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Top 5 Common Mistakes Start-Ups Make

Monday, September 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Calgary


  • Introduction
  • The business plan
  • What’s your structure?
  • Staffing: You can’t do everything
  • Cash flow and financing
  • Taxes – even when operating at a loss, are you ready for the big time?

Learning Objectives:

  • To be able to identify the value of developing a business plan
  • To be able to identify business structure
  • To get a better understanding of monitoring cash flow
  • To be able to make informed decisions regarding taxes

Speaker: Shannon West

Shannon grew up in Winnipeg where she got an Advanced Business Administration, major in Accounting certificate. She went on to receive a CGA (now CPA) degree. I went on to get my CGA (now CPA) degree. She;’s worked her way up through Clerk positions to Controller before moving to Atlanta, Georgia to work and live for 8 years. While there, Shannon was a Regional Controller. She has worked in various industries, but primarily in the field of manufacturing.

Shannon recently made a career change from Accounting to Change Management here at ATB as she has always enjoyed the people side of Accounting. Shannon was certified in Prosci Change Management methodology last August.


***This workshop is suitable for all levels!***

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