Rob Saik, 9:00am Keynote Speaker change

There has been a change to the agenda and Rob Saik will be first up at 9:00am. Jen Carlson will speak after lunch at !:00pm.

9:00 am Keynote Speaker: Rob Saik, Agricultural Futuristrobert-saik-ceo

In his capacity as Founder and now Global Business Development for Agri-Trend, Robert has been involved in the development of many new business processes and spearheaded several advancements in technology integration in agriculture including the development of The Agri-Data® Solution. which was a winner of Alberta’s 2002 E-business of the Year for on-line farm data management as well as 2015 Ag Innovation of the Year Award by Agri-Trade Show.

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Session Speaker: Brian Siddle on Social Media & Digital Marketing

2:15 pm Breakout Session 3 (Click to see all sessions)

 

Social Media and Digital Marketing: You’re trying to build an online presence and have limited budget and resources. What should you do first? In terms of marketing, start with the digital side of things. In this session, Brian Siddle of Strong Coffee Marketing will go through some of the most significant and actionable digital marketing initiatives a small business owner can do.

Presented by: Brian Siddle, Strong Coffee Marketing

As Director of Community and Content at Strong Coffee Marketing, Brian’s primary focus lies in social media strategy, community management, and content planning. He helps to develop strategic direction for clients and conducts numerous social media workshops and presentations for local businesses every year.

Breakout Sessions Announced

From four available options you can make your choice of two breakout sessions that provide down-to-earth information for your business:

  • Business Start-Up 101: Business Link and Community Futures representatives will provide the basic how-to’s for a new start up, and offer guidance for ventures just beginning their entrepreneurial adventure. What is the best structure for your business? What kind of financing will you need? How do you research the market? How much do I have to spend on marketing my business? And how important is the business plan? This will be a jam-packed session of vital information.
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing: You’re trying to build an online presence and have limited budget and resources. What should you do first? In terms of marketing, start with the digital side of things. In this session, Brian Siddle of Strong Coffee Marketing will go through some of the most significant and actionable digital marketing initiatives a small business owner can do.

Presented by: Brian Siddle, Strong Coffee Marketing

As Director of Community and Content at Strong Coffee Marketing, Brian’s primary focus lies in social media strategy, community management, and content planning. He helps to develop strategic direction for clients and conducts numerous social media workshops and presentations for local businesses every year.

  • Financial Management and Crowdsourcing: ATB Financial hosts this informative and very important breakout session. An efficient and effective cash flow is critical to optimizing your business profitability. Understanding your cash flow also helps you to make more informed and timely decisions about your business finances. Learn more about Alberta BoostR, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform from ATB Financial designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta. BoostR is ideal for businesses of all stages – from startup to well established – whether you’re looking to launch or reach the next level of growth. 
  • How to Lead a Dysfunctional Team: Linda Wilson from The Leadership Centre in Red Deer brings this session based on Patrick Lencioni’s model from his book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. Even if you wouldn’t define your team as dysfunctional, wouldn’t you love to learn how to take it to the next step of being a cohesive, high performing team? Lay a strong foundation for your journey from dysfunctional to cohesiveness; create an environment of Trust; value Conflict and open dialog while exploring differing perspectives; establish team and individual Commitment to the team’s goals; holding one another Accountable is the work of the team; and celebrating the Results as a team effort, not just for one person’s glory.

 

This all day conference is on Wednesday March 29th in Olds AB.

Get your tickets here. We offer Early Bird (until March 15th) and Student specials.

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Update to the agenda: Business Resource Marketplace

Business Resource Marketplace:

The resource marketplace will host over a dozen local, regional, provincial and federal organizations who will be on site to talk to you about your business needs. Many of these will be hosting a Mentor Café in the afternoon to offer consultation. Some of them include:

  • Alberta Government, including Alberta Labour, Economic Development and Trade, Culture and Tourism
  • Business Link
  • ATB Financial
  • Community Futures
  • Futurpreneur
  • Olds Institute
  • Olds & District Chamber of Commerce and Uptowne Olds
  • Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (to be confirmed)
  • Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) – to be confirmed

This all day conference is on Wednesday March 29th in Olds AB.

Get your tickets here. We offer Early Bird (until March 15th) and Student specials.

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Join our LinkedIN groups page and share your story

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We’ve setup a LinkedIN group page here. Join up and share your story before, during and after the conference. Online networking is a great way to be in touch with other entrepreneurs in the region. What is your story? What’s your entrepreneurial story? Startup or growing or looking for new innovative ways to energize your business?

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This all day conference is on Wednesday March 29th in Olds AB.

Get your tickets here. We offer Early Bird (until March 15th) and Student specials.

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Powered by ATB Business – Sponsor & Partner

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At ATB Financial (atb.com/business), we’re committed to supporting the success of Alberta entrepreneurs. We have dedicated experts, innovative solutions and an unparalleled understanding of Alberta business.

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Whether you’re starting a business, expanding it to new markets, or tackling your next entrepreneurial challenge, we’re here to help.

This all day conference is on Wednesday March 29th in Olds AB.

Get your tickets here. We offer Early Bird (until March 15th) and Student specials.

Let’s get social! Use: #powerupAB

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