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Starting a Business: What’s First?

Thursday, September 26 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Grande Prairie

Do you have an awesome business idea and plans to start your business?

Are you uncertain of all the things you need to do to get your business up and running smoothly?

Are you wondering how to get a business license, if you can have signage, how to get a business number and all of those things?

If so, Community Futures’ “Starting a Business: What’s First?” session is a great opportunity to have your questions answered

Join Holly Sorgen, Executive Director of Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, as she introduces the many things you need to consider when getting ready for business. Plenty of time will be provided for Question and Answer as well.


About your Facilitator: 

Holly Sorgen is the Executive Director for Community Futures, working in this role since October 2005 and an employee of the organization since 1997. Her passion lies with working with new and growing entrepreneurs. She has been involved in the development and facilitation of several Community Economic Development projects ranging from business visitation programs and business incubator development to feasibility studies, non-profit strategic planning and new technology advancement and development and community capacity building.

She is the owner/operator of her own side hustle – a business strategies and facilitation company, EmPower Up! The company specializes in developing and facilitating sessions, projects and programs related to Economic Development and Business & Entrepreneurship.

Holly is also a Community Economic Development Training Program Trainer for Economic Developers of Alberta, working with communities to identify and pursue economic development opportunities and projects. She has been facilitating the online and in person Establishing the Foundations, Business Retention & Expansion and Business Investment & Attraction sessions.

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