Month: July 2015

Guest Blogger – Priscilla Cherry: Crowds, Choirs, Clichés

I can quote clichés on how the journey to success is not a smooth paved road, and how if opportunity doesn’t knock, then build a door. The truth is none of this matters until experienced first hand. I’ve participated in other campaigns before, so when the Alberta BoostR Crowdfunding campaign presented itself, I thought, “Public speaking is my forte, I got this!” So I practiced 64… Read more

7 Tips for Cheaper Household Cleaning

We are all about partnerships at Momentum. We know that we cannot do everything and that many of the people in our community have knowledge and expertise that we can learn from. It is in the spirit of learning from our community members that we present the following blog post from guest blogger Sean Si, of Electrodry Carpet Cleaning in Australia. For more tips on… Read more

Lou's Performance Centre, 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

5 Better Alternatives to Payday Loans

We are all about partnerships at Momentum. We know that we cannot do everything and that many of the people in our community have knowledge and expertise that we can learn from. It is in the spirit of learning from our community members that we present the following blog post from guest blogger Douglas Hoyes, Founder & Trustee of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates. If you… Read more

Guest Blogger – Eric Boudreau: Pitching for Crowdfunding

On Tuesday June 23rd, I had the chance to participate in a “Dragon’s Den” style pitch event held at Theatre Junction GRAND. It was part of the official launch party for Alberta’s own crowdfunding platform: Alberta BoostR, and was sponsored by ATB, Capital Ideas, and Momentum. At stake there was a $1,000 cash prize, plan an additional $4,000 from the audience so definitely enough money… Read more

Dor-Bel International Fine Foods – 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

RESPs and the ACES Grant in the News

With no movement on reversing the cancellation of the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) Grant. Albertan parents are being urged to open RESPs and apply for the grant right away. You only have until July 31st to receive $500 simply for opening the account. Read Deadline nears for education grant in the June 27, 2015 edition of the Calgary Herald and Calgary group raises awareness… Read more