The Everything Olds Entrepreneurship Centre facilitates processes that allow start-up and existing businesses to explore strategies that grow profit and support business initiatives. Our partners – including the Olds & District Chamber of Commerce and Business Link – host monthly workshops that introduce new concepts and knowledge that is beneficial to entrepreneurs and those considering becoming entrepreneurs. We work to create an entrepreneurial mindset in the community.

The Entrepreneurship Centre provides mentorship and coaching support several mornings a week on a walk-in or appointment basis. The difference between the two: mentors offer great advice, coaches ask great questions. For start-ups coaching can prove invaluable. We work to create and support entrepreneurial leaders.

The Entrepreneurship Centre hosts an annual Power Up, Alberta Entrepreneur’s Conference to provide entrepreneurs with networking and learning opportunities. The Entrepreneurship Centre is part of the Central Alberta Rural Innovation Network, which offers access to many other agencies and resources that benefit local entrepreneurs delivering key resources to grow local business.

Spring 2019 Workshops

Core Readiness

Rediscover your purpose and values and how they drive your vision and mission forward. And turn your newly defined core into the key catalyst for growth.

Investment Readiness

Assess where you’re at; what’s working and what’s not. And plan to build a company that others can believe in and that your team can champion. Once you’re investment ready, you’re ready to move forward.

Growth Readiness

With your plan in hand, you’re ready for what the next level of success looks like, from ordinary to extraordinary. Activate your strategy and reach your goals.

Workshop also includes a 1-hour follow-up coaching call.

Come at 12:30 to join us for some pizza and networking time.

FREE Lunch & Learn Sessions | 12 – 1 pm

Show Me the Money!

May 14

Options for small business looking for financing for a start-up or growing a business. Learn the difference between debt and equity, the truth about grants, what funders look for, alternate financing, and more.

Cutting the Red Tape: Intro to Business Regulations

June 25

When starting your business, licensing and regulation requirements can be overwhelming.  Let us help  you simplify it.  We’ll show you what types of regulations exist and how they impact your business.  Our in-house regulatory experts will help you navigate the various compliance issues so you can get down to business.

FREE Destination Development Webinars

Live @ 9:30 am. Replays available on request.

Roger Brooks of Destination Development Association has traveled the world, visited thousands of communities, and assisted hundreds of towns, cities and counties with creating dynamic brands with unique experiences that draw in visitors and grow local economies. These webinars are open to anyone who would like to learn more about how we can make Olds and the surrounding area such an attraction, and improve the bottom line for our local businesses.

May 22 – How to Design and Develop a Low-Cost Amazing Plaza
June 19 – How to Create & Distribute Low-Cost, High Impact Video 

 Additional Support Programs

Customized Sage 50 Training

Get answers to your small business accounting questions by connecting one-on-one with a local professional at an affordable rate.

Are you a current user of Sage 50 but are challenged by some of the features? Are you under utilizing the software? Have you completed training but are finding it difficult to apply your learning to your specific business? Topics of conversation may include set up, using your Chart of Accounts, entering Customer and Vendor information, Bank Reconcillations, utilizing and understanding the reporting capabilities, or generally how to maneuver through the software. We can help! Call our office to book an appointment.

One-on-One Coaching

Make an appointment with Harvey Walsh by calling 403-556-1105 or book online with the link below. Harvey is available Tuesdays and Thursdsays to consult with you on business ideas, strategy, and initiatives. He can also connect you to government programs and other resources to assist you in building the business you envision. Your first consultation is free.

Marketing Assistance

The team at Everything Olds wants you to succeed, and is here to help you achieve your goals. If you need to connect with someone who can help guide you on where to focus your marketing or even give you a solid graphic for posting on social media, we can lend a hand… without it costing you an arm and a leg.