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Amplifying your business.

The ATB Entrepreneur’s Guide

Entrepreneurship is hard. Learning about it shouldn’t be.

Start Up Business

How YYC and YEG Cycle grew their business

Andrew Obrecht, co-owner of YYC and YEG Cycle, shares his top four tips for other entrepreneurs on how to grow their businesses.

What Manjit Minhas wants entrepreneurs to know

Ever wanted entrepreneurial advice from a Dragon’s Den Dragon? Manjit Minhas offers 6 keys to entrepreneurial success.

Are you an entrepreneur? A letter from ATB

When you’re busy defining what business and entrepreneur means for you, we’re here to listen.

5 sales tips for small business owners

Grab a coffee and learn some sales tips to help improve your small business in only 155 seconds.

Operations

How to protect your business from cyber theft and payment fraud

Protecting your business at every turn.

How to manage foreign exchange risk

Why Canadian Global uses ATB FX to find the best exchange rate for foreign currency exchange.

Protect what you’ve made—a crash course in business intellectual property

A breakdown on common the five main types of intellectual property and what they are used for, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and industrial design.

Reuse, buy, or build? Rethinking software and tech questions

How to decide what method of acquiring software and tech will work best for your business

How to manage your business during a personal crisis

Entrepreneur Susie Sykes’ personal life was in crisis. Here’s how she—and her business—made it through.

Money and Financing

The ATB Entrepreneur’s Guide to crowfunding

Share your story and give your business idea the spotlight it deserves!

7 tips for building your credit to finance your business

Debt consolidation involves borrowing money from one lower-interest lender to pay off your debts with other higher-interest lenders.

Financing Alberta’s film industry

ATB partners with Alberta’s film industry through The Branch for Arts + Culture. 

How to maximize your cash flow as an entrepreneur

Learning how to manage your cash flow wisely is a crucial step in the growth stage of a business.

Pay yourself first: managing your personal finances as an entrepreneur

Separating your personal and business finances is essential to protect your personal cash flow, maintain your personal credit and investing outside of your own business.

Agribusiness

Spirits of the West

David Farren, CEO of Eau Claire Distillery, talks about his experience funding, growing, and excelling in his business creating whiskey in Alberta’s Turner Valley.

Managing your liquidity ratio during the 2019 crop year

After a couple of challenging crop years, current liabilities may begin to creep up, putting pressure on that ratio of current assets to current liabilities

Need a new tractor? Combine crapped out? Should you lease or buy?

Deciding whether to buy or lease new agricultural equipment can be difficult. Our Agricultural Experts are here to help make that decision simpler.

Sugar Beets: One of Alberta’s most unique agricultural industries

Sold in Albertan grocery stores, sugar beets are a part of the local agricultural industry, producing products like granulated sugar, icing sugar and molasses.

People and Culture

Rise and Grind: How Calgary’s Entrepreneurs Start Their Days

Jamie Parker, Hafiz Mitha, Candice Munro, Andy Nguyen, Conrad Ferrel and Alex Putici share how they begin their work days.

Alternative Alberta tourism business gets boosted by ATB BoostR

Alberta-based tourism business Good Knights share their story of success using ATB BoostR to expand their business.

PlayCity’s Hafiz shares his entrepreneurial journey

Hafiz Mitha inspires future entrepreneurs by sharing about the value of keeping ideas secret and staying enthused, by sharing his own experiences creating the PlayCity app.

ATB wants to revolutionize banking for your arts-focused non-profit

Learn how ATB is revolutionizing the way art-focused non-profits like Alberta Music do their banking.

Sales and Marketing

What does CASL mean for your business?

Learn about the rules of CASL and how you can comply with CASL guidelines, to avoid penalty, while conducting effective email marketing.

Do your homework: why market research matters

Albertan entrepreneurs share how they made market research work for them—and how you can make it work for you.

Succession Planning

Retirement planning for small business owners

Here's a breakdown of the good, bad, and costly habits that affect your credit score.

Pass it on: 5 simple steps to succession planning

How to put together a succession plan to continue preserve your hard-earned success

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