Month: August 2016

Entrepreneurs get a Start at Emerge Market

For the past year, Momentum has been supporting the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in developing their community economic development strategy in a project called The Heart of the New East. And recent news coverage of the neighbourhood’s new Emerge Market shows people are noticing area’s remarkable recent developments. The BRZ itself spans 28 blocks and with over 400 member businesses, making it the… Read more

Is Strategic Planning for my business?

“Kids!!! Let’s get in the car and go!” “Go where mom?” “I don’t know, let’s just go.” “But how are we going to know when we get there?” “Oh, honey, quit asking questions, we’ll just know.” 5 hours later, the kids are starving, the car is out of gas, and they’re lost. The Business Dictionary defines Strategic Planning as “A systematic process of envisioning a… Read more

What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Summer is a great time to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine and the abundant natural resources Calgarians have at their doorstep. It’s also nice to take a break from all that activity and curl up with a good book. Because Momentum is interested in helping you feel more confident and in control of your finances—and your life, below is a list of… Read more

Alberta Announces Lower Fees for Payday Loans

Momentum has been working towards change in the payday lending industry by educating the provincial government and the City of Calgary on the real cost of payday lending. We have seen the results of people—hardworking people like Timothy Afolayan—getting stuck in a cycle of worsening debt because of payday loans. We were excited to have staff members in attendance when Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean… Read more