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                  Watch Alberta business leaders share their experiences so you can learn from them and get ahead, faster.

                  Lonny Hoy
                  Lonny Hoy

                  Cedar Ridge Homes

                  Lethbridge, Alberta


                  • The Importance of Work/Life Balance (1:29)
                  • Be Flexible (1:02)
                  • The Business Circle Live Event (34:38)
                  Watch Lonny's Lessons
                  Shazma Charania
                  Shazma Charania

                  ZS Holdings

                  Red Deer Region


                  • Z & S Holdings - Make informed decisions (1:11)
                  • Shazma talks financial institutions (0:29)
                  • Meet Shazma (0:16)
                  Watch Shazma's Lessons
                  Tracy Klotz
                  Tracy Klotz

                  Titus Tools

                  Lloydminster Region

                  Tracy is constantly looking for new projects to explore and challenges to overcome. He started Titus Tools with a vision of improving efficiency and safety in oilfield operations and has secured a number of patents that allow Titus Tools to do just that.

                  • Know your worth (1:34)
                  • Leverage your debt (1:52)
                  • Event: Business Circle at Titus Tools (38:51)
                  • Q&A with Tracy & Coreen (8:17)
                  Watch Tracy's Lessons
                  Andy Riopel
                  Andy Riopel

                  Three60 Electrical

                  Calgary Region

                  Andy spent years working as a journeyman electrician before starting Three60 Electrical. He identified an under-served market and decided to jump at the opportunity. His strategy: surround himself with great people and provide them with a clear vision.

                  • Positioning Your Company as Specialists (1:36)
                  • Keep Great Employees (1:30)
                  Watch Andy's Lessons
                  Albert Stark
                  Albert Stark

                  Starks Plumbing, Heating & Electrical

                  Medicine Hat Region

                  Albert started working for the family business at a very young age. Years later, he joined his dad Nick to run the company, eventually taking over. Albert has unrelenting passion for his business.

                  • Always Have The Right Tools For The Job (1:40)
                  • The Value of Relationships (0:15)
                  • Don't Buy Cashflow (1:46)
                  • Starks Plumbing, Heating & Electrical (26:31)
                  Watch Albert's Lessons
                  Teresa Spinelli
                  Teresa Spinelli

                  The Italian Centre Shop

                  Edmonton and Calgary Region


                  • It Takes Trust (2:01)
                  • Grow Your People (2:05)
                  • Event: The Italian Centre Shop (30:59)
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                  Abe Neufeld
                  Abe Neufeld

                  Crosslink Leaseholds Inc.

                  Grande Prairie Region


                  • Learn from your competition (2:40)
                  • Be Intentional With Your Business (2:45)
                  • Event: Crosslink Leaseholds Inc. (19:06)
                  Watch Abe's Lessons
                  Paul Hamer
                  Paul Hamer

                  The Saskatoon Farm

                  Calgary Region


                  • Trust means flexibility (1:32)
                  • Invest on potential return, not cost (1:30)
                  • Event: The Saskatoon Farm (24:03)
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                  Phil Neufeld
                  Phil Neufeld

                  True-Line Homes

                  Red Deer Region


                  • Giving staff room to grow (1:14)
                  • Be ready to grow your business (1:14)
                  • Event: True-Line Homes (10:32)
                  • Event: True-Line Homes Q and A (20:06)
                  Watch Phil's Lessons
                  Richard Thiessen
                  Richard Thiessen

                  Silver Ridge Construction

                  Lethbridge Region


                  • Succession planning (2:33)
                  • Separate sales and production (1:41)
                  • Building a great team (2:51)
                  • Building strategic relationships (3:13)
                  • Event: Silver Ridge Construction (15:14)
                  Watch Richard's Lessons
                  Cory Medd
                  Cory Medd

                  Two Guys and a Pizza Place

                  Lethbridge Region


                  • How to improve hiring practices (1:37)
                  • Successful business leaders find ways to improve (2:21)
                  • Event: Two Guys and a Pizza Place 13:43)
                  Watch Cory's Lessons
                  Poul Mark
                  Poul Mark

                  Transcend Coffee

                  Edmonton Region


                  • Quality experience (1:16)
                  • Quality brand (1:31)
                  • Pay yourself (1:49)
                  • Cashflow (1:53)
                  • Event: Transcend Coffee (27:51)
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