Ask an Expert services

Get help from industry professionals with your small business questions.

Connect with our Ask an Expert services in two ways:

  1. BizMeet
  2. BizChat

1.  BizMeet

Do you have business questions that only a professional can answer? Get one-on-one advice from an industry professional. Our BizMeet service is an affordable way to get expert advice. Avoid costly mistakes and get your business questions answered from a trusted source.

Contact via phone, in person (at our Edmonton office), email, or Skype™. 

Cost:  $25 per 30 minute private appointment. You may book up to two appointments in a row.
Cancellation fee: You can cancel online up to 72 hours prior to appointment but subject to a cancellation fee of $12.50. Afterwards, you will be charged in full.
Details: Online registration required. Limited availability.
Upcoming Dates & Times:  Usually on a Wednesday  |  Noon – 4:00 pm  *some exceptions may apply*
*Different expert each week

Experts Available*:

  • Social Media & Marketing Expert   -   September 23
    Get advice on different social media channels and marketing strategies for your business.
    Schedule an Appointment with an Social Media and Marketing Expert
  • Business Management Expert  -   September 29
    Get advice on business planning, operations and growth.
    Schedule an Appointment with an Business Management Expert
  • Accounting Expert   -   September 30
    Get advice on filing taxes, record keeping, employment benefits, and other accounting matters.
    Schedule an Appointment with an Accounting Expert 

  • Lease Consultant    -   October 6
    Get advice on site selection, lease negotiations, mid-term rent reduction, property acquisitions, and other lease matters.
    Schedule an Appointment with an Lease Consultant
  • Legal Expert   -    October 7
    Get advice on business structures, incorporating, contracts, regulations and other legal matters. 
    Schedule an Appointment with an Legal Expert
  • Importing / Exporting Expert  -   TBD
    ​Get advice on international trade, compliance, foreign policy, freight forwarding, tariff classification, and other international trade matters from a licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist with active knowledge.
  • Marketing Expert   -   TBD
    Get advice on marketing strategies to increase leads and sales. 
  • Staffing Expert   -   TBD
    Get advice on writing employment contracts, hiring and retaining employees, establishing benefit packages and understanding the difference between hiring an employee versus a contractor.

Check out the list of experts who have helped us. 

2.  BizChat

Do you have business questions to ask our experts?

Join our monthly live group Q&A webinars. Engage with a different professional as they discuss entrepreneurs' questions.

Cost: Free for a 1-hour webinar.
Details: Registration required. Limited availability. Cannot guarantee all questions will be answered during webinar. Webinar not recorded.

Upcoming Dates & Times:

Social Media & Marketing expert  |  Friday, September 25, 2015  |  11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Eventbrite - BizChat webinar - Social Media Marketing expert (not recorded)

Legal expert  |  Friday, October 16, 2015  |  11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Eventbrite - BizChat webinar - Credit Counselling expert (not recorded)

Accounting expert  |  TBD  |   11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Business Management expert   |  TBD  |   11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Credit Counselling expert  |  TBD  |   11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Want to know more?

If you still have questions, talk to our team. We'll help you find the answers you need.

Contact us