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Why?Race – BeCause Calgary is Yours to Change!

    The third annual Why?Race will take place on Saturday May 11, 2013. Why?Race is a day-long team race through Calgary’s downtown core, Amazing Race style. The race is BeCause’s most popular event to-date, offering participants a perfect opportunity to learn about our communities social issues while having a lot of fun with teammates Continue Reading »

Written on April 22, 2013

$100,000 buys a lot of coffees

    TELUS and the Globe and Mail are about to give away some serious cash, $100,000 to be exact. It does, however, come with a few strings attached. To win the dough, you have to be a small or medium-size business (employ less than 150 people) with a business challenge. In 800 words, you Continue Reading »

Written on April 8, 2013

The Chic Geek – Building Diversity in the Startup Scene

    Kylie Toh and Morgan Moe are two ambitious ladies. Between them, they have skills in hi-tech, communications, entrepreneurship, community building and startups. You could say they are both kind of geeky, a label they’d both consider a huge compliment! After attending various startup events, they realized their was an under-representation of women like themselves. Continue Reading »

Written on March 26, 2013

The Start-up of You

    I recently had a LinkedIn rep. come through my office to give us a sales pitch on one of their services. During the pitch, she gave the group a skill testing question with the winner being promised a prize. Due to my knowledge of (apparently) useless facts, I won. I’ll be honest and Continue Reading »

Written on March 11, 2013

Riding Alone – Do you have what it takes to be your own boss?

    We’ve all dreamed about sticking it to the man and being our own boss, making a quick billion then swapping tales with Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Sounds magical, but also a tad…unrealistic. Business ownership takes a mix of drive, determination, talent, time and a little luck too. It can lead to the Continue Reading »

Written on February 25, 2013

How much is $6 billion anyway?

    There has been a lot of talk lately on the news about the future state of Alberta, as we’re facing a $6 billion dollar revenue shortfall. I thought I’d use this blog post to explain what happened, what the province is doing to turn it around and what it means for Calgary business. Continue Reading »

Written on February 11, 2013

Do You Have What it Takes to Enter the Dragons’ Den?

  In my first Calgary is Awesome post, I said that business makes the world go ‘round. If this is the case, then one television show that helps keep it going ’round is Dragons’ Den. The popular show originated in Japan, and has since expanded to multiple countries around the world. It is currently in Continue Reading »

Written on January 28, 2013

Calgary Economic Development – Sharing & Shaping Calgary

    Calgary Economic Development is an amazing Calgary organization that aims to make Calgary a primary choice for people to live and do business in. According to their website, “Calgary Economic Development acts as a connector to bring businesses, organizations, government and the community together for projects and initiatives that benefit Calgary’s vitality and Continue Reading »

Written on January 21, 2013

Starting a Calgary business in 2013?

    2013 is a new year, and one in which you might be thinking of opening a new business. The City of Calgary website has a ton of information on how to do this, but here are some key points to get you started. The first thing you need to do is visit the Continue Reading »

Written on January 7, 2013

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