One thing I enjoy most about being an entrepreneur in Edmonton is the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking events in and around our provincial capital. I appreciate the opportunity to be “social” with fellow members of business organizations and their guests, such as a great conference about mergers and acquisitions a week…

Unless you are heading for the PGA or LPGA, you likely golf for fun. Perhaps you take some lessons, or shoot a bucket of balls and chip and putt before a round. Most of us will at least do this to “try” and improve our game. Did you know that some Golf College students average…

As a proud member of several different business associations and networks in Edmonton, I have enjoyed participating in many networking events throughout this great city. What I enjoy most about these events is being “social” with fellow members and guests. While business often arises from meeting and connecting with great people it is never about…

How many new people have you met in the past 30 days? How many people have you known for over a year and you have just discovered something new about them? The older I get, and hopefully the wiser I become, I have learned to appreciate that when I take the time to seek, learn and…

Unlike sports, we do not always have to keep score with the things we do for others. Have you heard this line before? 
“Hey, I helped you….now you have to help me.” It’s tough to keep track and know if it is even or balanced….does it have to be? In the world of life and…

I have the good fortune to know and work with many organizations and within each organization there are great people at all levels, titles and positions. What is very cool for me is that by taking the time to build relationships for keeps with people at all levels I discovered many of these great people….

Today is a significant day for the X5 team and several Edmonton Business Community members.  X5 Management’s CEO Mike Mack is a proud member of the Edmonton Synergy Network of Edmonton.  The Synergy Network is a “private group of over 90 business and community leaders that has existed for 29 years, and who share ideas and…

Last week I attended an Edmonton Chamber of Commerce event welcoming new president and CEO James Cunning to the Edmonton Chamber. It was a very well attended event (which James credited to the complimentary beer and wine) that brought together a diverse group of business professionals to celebrate the accomplishments of our business community and city.

Guest blog by Dennis Bridges, MBA Building your network of friends, colleagues, mentors, and others in your professional industry can help you further your career development. In this week’s video blog, Dennis Bridges explains the importance of following up after the initial contact with a new person. Sending a quick email or thank you note can make…

In our latest video blog, Matt Graff talks about the importance of providing value to your customers, even before you’ve closed the sale. By proving your worth to current and potential customers, you gain their trust, this paving the way for a great working relationship. In the times when many businesspeople are hesitant to share and communicate…

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