Tag: Shop Local

Learning from Local Entrepreneurs: SPONSOR ENERGY

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Momentum is partnering with Launch Calgary to share the stories, successes, failures and lessons learned from some of our city’s leading entrepreneurs. Our hope is that these stories can provide inspiration to the entrepreneurs that we are connected to as well as inspire our wider community to support local businesses and build a stronger Calgary. We hope you enjoy the stories in this series. Learn… Read more

Learning from Local Entrepreneurs: WEAN GREEN

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Momentum is partnering with Launch Calgary to share the stories, successes, failures and lessons learned from some of our city’s leading entrepreneurs. Our hope is that these stories can provide inspiration to the entrepreneurs that we are connected to as well as inspire our wider community to support local businesses and build a stronger Calgary. We hope you enjoy the stories in this series. Learn… Read more

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

Show Off Your Business at a Farmers Market

Are you an emerging or aspiring entrepreneur? Are you looking for a new venue to get exposure for your business? Farmer’s Markets may be the perfect place for you to get new customers and brand recognition. Currently Calgary has three markets dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs. The table fees for these markets can either be sponsored, and therefore free for you, or come at a discounted… Read more

De-Clutter and Try a Garage Sale This Spring!

Spring is finally here! The warm sun is shining and welcoming a new chapter in your life. What better way to celebrate than to purge yourself of all your unused items! I’m a big fan of garage sales. Did you know that, by some estimates, such informal markets contribute as much as 36 billion dollars to the Canadian economy? Garage sales can also be a great… Read more

Alberta BoostR: CED in Action in Alberta

For the past 25 years, Momentum has been working to reduce poverty and build prosperity through community economic development initiatives. Both our programs and our community leadership activities are focused on the development of stronger and more sustainable local economies. One of the basic tenets of CED is that local businesses are vital for the health and resilience of the local economy. We support the… Read more

Vendors Wanted for New Market!

Thinking of opening a new business?  Have a business idea but want to test the concept with potential customers first?  Why not test the waters in the Greater Forest Lawn. We are looking for entrepreneurs to join us for an exciting new outdoor market in your local Forest Lawn neighborhood. This will be a unique market unlike any other market in the city—a fantastic opportunity… Read more

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.  

Support Drool Pawtisserie! Guest Blogger: Jennifer Roy

Did you know that over 10% of cats and dogs live with allergies? Some allergies are environmental and can be controlled with Benadryl or prescribed vaccines, however, the more difficult allergies to deal with tend to be food related. Stomach, intestinal, and immune issues can be affected dramatically by what our pets eat. In fact, our own dogs had serious intestinal issues which were resolved… Read more

Looking to connect with hundreds of customers for an incredible rate?

Calgary Dollars is hosting their next Relocalize Fair on Thursday, September 24 from 3:30-7:00pm.  Whenever they put on a fair there’s always a huge turnout with hundreds of people in attendance!  A past Momentum participant who attended, sold out of all his merchandise. This is one of the most inexpensive markets in Calgary with a full table costing less than 40 dollars!  Like before, there… Read more