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Join Chad Banman and Matthew Donnelly as they reveal all the success stories and near tragedies facing entrepreneurs in Edmonton, AB. Discover the biggest failures entrepreneurs make and the decisions leading up to some of those make it or break it moments through stories and interviews of local entrepreneurs. Through these interviews you'll learn about building a team & hiring practices, management strategies, creating the right culture, sales strategies, marketing initiatives, cashflow management, go-to-market strategies, raising capital and managing self doubt. This podcast is centered around why Edmonton is an amazing place to be an entrepreneur and the incredible support available in this market. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

Entrepreneurs of Edmonton Matthew Donnelly & Chad Banman

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Join Chad Banman and Matthew Donnelly as they reveal all the success stories and near tragedies facing entrepreneurs in Edmonton, AB. Discover the biggest failures entrepreneurs make and the decisions leading up to some of those make it or break it moments through stories and interviews of local entrepreneurs. Through these interviews you'll learn about building a team & hiring practices, management strategies, creating the right culture, sales strategies, marketing initiatives, cashflow management, go-to-market strategies, raising capital and managing self doubt. This podcast is centered around why Edmonton is an amazing place to be an entrepreneur and the incredible support available in this market. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

    He is the International Man of Mystery -Jeff Sundquist

    He is the International Man of Mystery -Jeff Sundquist

    #036 Jeff Sundquist, the CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce joins us this week with his diverse international background.  Ranging from the High Commission in London to the Industrial waste waters of Edmonton.

    Join us today as Jeff describes using diplomacy throughout business as a natural way to connect with others. How is belief that Autocratic leadership isn't scaleable and how your policies should be customer centric to encourage your best customers to keep coming back.

    Connect with us!

    Entrepreneurs of Edmonton
    Instagram: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    Facebook: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneurs-of-edmonton

    Jeffrey Sundquist
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreysundquist/

    Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
    Website: https://www.edmontonchamber.com/

    • 54 min
    Bryan Smith of Bluetrain talks having a Global Mindset, the strength of your network & making decisions around people

    Bryan Smith of Bluetrain talks having a Global Mindset, the strength of your network & making decisions around people

    #035 Today's episode features Bryan Smith from Bluetrain, a digital marketing expert with over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. 


    Early mistakes entrepreneurs make is knowing their value. What happens when you don't price your products according to the market?  

    How about that turning point in your business when your small and very profitable and you decide to expand. You invest and the results are an increase in revenue but lower profits.  How long do you go down that path? 

    What is the culture you want inside your organization? How can you build it? How do you maintain it.  Bryan will talk about hiring to your culture.
    Connect with us!

    Entrepreneurs of Edmonton
    Instagram: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    Facebook: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneurs-of-edmonton

    Bryan Smith
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryansmith78/

    Bluetrain
    Website: http://www.bluetrain.ca

    • 53 min
    Manufacturing Relationships with Neil Rasmussen

    Manufacturing Relationships with Neil Rasmussen

    #034: Neil Rasmussen from Bri Steel joins us from their new base in Oklahoma to discuss the business challenges of steel manufacturing in Canada, dealing with foreign suppliers, and managing relationships from abroad.

    Neil provides his firsthand account of navigating geopolitical roadblocks, dealing with global manufacturing challenges, and positioning your company to take advantage of global market gaps.

    Connect with us!

    Entrepreneurs of Edmonton
    Instagram: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    Facebook: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneurs-of-edmonton

    Neil Rasmussen
    Twitter:  NeilRasmussen5
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/neil-rasmussen-30171742

    Bri-Steel Manufacturing
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bristeel.mfg
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bri-steel-manufacturing-inc-/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpw-gVALw6YfVnHSrHfZEsQ
    Website: http://www.bri-steel.com/

    • 58 min
    How to make a difference through Loyalty with Ken Braget

    How to make a difference through Loyalty with Ken Braget

    #033: Ken Braget walks us through what it is like to build culture in his organization. "It's amazing what you can say if they know you care".  The question remains how do you build that kind of trust with your employees. Ken is a man on a mission to connect with his heritage and make a difference for indigenous people.  He is the President and CEO of Alexander Valve and Supply has build North America's only First Nation community owned industrial supply company.

