Business Resources

Webinars & Workshops

CENTRAL ALBERTA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP LTD.

CAEP is hosting a series of workshops on ALBERTA AGRICULTURE AND FOOD VIRTUAL EXPORT from August 12 – October 15, 2020

Alberta agriculture and food companies are invited to participate in a series of free educational webinars. Each webinar will be recorded so even if you cannot attend the live event, please register and you will be sent the recording afterwards.

5. How to Enter the Foodservice Sector

This webinar will provide insights into preparing your company to penetrate the foodservice sector. Thursday, October 15, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Speaker: Ron Lewis, Trajectory Inc., For more information and to register, click here

Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs: Are you Ready for Entrepreneurship? Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:30 AM  12:00 PM (AWE)

Are you an Indigenous woman who is ready to take her business idea to the next step? This course is for both new & growing businesses. Starting and creating your own business is life-changing, and it can be fun, exciting and challenging. The purpose of this introductory session is to provide you with information about:

  • Entrepreneurship, to help you decide if owning a business is for you.

  • Whether the timing is right for you to start a business venture.

The topics for discussion include: What is my vision? Is running a business truly for me? Where can I find the information I need to develop a plan? What financial information do I need to know? What is entrepreneurship? Realities of owning your own business

Women in Entrepreneurship Week  - September 21-25

A variety of webinars are being presented this week. 

  • The Power of Women Who Lead
  • Breaking Through and Stepping Outside the Box
  • Inspiring Women in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector
  • Removing Barriers to Young Women Choosing Entrepreneurship as a Career
  • Supporting Women Entrepreneurs-in-STEM in Southern Alberta
  • How Social Enterprises are Making Waves
  • More webinars to be announced

Find more information and register here

Alberta Business Link

Has a large selection of recorded webinars on a variety of business topics. Watch them for free anytime. https://businesslink.ca/recorded-webinars/

  • September 24 at 11am - Attract Your Dream Clients: Without Spending All Your Time on Social Media. Register.
  • September 24 at 1pm - Lessons Learned Through Covid-19: Virtual Panel. Register
  • October 8 at 10:30am - Startup Steps: Workshop. Register
  • October 8 at 11am - How to Grow and Scale Your Business. Register
  • October 15 at 1pm - Exporting: Resources & Opportunities (Virtual Panel). Register.
  • October 20 at 10:30am - 5 Ways to Finance Your Business: Workshop. Register

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Offers a wide variety of educational resources. See their upcoming events: https://www.awebusiness.com/calendar

Community Futures

September 23, 2020 from 9:30 to 11am. Free Webinar. Overview of Covid 19 Programs for the Self Employed and Small Business

Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI)

Intrapreneurship SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm MST ONLINE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

The Alberta Business Family Institute, Family Enterprise Foundation and Spyder Works are proud to present this interactive online workshop on Intrapreneurship. How to prepare the next generation to take over? It is a timeless question among entrepreneurial families. The real question is how best to close the gap between the core business and what next gens envision for their future.  Register

Exit Planning for Alberta Business Owners, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 11:00 AM MST

Now more than ever, the need to properly plan the exit of a business is paramount. John Carvalho, President of Stone Oak Capital Inc. has gathered Alberta's leading succession planning experts to discuss this important topic. Business owners and other corporate advisory professionals will gain an Albertan perspective from our panelists on best practices and challenges involved in exit planning.

Building an exit plan, selecting an advisory team, and staying on track with the process are a few topics that will be covered in this virtual roundtable discussion. Join our upcoming live webinar (Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 11am MST) for a discussion on exit planning specifically tailored for Alberta business owners.

Our Alberta panel of succession planning experts will join Stone Oak Capital Inc. for a virtual roundtable discussion on how to successfully plan for the exit of a middle market business, especially now in such uncertain times. Hear thoughts from leading succession planning experts; Amanda Vella (ATB), Alison Anderson (SuccessionMatching) and Shauna Feth (Alberta Business Family Institute). Register

Alberta Community Futures

The Family Business Transition - In Depth Series

This series of webinars will be geared to family businesses from all disciplines who seek to deepen their understanding and begin the process of transition planning. Transition planning is a natural process in a successful family enterprise and one that can (and should) be positive and empowering.

The main focus will be to give an overview of the process and provide communication and governance strategies that will enable business owners to confidently chart their transition plan. This will be supported by a comprehensive workbook containing tools, templates and resources by August 28th and as participants register.

Participants will be able to access the online Focus on Families course and workbook, with the expectation that they have reviewed the materials prior to the first session.

8 Sessions include :

  • Sept. 17 - Session 1 – Overview of the Family Business System and the Three Circle Model
  • Sept. 24 - Session 2: Focus on the Family Circle
  • Oct. 1 - Session 3: Focus on the Business Circle
  • Oct. 15 - Session 4 :Focus on the Ownership Circle
  • Oct. 22 - Session 5: Communication and Conflict Management for the Family Enterprise
  • Nov. 5 - Session 6: Establishing a Family Council and Developing a Family Constitution
  • Nov. 19 - Session 7: Establishing an Advisory Board
  • Dec. 3 - Session 8: Establishing an Ownership Council and Policies

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HOSTED ONLINE FROM 10AM – NOON ( Mountain Time)

Register

Business Transitions Forum - October 21-22, 2020 - Virtual Conference

BTF NOW is a virtual version of the acclaimed Business Transitions Forum – which has been facilitating successful exits, transitions and other M&A activity for entrepreneurs since 2015.

In our new remote format – the conference promises adapted tactical strategies for optimizing the value of your business, understanding M&A opportunities and preparing for expected or unexpected liquidity challenges.

This extraordinary virtual version of the conference is being thoughtfully produced to provide practical insights from entrepreneurs and business experts that have travelled down the transition path before you.

Use promo code ABFI20 for a 20% off.  Register

Tourism Alberta 

September 24, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Travel Alberta (Re)bound Strategy Update. Register

October 1, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - What the Research is Telling Us About Tourism Recovery. Register

Workshops to Inspire Winter/Shoulder Season Strategies

Travel Alberta is partnering with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), to host virtual workshops created to help tourism businesses develop strategies for winter/shoulder season.

Participants will learn the importance of building winter and shoulder season tourism opportunities and engage in discussions on the challenges, vision, focus areas and goals for accelerated development.

These interactive sessions will help businesses overcome obstacles created by the pandemic and inspire a different way of thinking as we navigate the new normal.

The first workshops in the series are coming up soon: 

  • October 6 -  9 a.m. to noon
  • October 8 -  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register Here

Tourism Businesses

Travel Alberta Industry Hub 

Agricultural Job Connector

Agriculture employers and workers can use these tools and resources to find jobs, skilled workers, financial help and other supports. 

Food Business Resources

CFIA’s Toolkit For Food Businesses

If your business is new to federal food regulations, follow these steps from the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to help understand the requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), as well as other food-related requirements.

Covid Resources

Alberta Relaunch Strategy - Find out details on Alberta's Relaunch process

All Provincial Government Programs available to business owners can now be found at BizConnect, including information on relaunch plans.  Some highlights:

  • Alberta's Recovery Plan to create jobs, build infrastructure and diversify our economy
  • Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force issues initial recommendations to support provincial economic recovery,  see what they have to say HERE
  • The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 50%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Resources

Business Information 

Business Continuity Planning

Surveys

Camrose Economic Recovery Taskforce - Survey

Promote your event on the Camrose County website:

If you have an event that supports businesses in Camrose County, please forward us the details at ecdev@county.camrose.ab.ca and we will consider adding it to our website and social media.