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Starting up is hard to do, or is it?
Sep 19, 2017

A lot of time, effort, money and hard work goes into starting up a business and some still fail. It is this knowledge and the process itself that sometimes get

We are experts at helping small business
Sep 13, 2017

A thriving small business community that generates jobs and leads to growth and prosperity in the economy is a critical investment.

Are you ready for the big leagues young entrepreneur?
Aug 24, 2017

What if we treated aspiring entrepreneurs like hockey players? I am not the first one to find merit in this concept, but let’s really think about it…

Exporting: the growth engine for business
Aug 16, 2017

Exporting can accelerate your company growth, competitiveness, profit and resilience.

The best businesses start with one employee
Jul 26, 2017

Imagine a world where you couldn’t get a handmade crocheted washcloth. I just can’t. That simple crocheted washcloth, often sold online or at local markets,

Investment in innovation
Jul 19, 2017

There are vouchers available to eligible businesses and start-ups to assist with technology development

Get back to basics with customer service
Jun 21, 2017

Growing competition means you need to deliver excellent customer service

Starting a business? Consider the bootstrapping method.
Jun 1, 2017

Bootstrap your business idea by leveraging personal savings and the selling products or services.

Overcoming obstacles in your business
May 24, 2017

What can business leaders and entrepreneurs do to overcome the obstacles they face, and what can we learn from the marathon athlete?

If you need money for your business: understand your credit score
Apr 26, 2017

If you are applying for any type of financing, personal or commercial, you should know that lenders will want to see your credit report

Entrepreneur training in Medicine Hat
Mar 29, 2017

The self-employment (SE) training program is a 1-year commitment that will provide training and mentorship on how to start and run a business

The Regional Innovation Network in Southeast Alberta
Feb 1, 2017

The Regional Innovation Network can help you bring ideas to life

Being strong in business
Jan 16, 2017

Did you know that 50 percent of new business will not survive to the five-year mark. What can you do to be strong in your business?

Cybercrime: a growing threat to business
Dec 7, 2016

Cybercrime is an enormous problem for small business

Bringing value to local business
Nov 9, 2016

APEX wants to be known as the information hub for business

One Entrepreneur’s Journey
Oct 12, 2016

I had no idea that there were so many good programs available to help entrepreneurs