Recap: Merry Member Mixer

Instead of our usual panel discussion, Capital Ideas went with a networking and mixer event. Hosted by the ATB Entrepreneur Centre, the evening soiree was a big hit with all who braved the chilly temperatures to create some warm memories.

Event Recap: Know When To Grow

Our 55th Capital Ideas Edmonton event came back home to the Edmonton Journal building, where three local business owners talked about how they knew when it was the right time to grow, or scale-up, their businesses. Joining us was Robin Henderson from The Uncomplicated Family, Trent Oster from Beamdog, and Kevin Kent from Knifewear, Kent... Read more »

Event recap: The Art of Business

Our 54th Capital Ideas Edmonton event got creative with the usual plan. We held it after work at the new ATB Entrepreneur Centre on Tuesday, August 16. We still had three great entrepreneurs on the panel though, so that was business as usual. Talking about their work in the arts in Edmonton, and the business... Read more »

Recap: Doing Good In The ‘Hood

Christy Benoit from The Mosaic Centre, Deborah Barrett from Anthony At Your Service, and Michael Kalmanovich from Earth’s General Store dropped by to tell us how they built businesses centred around socially responsible values. 

Recap: Business NOT as Usual

Panellists Cathy Silver from Housecalls for Housecats, Derek Hopfner from Law Scout, and Garett Kruger from Sailin’On food truck took the stage to talk about how they are taking a non-traditional approach to doing business.

Recap: Company Culture Matters

Our panel at the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 was all about the importance of a company having an identifiable culture. Neil Herbst, co-owner of Alley Kat Brewery, Geha Gonthier, director of Wellness on Whyte and Matt Aubin, president of KEEN Creative spoke about their workplace cultures.

Recap: Creatively Funding Your Business

Our 50th panel in Edmonton focused on the many, many ways a business can find funding. Panelists were Pawel Brzeminski from Snap Projections, Rob de Groot of Red Cup Distillery and Eryne Sarabin from Tycoon Events. Along with this Storify of the event, a recap will also be published in the Edmonton Journal, Thursday, April... Read more »

Recap: Doing business differently

Our 49th lunchtime panel was all about innovating in your business. Panelists included Nicole Campre of Workhall, Dave Forster of Adster and Emerson Csorba of Gen Y Inc. A recap was also printed in the Edmonton Journal on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Here’s a PDF of that page from the newspaper.

Recap: Finding your following

The 48th Capital Ideas panel was all about social media and how to find a following for your business. Speaking on the panel were Ryan Holtz of Ryan Holtz Marketing, Consulting and Training, Marissa Loewen of Marissa Loewen Enterprises Inc. and Chris Mikulin of CLYW. We hosted this panel at the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday,... Read more »

Recap: Is your business ready to launch?

Panelists Robyn’e Garton of Pink Belts Roofing, Brenda Kerber of The Traveling Tickle Trunk and Arden Tse of Prairie Noodle Shop talked about starting up a business at our panel hosted at the Edmonton Journal January 20, 2016.

Recap: Keep customers coming back

Panelists Jennifer Grimm, owner and chief visionary officer of Lux Beauty Boutique, Susie Sykes, owner of Catapult Marketing and Sohail “Zee” Zaidi, owner of Remedy Cafe talk about providing great service to their customers and clients at the 46th Capital Ideas event on December 16, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal. We published a recap of... Read more »

Recap: How do you grow your cash flow?

Shelly Anderson, CEO of Naoka Inc. and founding principal of In Synch Consulting, Justin Archer, partner and managing director of BERLIN Ad/PR and Adriel Michaud, partner and director of SEO at Top Draw, discuss how they keep cash flowing at their businesses in good times and bad at the 44th Capital Ideas event on Oct. 21, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal.... Read more »

Recap: How to succeed at succession

Laura Brown, owner and vice president of Landale Signs, Scott Stoppler, president and CEO of Executrade and Gordon Wusyk, president of Predictable Futures Inc. discuss how good succession planning is key to their businesses at the 43rd Capital Ideas event on Sept. 16, 2015 at the Edmonton Journal. [View the story “Recap: How to succeed at succession” on Storify]