.eventbrite.com  

Thurs July 18 noon to 1pm Building Effective Presentations Whether it is an internal or external presentation, you want to create a message that presents your company, ideas, or product with clarity and conciseness. Building an effecting presentation is more than paste a few points into a PowerPoint. Learn how to direct your message with effect planning and support materials. Free @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 4234 Calgary Trail NW www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

Thurs July 18 noon to 1:30pm Starting a Home Based Business: by City of Edmonton. Edmonton has a variety of home businesses, from hair salons to cleaning companies and bookkeepers. If you are thinking of starting your own home business, then join us to discuss the requirements for permits and licensing. FREE light refreshments served – bring bag lunch @ Central Lions Recreation Centre 11113 113 St smallbusiness@edmonton.ca

Thurs July 18 / August 15 / September 19 3:45 to 6pm Rainforest Alberta – Connector is an informal get-together for Edmonton entrepreneurs at all stages (from ideation to exiting), small business owners, and ecosystem helpers looking to encourage and promote collisions between people and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta’s innovation system. Join us to meet new like-minded people, celebrate successes and learn from failures, and build a community that supports and promotes entrepreneurship across the Province. You should come prepared to discuss who you are, what interested you in the Rainforest, what you are working on, and how you can help others in the room. Free @ Advanced Technology Centre 9650 20 Avenue Northwest www.rainforestyeg.ca

Fri July 19 8 to 10am Pancakes! Breakfast & Business Stop by Craft on your way to the K-Days parade to meet, greet, and eat with small business service providers dedicated to helping your business succeed. Breakfast is complimentary and we will be accepting donations for Suit Yourself.

  Free @ Craft Beer Market – Rice Howard Way.  www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

Fri July 19 10am to noon K Days Parade $150 entry before June 14@ downtown www.k-days.com

July 19 to 28 K Days – Shopping Plaza – Makers Exhibition – features 350 exhibitors and 122,000 sq ft of retail @ Northlands www.k-days.com

Fri July 19 11:30am to 1pm July Luncheon: Employment Standards Learn about the changes to banked overtime, holiday pay and union certification votes introduced by the provincial government. @ Nisku Rec Centre 606 18 Ave, Nisku $30 Members $40 Non-members www.leduc-chamber.com

Wed July 24 noon to 1pm Top Tips for Planning and Financing your Business using Alternative Funding Traditional loans aren’t the only way to fund your business. Our experts will walk you through alternative lending options that exist for Alberta entrepreneurs. Whether you are interested in market testing a product while getting funds, having the “crowd” support your loan, or getting start-up funding backed by the government, there are many innovative options you might not know about. Free @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 4234 Calgary Trail NW www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

Thurs July 25 11:30am to 1:30pm  NEBA Luncheon with Guest Speaker @ Fairfield Inn & Suites 581 Griesbach Parade tba www.neba.ca 

Thurs July 25 noon to 1pm Considering Becoming an Independent Contractor? Learn about the difference between being an employee and a contractor, how to find work, contract opportunities, and the proposal writing process. If you’re ready to take the leap on your own, we’re here to guide you. Free @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 4234 Calgary Trail NW www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

Thurs July 25 5 to 7pm EBA July Mixer Join us in welcoming a new EBA member at this month’s mixer location. Join us for great food and great conversation @ Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South (7230 Argyll Road) $10 Non Members www.yegba.com

Fri July 26 9:30 to 11am Roundtable Mastermind : Referrals by Michelle Vinthers Do you run a small business? Do you want to connect with other business owners, share your experience, and mastermind business challenges together? Join us for Entrepreneur Fridays, the last Friday of every month! $10 @ NABI – Campbell Business Park 200 Carnegie Drive St. Albert Reserve @ www.eventbrite.com

Thurs July 30 11:30am to 1pm Attracting & Retaining Employees through Financial Wellness. You don’t have to be big to offer big benefits. Attracting and keeping great employees can be a constant challenge–one that often takes more than the offer of a steady paycheque. Free @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 4234 Calgary Trail NW www.atbentrepreneurcentre.com

Wed Aug 7 noon to 1pm Oobliq Series: This series focusing on the health and well being of an entrepreneur and their employees.

Aug 7 – Nutrition: Our health depends on what we eat. Discover what foods help extend our healthy years and reverse some of our most common illnesses.

Thurs Aug 8 7 to 8:30pm  Project Connect Entrepreneur? Thinking of becoming one? Join Leading Ladies, Alli MacKenzie & Tanya West at The Light House Cowork for a FUN evening of connection. Expand your network, build your business, and create opportunities for collaborations!

