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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)
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              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)
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              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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