Crowdfunding your business is just about persuading people to give you donations- say $20, $50 or more. When you get some thousands of donors, you sure have some serious cash with you. In the era of social media, it has become possible to promote your ideas, your work and has helped or rather allowed various…

Starting a business in Edmonton is not an easy task. From finance to human resource to tapping into the market, you are going to face an uphill battle of startup challenges in Edmonton. Each one is going to be exciting and frustrating at the same time. However, by knowing the challenges the Edmonton business community…

The business of food trucks in Edmonton is on an upswing and you want to capitalize on it. Looking to start a food truck business but you are weary about the regulations? Take a look at these steps to get your food truck business in Edmonton on track. Source: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7258828940_e5b7c55256.jpg Vending Permit If you sell,…

While starting a franchisee business may seem like the ultimate way to propel your business to success, it takes more than just signing on the dotted line and paying a royalty to a wildly successful franchisor to make it successful. The success of your franchisee depends largely on how you operate it and the amount…

For quite a few of the previous posts, we have been harping about business incubators, but what about business accelerators? Business accelerators are perfect jump starters for any startup. They inject funds into startups, turning many struggling startups into full-fledged businesses and fast tracking their product cycle and entrance into the market. So, which are…

Business Referrals for the win! According to Forbes Magazine, more than 8 out of 10 businesses don’t survive their first year. The reason for this overwhelming failure rate is just what you’d expect “lack of sales”. Simply put, a business with enough sales does not fail. So how do you get to that point? Let’s…

Image source: therem-group.com The path to starting your own business is riddled with a plethora of questions. Which business should I start? Which industries are booming in Alberta? Where should I start? And so on. To help you make an informed decision, here is a quick scan of the hottest industries in Alberta. Petroleum engineering…