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So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur? (An Alberta Perspective)

Stephen King Stephdokin CMO4Hire University Entrepreneur Startup Alberta Tech Diversification

Budding entrepreneurs in Alberta can take heart. It is an amazing time in our province as diversification gets some wind in its sales (er, um, sails). Wow … who’s that guy in the picture? 🙂 Stephen King in university, circa 1983, complete with an Atari 400 (with my first game […]

Commercialization Challenges of Mobile Software Development in an Exponentially Fragmented Ecosystem

Commercial Challenges of Mobile Software Development in a fragmented mobile ecosystem

Part 3 of the “Fragmented Mobile Ecosystem” series Over the last 7 years, the pace of change has been exponentially increasing, and we’ve shifted from early mobile platform wars to mobile dominance by iPhone and Android, to the explosion of IoT (internet of things) and the exponential impact of multiple disruptive […]

[Infographic] Online Anatomy of the 2016 #accelerateAB Conference

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Last week’s #accelerateAB conference in Edmonton was exceptional. The feeling of excitement and optimism in our tech community was palpable (albeit subdued by the overarching difficult economic times in Alberta). #diversifyalberta has become a battle cry. It feels like the Alberta tech community has turned a corner after several years of pulling together […]

Hashtag #GPS15: The Social Media Anatomy of a B2B Trade Show [Infographic]

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From June 9 to June 11, Calgary was host to the Global Petroleum Show, one of the world’s largest with over 2,000 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees representing 100 countries. Thanks to the organizers for a fantastic event! While the hustle and bustle of the trade show was happening down at […]

The 2015 Global Petroleum Show Ushers in New Era of Oil and Gas Pie

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We are all aware of what is going on in the oil and gas industry and how it is has the ability to affect almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Through every struggle we find opportunity. As the Calgary Herald reported last week: The theme of next week’s Global Petroleum Show […]

Alberta’s Technology Economic Diversification #joke #ABVote #notPC

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In the early wee hours of Albertans going to vote for the 2015 provincial election, I find myself giving political voice publicly for … like … the first time ever. Why? This is an important election for our li’l province. Our Alberta needs to diversify and the PC party has failed to do so; almost […]

Market Your Product Before You Go To Market

branding, digital brand, features, lead generation, marketing, pretotyping, pricing models, sales, sales funnel, value selling

At the recent AccelerateAB tech www.accelerateAB.com conference, I hosted a panel called “Market Your Product Before You Go To Market” that included some great thoughts in four areas by the panelists (all members of the A100, all of whom gave a “TED-like” presentation). MIKE HEFFRING VP Corporate Development, Expion.com “Increasing […]

Eleven Essentials to Fiscal Excellence for Entrepreneurs

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re passionate about many things. Your products. Your clients. Your website. And, of course, you like to make money. However, it’s unlikely that you’re passionate about your financial management. It IS important, of course, and the sooner you get your head wrapped around fiscal excellence, the […]

Eleven Essentials for Salespeople

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The role of a Salesperson has changed dramatically. Internet savvy buyers are more knowledgeable about their problems and your products than ever before. Insight selling, features vs. benefits vs. value, handling objections are all part of this quick Slideshare presentation that gives you eleven thoughts to ponder to get your […]

8 Predictions for the new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

“We Kindly Request Your Consent To Opt-In To Our Mailing List” — Like everyone in our fair country of Canada, my inbox is currently inundated with corporate emails that have a subject line requesting permission to receive electronic communications.  The reason?  Canada’s new anti-spam law  looms like fireworks: CASL begins next […]