Tag: Business Spotlight

Business Spotlight: Rebel Rose Beauty Lounge

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At Momentum, we love seeing people succeed. Sharing in the successes of our participants tells us that our community is getting stronger and more vibrant. One such success is Rebel Rose Beauty Lounge, a business launched by Momentum Self-Employment graduate, Crystal Cruz. Check it out through this showcase by Fashion Calgary.  

Pitch Event for Calgary’s Social Entrepreneurs

BoostR Stage: Celebrating Alberta’s Changemakers with Momentum, Thrive & REAP Watch Alberta’s social entrepreneurs pitch on the BoostR Stage. Your ticket gets you food, a drink and $20 to boost a business you hear from that night! RSVP through Eventbrite. What’s a social entrepreneur? A social entrepreneur is someone who’s changing lives and/or bettering the environment through the core operations of their business.  Through day-to-day… Read more

Being Mentally Healthy – 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

On Time Transport and Oil Field Services – 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

Handi Enterprises, 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

Skylark Cleaning Services – 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

Full Circle Adventures – 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

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

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

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