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Changing the game for Alberta's entrepreneurs.

If you've got a killer business idea, and a whole lot of hustle, we've got the expertise to help you break down any barriers standing between you and a thriving entrepreneurial future.

Do you have questions around starting a business?

We’ll take you step-by-step through everything you need to know when starting a business in Alberta.

Growing your business network as a new Canadian

When it comes to building and growing a business, a strong network is a must. Especially for new Canadian entrepreneurs starting out in Alberta.

Identifying a target market for your new business

Have a very clear idea of the problem you are trying to solve with your business and who your target market is will be crucial for developing your go-to-market strategy.

Exploring Indigenous intersectionalities

A panel of diverse Indigenous entrepreneurs speak about how their intersectional identities have inspired and challenged them. We share key learnings and a follow-up Q&A.

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.

What types of crowdfunding are there?

Did you know there are multiple types of crowdfunding? Learn more about donation-based, equity, debt, and rewards-based crowdfunding.

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's the deal with lean startup in business?

Write a business plan, pitch it to investors, get a team together, introduce a product and sell as much as you can

How to quit your day job and start an international business: DJ Bikes

Entrepreneur Daniel Yang, shares how he started the online bike store, DJ Bikes with ATB’s help.

Recruitment tips for entrepreneurs

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

Let’s get started: 7 tips on starting your own business

Top tips on starting your own business from Clay Bevans, owner of Edmonton-based Clay’s Industrial Supply.

How a successful entrepreneur developed his business idea

Tips on developing a successful business idea from an Alberta entrepreneur

An entrepreneur's tips for business mentorship

You probably know you need a mentor, but what things should you consider?

10 questions to ask when you have a business idea

How to get started when you have a promising business idea and questions to ask yourself before you start a business.

8 tips for getting your great idea off the ground

These guys know all about great ideas, so here are Bryan and Brad’s tips for getting your great idea off the ground.

Entrepreneurs share insights on how to start a business

Two entrepreneurs share what they wish they knew before they started their businesses.

Pitching your business idea? Here are 5 things you should know

Pitch your business idea to friends and investors like a pro with our top 5 tips.

Fiasco Gelato’s ingredients for small business success

Fiasco Gelato founder, James shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and the advice for those aspiring to start their own business.

How entrepreneurs can rediscover their business purpose

Entrepreneur Jacqui Cardinal blends passion with purpose through her business, Naheyawin.

Co founders of Playfield Co. share their tips for entrepreneurs

These 4 tips are based on one of Calgary’s most popular lifestyle brands and socially conscious businesses.

Pitch perfect: 4 simple methods to improve your business pitch

Pitch your business idea to friends and investors like a pro with our top tips.

4 tips from True Büch on starting and growing a business

Conrad of True Büch shares how he started and grew his business and includes his 4 top tips for entrepreneurs. 

Tips from YYC & YEG Cycle co-owner on expanding your business

Gain some practical wisdom from successful entrepreneur and ATB customer Warren Matzelle about taking the leap to expand your business.

10 tips on mental health for entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur can be challenging; if you ever feel like giving up, or you’re just wondering if you’re ever going to have a day off, these 10 tips are for you.

You need a business plan: an entrepreneur with hustle explains why

Jon Williams of Bo and Marrow shares his entrepreneurial story and why he recommends that every entrepreneur has a business plan.

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.

Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. on starting their own business

Jamie Parker shares 4 tips for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, based on his experience starting his business alongside co-founder Mike Wenzlawe.

The program more Canadian entrepreneurs should know about

An overview of one of the CSBFP program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs access financing in Canada. 

5 tips to improve cash flow for emerging entrepreneurs

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

Reimagining women's entrepreneurship

Join ATB's Shannon Pestun as she uncovers these barriers and discusses the importance of support.

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