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4 ways an effective marketing plan can help your business win
Jan 31, 2018

your marketing plan can help you achieve the goal of generating maximum sales for your business

4 easy ways to validate a business idea.
Jan 9, 2018

Some would say business ideas area a dime a dozen, and maybe they are. However, there is always room for a new - or even a slightly different take - on products

Support local over the Holidays
Dec 13, 2017

The holidays are a hectic time for most. While it may be easier for some to order online from large department stores, efforts to shop local and shop small make

5 basic credit qualification criteria for small business loans
Dec 6, 2017

Your small business financing request will be evaluated using 5 basic categories known as “the 5 C’s of credit”

Wins for the region are wins for local entrepreneurs!
Nov 24, 2017

Regional partnerships with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation received a boost last week from the province’s CARES program.

Think about the customer
Nov 15, 2017

It’s simple. If you don’t have a customer, you don’t have a business. Customers are the key to a growing and starting a successful venture. It matters not that

6 steps to moving your retail business online
Nov 8, 2017

The trend to spending online is on the rise. Seize the opportunity to get in the game.

Economic Development 101
Oct 18, 2017

Economic development will continue to be a hot topic if debates during the recent municipal elections are any indication. Many candidates talked about

JMH & Co. delivers $50,000 for APEX Business Challenge
Oct 17, 2017

Local accounting and business services firm JMH & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants (JMH) has gifted APEX clients the opportunity to receive up to $10,000

Market research can help your business
Oct 11, 2017

How can a business stay on top of industry trends and changes?

Power Up! The Alberta Entrepreneur’s Conference
Oct 10, 2017

You are invited to Brooks, Alberta Power Up Conference!

Medicine Hat DMO Joins APEX Incubator
Oct 5, 2017

The Medicine Hat Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) has joined forces with the APEX Incubator

Southeast Alberta Energy Diversification Strategy (SEEDS)
Oct 3, 2017

Opportunities exist with renewable energy projects coming to our region

APEX Incubator Officially Open
Sep 28, 2017

Budding entrepreneurs in southeastern Alberta now have access to a wide array of free services thanks to an expanding partnership between Alberta Innovates,

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