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A new face on small business lending

Posted on: July 21, 2016 | Author: Chett Matchett, Business & Agriculture Director of Product Innovation

What if EVERY Albertan could lend to an Alberta business?

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Small businesses make us better
October 04, 2016

Small businesses make us better

This October, ATB Financial will join chambers of commerce all over the province to celebrate small business.

A new face on small business lending
July 21, 2016

A new face on small business lending

What if EVERY Albertan could lend to an Alberta business?

Help grow & diversify Alberta’s economy through crowdlending
May 23, 2016

Help grow & diversify Alberta’s economy through crowdlending

ATB LendR is actively looking for its first group of Founding LendRs ready to support Alberta's entrepreneurs.

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April 27, 2016

What do I need to open a business bank account?

Here’s a guide explaining what you’ll need to open an account at ATB, depending on the type of business you have.

Franchise Focus: Your support team
March 07, 2016

Franchise Focus: Your support team

Franchisees don't work alone. You'll need a team to find success.

Franchise Focus: 5 tips to success
March 07, 2016

Franchise Focus: 5 tips to success

You're ready to dive in and become a franchisee. This advice will help you succeed.

Franchise Focus: Pop quiz!
March 07, 2016

Franchise Focus: Pop quiz!

Take our quiz to find out if franchising is a good fit for you.

Franchise Focus: Finding a match
March 07, 2016

Franchise Focus: Finding a match

Ready to take on a franchise? This checklist will help you find an opportunity that's right for you.

Franchise Focus: Q & A with a franchisee
March 07, 2016

Franchise Focus: Q & A with a franchisee

A franchisee answers our questions about being in business.

Franchise Focus: Understanding the FDD
March 07, 2016

Franchise Focus: Understanding the FDD

As you investigate the possibility of opening a franchise, you will hear about the Franchise Disclosure Document.

Franchise Focus: Build your empire
February 25, 2016

Franchise Focus: Build your empire

You're set on becoming a franchisee. Now it's time to decide whether multiple locations would be a good choice for you.

Sound bites from award-winning bosses
December 17, 2015

Sound bites from award-winning bosses

Business owners say the darndest things. From profound to amusing, the quotes kept coming during a recent event.

James's blog: The youth will set you free
October 07, 2014

James's blog: The youth will set you free

This blog post gets to the root of what makes the Fiasco Gelato team tick.

Building a battle-ready team
October 07, 2014

Building a battle-ready team

Take a look at Ed Straw's advice on transforming your team from ho-hum to shipshape.

What to consider when changing your business model
October 07, 2014

What to consider when changing your business model

Four things to think about before altering the direction of your venture.

5 Tips to manage your cash flow
September 26, 2014

5 Tips to manage your cash flow

Expert advice on managing your cash flow…we’re guessing you haven’t tried all of these yet!

5 Considerations to make when opening a storefront business
August 06, 2014

5 Considerations to make when opening a storefront business

Opening a retail store can be risky due to high startup costs and increasing local competition.

6 things you should do to regularly check the health of your business
July 28, 2014

6 things you should do to regularly check the health of your business

All too often, business owners get so involved in the daily running of their company that they lose sight of their goals

5 tips for building a better relationship with your banker
June 24, 2014

5 tips for building a better relationship with your banker

Establishing a good rapport with your banker can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your business.

Growing pains
June 16, 2014

Growing pains

Sherwood Park entrepreneur Jacqueline Jacek talks about leaving her comfort zone and shares the 10% rule.

1 + 1 = 3
May 27, 2014

1 + 1 = 3

Brittney Ramsay, President of Britt Land Services, explains her company’s philosophy: 1+1=3.

Entrepreneur Insights: 5 ways to boost workplace morale
May 27, 2014

Entrepreneur Insights: 5 ways to boost workplace morale

Breanne Ramsay shares a few ways she and her sister, Brittney, ensure Britt Land Services remains a great place to work.

5 simple steps to succession planning
May 27, 2014

5 simple steps to succession planning

You have a business and financial plan but there's another type of plan that you might not have: a succession plan.

Four key resources for Alberta business owners
February 28, 2013

Four key resources for Alberta business owners

Running a business without a plan is like running a marathon without knowing the route or doing any training...

Your business plan, from a banker’s perspective
October 02, 2012

Your business plan, from a banker’s perspective

Whether it's on your computer, on a napkin, or in your head, your business plan is key, and your banker wants to see it.

4 ways to gather customer feedback to better serve your customers
October 02, 2012

4 ways to gather customer feedback to better serve your customers

You need to know what the customer wants in order to deliver products and services that meet their needs.

Want to make a change? Here's who to talk to
October 02, 2012

Want to make a change? Here's who to talk to

When you have the opportunity to reinvent an aspect of your business, do your research.

