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January 2016

Keeping Pace With Technological Change

By | Program Updates

Thank you to everyone who attended the fourth lecture in the AGILITY Innovation Series, Keeping Pace with Technological Change with Mr. Paul Oss! As a Public Affairs Officer for the Government of Alberta, Oss was able to provide insight into the communication innovations that Government has adopted in order to stay connected to Albertans. Oss shared with students case studies from campaigns he personally worked on, such as Student Aid Enhancements and a traffic safety campaign named “No Fun Being Dead“, as well as outlined the steps needed to create a digital marketing strategy for your own advertising purposes. Weren’t able to attend the presentation? View the PowerPoint for Keeping Pace with Technological Change here! To view full event details, please click here.  

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Entrepreneur | Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide

By | Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Source: Written by A business plan is a written description of your business’s future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing your business strategy, you’ve written a plan, or at least the germ of a plan. Business plans are inherently strategic. You start here, today, with certain resources and abilities. You want to get to a there, a point in the future (usually three to five years out) at which time your business will have a different set of resources and abilities as well as greater profitability and increased assets. Your plan shows how you will get from here to there. You can visit [’s] small business encyclopedia to learn more about business plans or our FormNet area to get the necessary forms to get started.   Before…

Read More | 6 Funding Strategies to Start a Business When You’re Low on Money

By | Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Source: Written by DEBORAH MITCHELL CEO & Founder, Deborah Mitchell Media Associates When I unexpectedly lost my job at CBS News five years ago, I decided to start my own business. With a few dollars saved and a 401(k), I hunkered down, hung out my shingle, and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, LLC, was born. With a new business comes new financial responsibilities added on to the old responsibilities of a mortgage, monthly bills and food. As a television producer I have done hundreds of stories on reinvention and being an entrepreneur, but there is nothing quite like going through it in real life. The biggest surprise in starting a business is how fast I burned through money. “Starting a business from scratch can be a daunting task, especially if one has limited funds,” says trading coach Geoffry Wong, who has 20-plus years of experience working with Goldman Sachs and now works with a select group of private clients. “In today’s world, one must…

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What’s Your Big Idea? | Student Entrepreneurship Program

By | Events, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Are you an entrepreneur or interested in entrepreneurship?  Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge are partnering to offer a three-month Student Entrepreneurship Program. Receive quality training on Innovate Calgary’s “Innovator Toolkit.” Develop your business idea into a winning pitch for a chance to win a cash prize. Get mentoring advice from serial entrepreneurs. Meet other student entrepreneurs. Interested students must attend the information session on Jan. 22 before registering for the program. If you are unable to attend the information session, you must contact Christine Picken for more information. This intensive three month program requires a significant time commitment, but offers a very rewarding learning experience and is open to all Lethbridge College students.     To register, please visit this website:  and email Penny Pickles ( 

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Keeping Pace with Technological Change

By | Events

The University of Lethbridge AGILITY program presents: Paul Oss, Public Affairs Officer, Province of Alberta Keeping Pace with Technological Change   Our Lunch Lecture is sold out! Please join us at the Lethbridge College from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Food Court. Refreshements and networking opportunities will be available after the discussion.   Registration is now closed for this time. When: January 21, 2016, 12:15pm – 1:15pm Where: B610,  Research and Innovation Services offices (across from Urban Market)   About this event Communication in the digital age comes with a full set of opportunities and challenges. Determining which strategies and platforms to use to reach specific audiences with precise messages in a world of 24/7 connectivity demands an understanding of the innovations being brought into the communications space. Join Paul Oss as he shares his experience as a top communications professional in the demanding world of government public affairs. Hear about…

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