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About the ATB Virtual Entrepreneur Centre Meetup Group
Are you ready to take the next step in your entrepreneurship journey?
Whether that’s acting on an idea, learning a new skill or seizing growth opportunities, the virtual ATB Entrepreneur Centre has the resources and expertise you need.
Everyone’s business needs something different to get to the next level. We provide guidance, networking, community events, tools and banking expertise to Alberta entrepreneurs at every stage of their business.
We’re entrepreneurs, business experts and bankers ready to pass on our knowledge. What can we make possible for your business today? Let’s dive in and find out.
Upcoming events (3)See all
- You're Hiring Your First Employee... Now What?ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton, AB
Congratulations, you are ready to hire your first employee! Human Resources can be a misunderstood function within a business and it is often one of the areas that exposes business owners to the most risk. During our time together, we will explore all you need to know about bringing on your first employee(s), the key functional areas of HR, work through real life situations, and understand the legal and legislation risks that exist in some of the most routine actions a leader will take, including when you are hiring your friends or family.
Through gaining awareness in these areas, you can build effective HR strategies that help attract and retain top talent, promote a positive work culture, ensure legal compliance, and achieve your overall business objectives.
About the Presenter
Passionate about people for as long as she can remember, Ashley has been specializing in Human Resources for more than 15 years across a variety of industries. In 2019, Ashley founded Involvi Consulting with a goal of working with engaged leaders and business owners to improve their HR practices, provide them with ongoing expert solutions and to support their employees to improve working conditions and organizational culture.
Ashley holds her CPHR and SHRM-SCP designations and her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the U of A.
When not working, Ashley, her husband and 4-year-old son love to travel, experience new cultures and make reservations at the newest restaurants!
- Virtual Event - Qualifying for a Mortgage as an Artist: Mortgages 101Link visible for attendees
ATB is pleased to host this webinar on how qualifying for a
mortgage as an artist is not nearly as difficult or unusual as you think.
If you’re a working artist, hustling is a way of life. And yet, you’ve probably wondered if, in spite of all your hard work, you’ll ever be able to take some of the big life steps your non-artist friends take as a matter of course. Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist is not only possible, it’s not nearly as difficult or unusual as you might think. Join this webinar to learn from ATB’s Branch for Arts & Culture on how to qualify for a mortgage as an artist and increase your comfort around this topic.
This virtual event will take place on StreamYard. Please enter your name and email at this link to attend the webinar at 11:00am on October 12.
- Put Yourself First by Putting Profit FirstATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton, AB
According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, nearly a quarter of Alberta small businesses were at risk of closure in December 2020, the highest number in Canada. The businesses that are still chugging along are the lucky ones but are doing so by racking up debt and are consistently stressed out and not paying themselves.
You’ve probably put a ton into growing your business, but this will only get you so far. Many business owners strive for significant growth but don’t understand the company’s financial rhythm which eventually erodes the business resulting in failure. This ongoing statistic and scenario are unacceptable and must be eliminated!
This workshop is specifically designed to ensure you are not part of this statistic. Bruce will share simple yet highly effective strategies that will drive your business growth ensuring you are financially stable.
“Growth is the battle cry of nearly every entrepreneur and business leader. Grow! Grow! Grow! Bigger sales. Bigger customers. Bigger investors. But to what end? Bigger business means bigger problems for sure. Yet it surely does not guarantee bigger profits, especially when profit is a hopeful residual.” Mike Michalowicz
GET READY TO BE PROFITABLE!
About the Presenter
Bruce Baker holds a Masters in Industrial Psychology and is a behavioural business strategist, coach, and change agent. He brings you a wide-ranging skillset in business operational design, planning, and execution, with significant success in leveraging the only growing capital asset a business has-- its people.
With over 25-years of experience working with Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries, Bruce focuses on working closely with anyone from new entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs, and their leadership teams.
Bruce tends to focus on unique and enlightening perspectives as opposed to traditional practices on how to view and build your business. This is no different to his interpretation and position on financial management using unconventional methods like Profit First. As a certified advanced Profit First professional for the last several years, Bruce has brought success to many businesses bringing about financial prosperity.
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