6 ways to wow your customers
October 02, 2012

6 ways to wow your customers

You build your business on relationships. Maybe you get to know people over the counter, over a coffee, or over...

3 easy ways to tighten cash flow gaps
September 10, 2012

3 easy ways to tighten cash flow gaps

The reason cash flow is messy and hard to measure is because of time. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can tighten..

How to design a cash flow forecast for your business
August 14, 2012

How to design a cash flow forecast for your business

A cash flow forecast helps you understand the cause and effect of your business decisions on your finances.

What is cash flow, and why should I care?
August 13, 2012

What is cash flow, and why should I care?

The way you manage the flow of money has a significant impact on the health of your company. Timing is critical.

Had a good year? Here are 3 ways to make the most of it
April 19, 2012

Had a good year? Here are 3 ways to make the most of it

Good weather, high prices and plenty of hard work have earned you a little extra. Now what should you do with it?

Short-term investment options for your business
April 10, 2012

Short-term investment options for your business

By parking your money in an accessible account, you can earn interest while you plan for your next big business project.

Does my business need an operating line of credit or a term loan?
January 14, 2012

Does my business need an operating line of credit or a term loan?

Get help distinguishing between these two financing options.

Pitching your business idea: 5 steps to “Yes!”
December 14, 2011

Pitching your business idea: 5 steps to “Yes!”

Being an entrepreneur may require you to have to "sell" your company to potential investors.

Succession planning for family businesses
December 14, 2011

Succession planning for family businesses

Family businesses are at the very heart of the Canadian and Albertan economy, but 70 per cent of them fail before...

Fiasco Gelato’s ingredients for small business success
January 15, 2015

Fiasco Gelato’s ingredients for small business success

In a lot of ways James Boettcher is what you might call an “accidental entrepreneur”.

Webinar offers financial know-how for business owners
January 21, 2015

Webinar offers financial know-how for business owners

We're excited to share with you the video and resources from our recent free online business webinar.

How to find the right business mentor
January 21, 2015

How to find the right business mentor

If you’re looking for advice on running a small business, there’s no better place to look than to a mentor.

Growing smart: Cash flow is king
January 21, 2015

Growing smart: Cash flow is king

When ATB’s Ed Straw and James Boettcher met, one of the issues they tackled was Fiasco Gelato's rapid gowth.

Are you and your banker right for each other?
January 21, 2015

Are you and your banker right for each other?

The right banker will help you with your day to day banking, growth, and cash flow.

Building a brand: That’s a capital idea!
February 26, 2015

Building a brand: That’s a capital idea!

How do you build a killer brand? Six Alberta entrepreneurs share their insights.

Growing your business: That’s a capital idea!
March 16, 2015

Growing your business: That’s a capital idea!

Entrepreneurs share advice on managing expansion into new markets.

4 key resources for Alberta business owners
April 06, 2015

4 key resources for Alberta business owners

From start up to succession, these business guides help you through key phases of business development and growth.

Succession planning—the time is now
April 24, 2015

Succession planning—the time is now

The best time to begin planning for the future is now—regardless of when you plan to retire.

Eager to start? Don't skip these beginning business steps
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Eager to start? Don't skip these beginning business steps

How to build the proper foundation to create a long-term, successful, and profitable venture.

Extra cash? Invest
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Extra cash? Invest

Having surplus cash sitting around won’t grow your business or contribute to profits.

Why pay attention to payables?
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Why pay attention to payables?

Savvy business owners know that managing liabilities is key to financial success.

Sources of financing to grow your business
April 30, 2015

Sources of financing to grow your business

Explore the pros and cons of the financing options for your business venture.

Cash in—collecting payments
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Cash in—collecting payments

Setting up an invoicing system might be the single most important aspect of starting a successful business.

Turning ideas into products: That’s a capital idea!
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Turning ideas into products: That’s a capital idea!

It likely comes as no surprise that every great business and product originates from an entrepreneur’s great idea.

Stay alive, and thrive!
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Stay alive, and thrive!

Even in the tough economic times we’re facing today, there are businesses that are thriving.

Success in uncertain times
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Success in uncertain times

4 tips on how to be successful in times of uncertainty.

Protecting your business from online fraud
June 17, 2015

Protecting your business from online fraud

The business costs of online fraud come down to much more than a dollar figure.

Cultivating productivity: That’s a capital idea!
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Cultivating productivity: That’s a capital idea!

Increasing productivity will be far less daunting if you choose to focus on a combination of little things.

Fostering a culture of innovation: That's a capital idea!
June 26, 2015

Fostering a culture of innovation: That's a capital idea!

June's Capital Ideas sessions focused on the notion of innovation, and how to make it happen.

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