We look forward to meeting you! $20 @ The Light House Cowork 4810 50th Ave. Leduc www.eventbrite.ca

Sat Aug 10 9am to 5pm 1st Generation Farmer Conference Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communications strategies? Are you a city-slicker itching to get your boots on land but don’t know where to start? Parking and camping available on site $50 includes speakers, locally-sourced lunch – proceeds to Young Agrarians @ Rosy Farms (one hour NW of Edmonton) – steps away from an eco-friendly haskap orchard (hosted by MBTC client Andrew Rosychuk) www.youngagrarians.org/august-10-2019-morinville-ab-1st-generation-farmer-conference/

Thurs Aug 15 7:30 to 9am NEBA Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event Early bird gets the worm! Mix, mingle, network and find out Ergonomic Secrets for Savvy Entrepreneurs. Refreshments and light snacks will be available for you to enjoy as you build opportunities through interactions. Free @ (hosted by) The Chiropractic Wellness Studio 13812 40 St NW www.neba.ca

Aug 15 to 25 Edmonton International Fringe Festival 1,600 performances from 1,200 local, national and international artists at indoor and outdoor venues. Offering something for everyone, the Festival has an attendance of over 850,000 patrons during the 11 days in August.  Food Vendor space 10X10 $4000 and up /Artisan Vendor space 10X10 $1450 and up www.fringefestival.org

Aug 17 to 19 Canadian Jewellery Expo is a dynamic marketplace showcasing the finest jewellery manufacturers. The ideal buying destination for Canada’s leading independent retail jewellery – industry only – closed to the public @ Edmonton Expo Centre www.cjexpos.com

Wed Aug 21 5 to 7pm WeBA Networking Mixer is a great place to meet like-minded business people in a relaxed setting. Please invite your friends and colleagues. Chances are your customers have customers . . . and they need to network too, so invite them along, they will thank you for the opportunity. “Networking is about building genuine personal connections.” See you there! Members Free non-members $10 donation to tba @ location tba www.weba.org

Aug 25 to 28  Gift and Home Market Alberta more than 2,500 exhibitors participate in CanGift markets across Canada displaying hundreds of thousands of products from international name brands to unique, local and handmade goods. – industry only – closed to the public @ Edmonton Expo Centre https://www.cangift.org/alberta-gift-fair/en/home/

Sep 5 to 8 TRENDS Apparel Show is the largest event of its kind in Canada that involves the participation of wholesale sales representatives showing Men’s, Ladies, Children’s, Sports, Work, Western and Footwear lines. For all of your wholesale apparel, accessory and footwear buying needs, we’ve got you covered!  – industry only – closed to the public @ Edmonton Expo Centre www.trendsapparel.com

Fri Sept 6 7am to 4pm 6th Annual Indian Summer Golf Tournament Aksis is a membership driven, not-for-profit organization created to serve as a central meeting point that inspires Edmonton’s Aboriginal business and professional community to connect, collaborate & create. $125 entry deadline Aug 26 @ Cougar Creek Golf Resort Carvel AB www.aksisyeg.org

Thurs Sept 12 7 to 8:30am Business Networking Breakfast: River City Connectors Open House: Build your business while helping others do the same in an informal setting. Are you an industry professional who’s energetic, believes in giving, are the best at what you do and would like to connect with others to expand your network? Then please join our growing group of trusted local business owners and entrepreneurs who meet every Thursday to exchange referrals and marketing strategies in a completely relaxed setting. There’s no fee to attend you must apply — and everyone is encouraged to order something from the menu. @ Blue Chair Café, 9624 – 76 Ave NW www.rivercityconnectors.ca

Sep 13 11:30am to 1pm “Meet in the Millet” Luncheon features updates from all levels of government from our greater region + gather businesses for collaboration + sharing @ Millet AgriPlex $40  www.leduc-chamber.com

Tues Sept 17 5:30 to 9pm Beyond Business Networking Event with plenty of time for networking, socializing, learning from a panel of Experts, AND some fun and games to lighten up our spirits!! Remember to bring your business cards to share with others. $20 Members $35 Non-members includes appetizers and one beverage  @ ProBiz Centre, 95 McLeod Avenue Spruce Grove  Register online before Noon Sept 16 www.professionalbusinessconnectioncentre.com

Sept 21 to 22 The Franchise Expo Your only opportunity to see and compare full and part-time business ownership options under one roof! – Save Hundreds of Hours of Research Time! @ Shaw Conference Centre FREE tickets at www.franchiseshowinfo.com/edmonton/visitor/

Thurs Sep 26 11:30am to 1:30pm Beaumont Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual General Meeting Location tba $30 members $40 non-members www.beaumontchamber.ca

Sept 28 to 29 ETSY Made In Canada – Edmonton Market With over 225 artists, designers, crafters and makers, come see the best Edmonton makes! $5 Shaw Conference Centre www.etsy.com

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