    His journey starts as a member of Edmonton Police Service and continues today as a visionary who is making a real impact for indigenous people in Alberta.

    You are going to hear about bad partnerships, creating loyalty and fighting for your people and how execution is the superpower to leadership.

    Connect with us!

    Entrepreneurs of Edmonton
    Instagram: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    Facebook: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneurs-of-edmonton
    Tik Tok: @entrepreneursofedmonton

    Ken Braget
    Twitter: @brags_08
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-braget-34441562/   

    Alexander Valve and Supply
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alexander-valve-actuation-modification/
    Website: https://www.alexandervalve.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Getting Results with Jeff Tetz

    Getting Results with Jeff Tetz

    #032: Jeff Tetz, CEO of Results joins us to talk about the good habits that make good business leaders. How will your decisions impact the world 7 generations from now? How do you handle information that conflicts with your beliefs? Do you "hug the messenger"?

    Learn about "Leadership Incongruence", why brain recovery is just as important as muscle recovery, and why the environment you are in matters more than the goals you set.

    Jeff Tetz delivers an interview with a ton of insight, great lessons, and even a chance encounter with Jamie Foxx! Join us and Get Results!

    Connect with us!

    Entrepreneurs of Edmonton
    Instagram: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    Facebook: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneurs-of-edmonton

    Jeff Tetz
    Twitter: @JeffTetz
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jefftetz
    Instagram: @jeffwtetz
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.tetz.1

    Results.
    Twitter: @UnleashResults
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/results-canada-inc-/
    Instagram: @unleashresults
    Facebook: @UnleashResults
    Website: https://unleashresults.com/

    Santa YEG
    Twitter: @SantaEDM
    Instagram: @santayeg
    Facebook: @SantaYEG
    Website: https://santayeg.com/

    Watch the video!
    https://www.facebook.com/SantaYEG/videos/834956616674348/

    • 59 min
    KEEN Mind with Matt Aubin

    KEEN Mind with Matt Aubin

    #031: This episode is the tale of two ends of the business spectrum..  One side you have the core values of fun and at the other end you have grieving the loss of an 8 yr old business. Listen as Matt describes both situations.

    Shocking the Aubin think tank didn't pan out...  the moment you realize that sitting in a room by yourself wasn't the right direction when you are a highly social creature like  Matt.  What was he thinking??? 

    That journey led him to creating the iteration of Keen that we see today. A thriving local business that has fun at its inner most core.  Hire for culture and train the rest.

    Listen in for some laughs, some grieving and a bunch of truth bombs...

    Enjoy



    Connect with us!

    Entrepreneurs of Edmonton
    Instagram: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    Facebook: @entrepreneursofedmonton
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneurs-of-edmonton

    Matt Aubin
    Instagram: @matt.aubin
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattaubin/

    KEEN Creative
    Twitter: @KEENCreatives
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/keen-creative/?originalSubdomain=ca
    Instagram: @keencreative
    Facebook: @theKEENcreatives
    Website: https://keencreative.com/

    North Elm Construction
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/north-elm-construction/
    Instagram: @northelm_construction
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northelm1/
    Website: https://northelm.ca/

    • 56 min

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Awesome Discussions with Down-to-earth Entrepreneurs

So many amazing things to learn from the experiences and wisdom of these local entrepreneurs and business owners! The episodes and discussions are so down to earth and chill, making you feel like you’re just sitting at a table chatting with friends. I laugh out loud and hear myself “mmm hmmming” often when listening to this podcast! Props to everyone involved!

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Amazing content.

I’m absolutely loving the podcast. Thanks for the amazing local content.
Specially enjoyed the episode with Bruce from Lexus.

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