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ATB Business Beat

A quarterly report on the challenges, opportunities, and opinions of small and mid-sized enterprises in Alberta. Small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) conduct 99.9 per cent of business in Alberta.

Check out highlights from our most recent Business Beat below or explore our past issues​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ATB Business Beat:

Managing your business and your mental health

October 2018

‭There's no doubt the last few years have been tough ones for Alberta small and mid-sized business enterprise (SMEs) owners. A slow economic recovery, trade uncertainty, pipeline politics, changing regulations—all potential stressors that can impact business and, as a result, a business owner’s state of mind. We explore the happiness barometer of the people behind SMEs to understand how happiness and mental well-being translates into running a successful business. We also ask if Alberta SMEs believe the Alberta economy, and their business, will be better off, the same or worse six months from now

Regardless of the big economic picture, SMEs need the right people to drive growth. In this issue, we take an ‭in-depth look at their talent strategies.

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Issues and Presentation Archive

July 2018: Talent  PDF |  PDF Deck

March 2018: Growing optimism  PDF |  PDF Deck

January 2018: Economic downturn  PDF |  PDF Deck

October 2017: Working capital  PDF |  PowerPoint

July 2017: Technology  PDF |  PowerPoint

April 2017: Social media  PDF |  PowerPoint

January 2017: Impact of the recession  PDF |  PowerPoint

October 2016: Succession planning  PDF |  PowerPoint

July 2016: DNA of an entrepreneur  PDF |  PowerPoint

April 2016: What keeps business owners up at night?  PDF |  PowerPoint

January 2016: Borrowing needs  PDF |  PowerPoint

October 2015: Lifestyle priorities, environmental responsibility & community support  PDF |  PowerPoint

July 2015: Managing the economic downturn  PDF |  PowerPoint

April 2015: Economic resiliency and optimism  PDF |  PowerPoint

January 2015: Working capital  PDF |  PowerPoint

October 2014: Support, advice & networking  PDF |  PowerPoint

July 2014: Fraud against business  PDF |  PowerPoint

May 2014: Cash flow  PDF |  PowerPoint

February 2014: Technology & a comparison with five years ago  PDF |  PowerPoint

October 2013: Who are the business owners in the Province?  PDF |  PowerPoint

June 2013: Pain points  PDF |  PowerPoint

March 2013: General optimism  PDF |  PowerPoint

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