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Free business workshop provides support for entrepreneurs combining efforts of college, Entre-Corp

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Aspiring entrepreneurs now have access to valuable start up support and business acumen thanks to the Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network (APEX).


On September 23, new entrepreneurs as well as existing business owners are invited to attend a free Lunch & Learn workshop focused on how to buy or sell a business or transition out of business.
This desire to provide support for business owners comes at a time when the region is in desperate need of bold ideas and innovation to diversify its economy. Based on the dramatic increase in the number of business licenses issued by the City of Medicine Hat in the first three months of 2016 – more than double over those issued in 2015 – people are looking to entrepreneurship to change or improve their current employment situation.
“Creativity is often born of struggle and what often comes out of financial struggle is the creativity of entrepreneurship. Starting, growing and maybe even selling a business are great challenges and the right information and guidance will make the challenge hugely rewarding,” says Tracy Stroud, business development manager at Medicine Hat College, one of the three core services providers involved with APEX.
The first workshop, Business Valuation and Succession Planning, will take place on Friday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Medicine Hat College in the Crowfoot Room. Local professional accountants from JMH&CO will provide information and answer questions regarding selling an existing business, planning a transition out of business, or buying an established business.
For more information or to reserve a seat at this free event, please visit (search APEX events) or contact Elizabeth Blair at the Community Futures Entre-Corp Business Development office at (403) 528-2824. A free lunch will be provided. Lunch and Learn workshops will be hosted monthly and focus on a variety of topics.

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