Learn About Business Incubators and Accelerators

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Entrepreneurs should know about business incubators and accelerators and their services. If you are starting an innovative company, or if you know someone who is, here is a bit of background information to help you get started. For local business promoters we also have a bit of an in-depth assessment of the ins and outs of these kinds of business support programs.

 Economic Profile of Alberta

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Alberta, a province known for its abundant natural resources and economic dynamism, presents a multifaceted economic profile with various urban and rural opportunities and challenges.  Key Industries 1. Energy Sector:    – The cornerstone of Alberta’s economy, the energy sector encompasses oil and gas extraction, refining, and distribution. The province’s vast oil sands and natural … Read more

Economic Profile for the City of Calgary

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Economic Overview: Calgary, known as the economic heart of Alberta, boasts a diverse and resilient economy. Historically rooted in the energy sector and agriculture, the city has strategically diversified, incorporating industries such as finance, technology, and creative arts.  Key Industries: 1. Energy Sector: Calgary remains a major global energy hub, with a concentration of oil … Read more

Edmonton Economic Profile

 Economic Overview: Edmonton, as the capital city of Alberta, Canada, serves as a key economic hub within the province. With a population over one million citizens, is economy is diverse, with sectors such as energy, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, education, and retail playing significant roles. Surrounded by several satellite cities, Edmonton serves as an economic hub … Read more

Unlocking the Power of Social Innovation: A Comprehensive Guide to Related Concepts

Social Innovation In today’s complex and interconnected world, the pursuit of social and environmental good is intertwined with a web of related concepts and practices. Understanding the interdependencies between these terms is crucial for harnessing their collective power. Let’s explore the system of related concepts that encompass the realm of social innovation and responsible business … Read more

Unlocking Success in Small Business: Harnessing Collective Intelligence

In the world of entrepreneurship and small business, success often hinges on your ability to tap into the collective intelligence of your team, network or community. Collective intelligence is the concept that the combined knowledge, skills, and insights of a group are often greater than what any single individual can achieve alone. Think “hive-mind”. It’s … Read more

Introducing Community Economic Development

Unlocking Growth: The Power of Community Economic Development for Small Business Entrepreneurs As a small business entrepreneur, you’re already well-acquainted with the trials and triumphs of running your own venture. But have you ever considered the untapped potential of community economic development (CED)? It’s not just a buzzword; it’s a powerful strategy that can benefit … Read more

Introducing Business Systems Management

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Conventional Small Business Management Of course every entrepreneur wants to maximize their value offering. But there is more than one way to do this. There is growing evidence that small businesses need to shift their approach in order to management the growing changes, complexities and uncertainties in their business environments. A systems approach offers a … Read more