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And we are all about creating oppportunity. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or have been operating a business for years, we're here to help you fine tune your day-today operations so you can get back to doing what you do best. Which is running a successful business.

Protect your business from cyber threats

ATB's Cyber Security Toolkit is full of tips that are easy to implement in your business.

Prepare your business for festival season

5 tips to help your business get ready for seasonal events and celebrations.

Interested in merchant solutions? Here’s what to look for

Discover the benefits of using point of sale solutions, along with a checklist of what’s important when comparing providers.

Get the most out of your merchant solutions to maximize revenue

Six ideas for elevating the customer experience and boosting your bottom line.

Financial essentials for your construction business

Industry specific advice for construction businesses on how to handle supply chain issues, use debt strategically, create cash flow projections and maximize slow seasons.

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What is two-factor authentication & why do I need it?

What you need to know about two-factor authentication and adding an extra layer of security to your online accounts.

The ESG opportunity in Alberta

The future of corporate purpose, sustainability and what ESG looks like in practice.

Cyber security for businesses

Get the best value for your investment in cyber security by creating effective baseline cyber security controls.

How to prepare your business for expansion

Successful growth boils down to preparation. While every business has different needs, all businesses can utilize five essential tips to prepare for growth.

Alberta’s creative economy: contributing socially, economically, culturally

The very nature of creative endeavours is that they are unique from other business ventures. Alberta's creative economy is constantly evolving and growing.

How one Edmonton entrepreneur overhauled her business

How an Edmonton entrepreneur overhauled her business to create a life of balance and happiness.

Grow your market share, grow your business

A strong core infrastructure, team and customer base will be crucial for allowing the agility needed to grow your market share. 

Understanding the right structure for growing your business

In today’s constantly shifting business landscape, at some point you will need to transform into a different business structure to continue to grow.

Fostering entrepreneurial growth through innovation

Prioritizing innovation can be a pivotal approach for driving entrepreneurial growth and gaining a competitive edge in the market.

The company you keep: building strategic partnerships

Strategic partnerships are critical for businesses looking to thrive. The first three partnerships you should have in your back pocket are a banker, an accountant and a lawyer.

Updating your business continuity plan

A clear and strategic business continuity plan can determine how resilient and disruption proof your business may be through whatever the future holds.

How to pay your federal and provincial business taxes online

A step-by-step guide on how to pay your federal and provincial business taxes online with your Online Tax Payments and Filing account.

5 signs telling entrepreneurs they’re ready to grow

Business growth can be driven through multiple approaches and strategies. The first question to ask yourself before making the move to expand is, “Am I ready?”

Managing your infrastructure to make room for growth

If your business is ready to expand, likely so is your infrastructure. From supply management to staffing and physical space, there’s a lot to consider.

Expanding your business beyond Alberta

If, as an Albertan entrepreneur you’ve already captured a good size of the provincial market, maybe it’s time to grow your business beyond borders.

4 things to consider when changing your business model

Before making any changes to your business model it’s important to conduct market research.

Calgary heritage top tips

Mike of Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. shares what he’s learned about working with retailers to get his product sold in-store. 

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.

The importance of mobile payment solutions for business

When you’re running a small business, it’s incredibly important to be able to take payments wherever you and your customers are.

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 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.

Rob Horricks shares top tips for getting into a retail space

Rob Horricks of Blush Lane Organic Markets shares his top tips for getting your product on retail shelves. 

Failing to report a data breach could cost you hundreds

There are many other costs and consequences to theft and payment fraud, which can impact a company’s ability to survive a cyber attack.

Protecting you and your business from online fraud

Falling victim to an online fraud can have a massive effect on the productivity and reputation of your business

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.

Why offer group investment plans to employees

Retaining quality staff is a challenge that can affect your bottom line. A Group Investment Plan will deepen employee loyalty while improving financial well being.

Top growth indicators for entrepreneurs

ATB shares important KPIs for entrepreneurs to consider when measuring business growth.

How YYC and YEG Cycle grew their business

Gain some practical wisdom on the topic of expanding your business from a successful entrepreneur and ATB customer: Warren Matzelle.

How to maximize your cash flow as an entrepreneur

These practices will help reduce your dependence on quick collections and maximize your cash flow.

Social enterprise in Alberta—with four local business owners

We connected with two local businesses and their founders, and asked them a few questions all about social enterprise and how it fits into their journey of entrepreneurship.

Should I open my own practice?

Join Tricia Dekker, ATB’s Director Business Development, Healthcare Professionals, in discussing how to buy or open a dental practice.

5 tips to improve cash flow for emerging entrepreneurs

Our top tips on managing and improving cash flow for your small business or startup.

Pricing your product: it’s more than just numbers

Get advice on pricing and listening to customers from the Burad’s of a family-run Panda Flowers in Sherwood Park, Edmonton.

Recruitment tips for entrepreneurs

These 5 tips should be kept in mind to ensure entrepreneurs are hiring the right people for their business.

Looking to make a change in your business?

Change will be inevitable in your business. Have this team of 4 that every entrepreneur needs by your side.

How to sell your grain in the US

If you’re looking to sell your grain south of the border, understanding the rules and regulations can help you avoid run-ins with the IRS and hefty tax bills.

Brewery co-founder gives tips on managing business partners

Alberta brewery co-founder shares his top 5 tips on working with business partners

Alex Putici shares his experience starting Work Nicer

Alex Putici shares how he gave up his lucrative career in the security industry to start Work Nicer Coworking, without any capital.

Alberta Cannabis legalization: what should retailers know?

Join April Pyne—ATB’s Strategic Markets Analyst—in discussing retailers and the cannabis industry in Alberta.

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