Month: June 2015

The Nine Rules of Credit – a Review

Two weeks ago, I found myself in a room full of people that were interested in learning more about the guidelines for having good credit. The presenter and author of The Nine Rules of Credit, Richard Moxley, was entertaining in addition to giving some very practical advice to follow. Here are some of the takeaways that I got out of it. Some of the points… Read more

Guest Blogger – Elizabeth Anderson: Keynote Speaking (in spite of a mental illness)

When I started my business I thought “I will figure it out”. I really didn’t know how I was going to figure it out. Then, I found Momentum and went through the Women’s Venture and Accelerator programs. This year I was asked to be a speaker for the Canadian Women’s Foundation conference in June 2015. Knowing you are going to be speaking to 100 people for a panel discussion… Read more

Building on our Solid Foundation

by Marnie Schaetti From his new perspective as executive director of Momentum, Jeff Loomis sees the past year as a clear demonstration of resilience. Despite a difficult beginning of the year due to revenue challenges, Momentum rebounded strongly, relying on a very solid foundation. Over the years, quality has been built into every corner of the organization. Highly skilled and motivated staff members use a… Read more

That's Empressive – An Entrepreneur's Story

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the Business Development Department of Momentum. To celebrate, we collected 20 stories about past participants who have thriving businesses.  Written by Marnie Schaetti of RaiDo Dynamics, these stories reflect the diversity, innovation and hard work of the inspiring participants who come through our doors every year to take one of our many programs. This is one of those stories…. Read more

Fit for Less, LITERALLY!

If you’re trying to get more fit or even aiming for that “beach body.” Here are a few ideas to help you save money and become the best you. A lot of this advice can be applied to anything you’re trying to save for or cut back on. Need Vs. Wants The need is good health, but being healthy and fit can be met in… Read more

Money Saving Tips for Your Next Vacation Abroad— Before & After You Travel

Vacations can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. With a little preparation, you can have a great holiday with money left in your bank account when you get back home. The answers are in preparing for your travels and reviewing your finances when you come back home. Before your trip: Informing your Financial Institution Let your bank know you will be leaving the… Read more

Fun in the Sun

The sunny days are upon us and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and have some fun.  If you’re looking to stick around for a staycation here are some outdoors activities to consider: Events in Parks – The city of Calgary hosts events year round at different parks and pathways, check out their: Shakespeare by the Bow which is put on by Theatre Calgary during… Read more

Lending a Voice for Change

by Marnie Schaetti When yet another payday lender was slated to open on Calgary’s 17th Avenue SE, the residents began to mobilize. It seemed to them that the neighbourhood was already adequately served with the existing six payday lenders on that stretch of the Avenue. These residents understood that payday loans, which are excessively expensive, are predominantly targeted at the working poor—people who often have… Read more

The Power of Contribution

Cristina Lopez is VP Corporate Development at PrairieSky Royalty and a proud financial contributor to Momentum. My parents immigrated to Canada from Spain in the 1960s. They came for the same reason most people do—and, it wasn’t for the seven months of winter. They came and decided to stay because of the opportunities here. They worked hard, long hours. My father is in his 70s… Read more

EyePro Optical, Inc. – An Entrepreneur's Story

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the Business Development Department of Momentum. To celebrate, we collected 20 stories about past participants who have thriving businesses.  Written by Marnie Schaetti of RaiDo Dynamics, these stories reflect the diversity, innovation and hard work of the inspiring participants who come through our doors every year to take one of our many programs. This is one of those stories…. Read more