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WEBINAR: ART/WORK Series: Building Your Business Plan with the Business Model Canvas

Thursday, June 4 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Never written a business plan before? Heard horror stories of 100-page business plans? Fear not! The ATB Entrepreneur Centre team will break down the Business Model Canvas and show you how to use this visual chart to describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.
This interactive workshop will answer the important questions about building your business plan. After the lecture, you’ll be put into breakout groups to put your learning into practice by filling out the Business Model Canvas based on a real business.

Please note that spaces are limited and we recommend you register as soon as possible to reserve your place.  Zoom link will be sent to participants via email prior to the event.

Presented in partnership with the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge and ATB Entrepreneur Centre.

Your Facilitators:

Jason Bacon, Sr. Manager of Entrepreneur Education
Jason works as the Senior Manager of Entrepreneur Education for ATB Financial. In this role he works with a team of experts to deliver phenomenal education experiences when and where they are needed in Alberta.
Previous to this role Jason has worked in support of entrepreneurs for close to a decade, in his last role as an Entrepreneur Strategist for ATB and before that running a business plan training competition with Community Futures. In his career he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs through the process. He is a firm believer that entrepreneurship is one of the loneliest things a person can do, and his goal is to ensure that they know they aren’t alone.
Jason lives in Lethbridge with his wife Nicole and his two children, Alexander and Mackenzie. He spends his free time playing tabletop games with his friends (D&D anyone?) and enjoying his family, friends and community.

Ashley Walker, Manager Entrepreneurship
As a Manager Entrepreneurship at ATB, Ashley offers support and lending solutions to entrepreneurs as they are building or growing their business.
Ashley is able to provide support and advice based on experience; she ran her own successful business for several years, and currently runs a women’s conference semi-annually. As an entrepreneur herself, she enjoys working with others to help them navigate through their own entrepreneurial journey.

Derek Stevenson, Culture Banker
Derek Stevenson (B.A, B.Mgt, M.Mgt) is a Culture Banker for ATB Financials Branch for Arts & Culture. Derek has been working in the Arts & Cultural industries in Alberta for over ten years, and has worked in leadership roles, educational capacities, and as a mentor for other leaders in the Arts & Cultural industries across our province. Derek’s expertise lies in the not-for-profit arts industries particularly financial literacy, economics, and governance.

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