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ATB X is the place to grow your business—because no one succeeds alone. 

We created ATB X to offer programs that address the needs of all kinds of Albertan businesses—from startups, to solopreneurs, to growth stage businesses. ATB X is a customized, growth-focused experience delivered by businesses, for businesses, through experts, connections, and community.

See below for a breakdown of what each program has to offer:

ATB X Level Up

ATB X Growth 

 

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ATB X Growth

You’ve passed the startup phase, you’re generating a minimum of $50k in annual revenue, and are ready to grow your business. You can commit to an intensive 8 week program, up to 5 hours a week surrounded by Xperts, community and connections. If you read that and were nodding your head “yes,” then ATB X Growth could be a great fit for you!

  • Looking to expand geographically?
  • Ready to hire more employees?
  • Want to add a new division, service or product offering to your existing ones?

You choose what you need to level up your business and we introduce you to the Xperts—entrepreneurs, business owners and community partners—who know from experience how to help you get there. They’ll share their wins, failures, tips and tools so you can grow your business faster through mentorship and weekly working sessions.

Here’s what you can expect at ATB X Growth

  • Weekly working sessions. Topics range from culture to cash flow—each cohort receives programming customized to their needs (approximately 3 hours/week).
  • Peer accountability and mentorship. Time for bonding, brainstorming and crushing your goals with other businesses. Receive one-on-one check-ins with our ATB X Managers to help you focus on your goals (approximately 1 hour/week). 
  • Industry Xperts and advisors. Connect with who you need, when you need it. From lawyers to accountants to mental health support, we can facilitate the introductions you’re looking for.
  • Access to Work Nicer during the program. Space to work 24/7 with all the perks of a Work Nicer membership, plus access to hundreds of businesses for mentorship and collaboration.
  • Bonuses of ATB X Growth: Business Banking Perks with ATB, support from the Strategists at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre, access to ATB X Alumni events and mentorship opportunities, plus free events to keep you connected!

Topics: The weekly topics are designed around your intake assessment that happens during the interview process. We curate each cohort and then develop the ‘How To’ session content and match the experts. General topics include sales, cash flow, growth, marketing, culture, and wellness.

Location: For the first time in ATB X history, ATB X Growth will be held completely virtually! We are using a learning management system for a seamless learning experience. More details to come if you're selected. 

Dates: Wednesdays at 9:00am-12:00pm starting September 9 until Oct 28, 2020

Cost: Free

Requirement: Active ATB Business bank account before the start date of the program

Time Commitment: The program can take up to 5 hours/week of your time. A detailed schedule will be sent out closer to the dates, but it’s typically held weekdays in the morning. Founders and management level employees are welcome to take the program together.

Are you in? Apply now!

ATB X Level Up

ATB X Level Up is a 10 week online program that’s delivered to your inbox. It includes weekly topics, entrepreneur experiences, workbooks, webinars and audio recordings. 

Level Up is designed to help you learn in a way that fits into your schedule. If you’re a business owner or solopreneur looking to get the fundamentals of business—from culture to cash flow—this program will help you learn what you need to know to take your business to the next level.

Here’s what you can expect at ATB X Level Up

  • Weekly emails with workbooks, tools, and stories designed to help you build the skills you need to make your business stronger. See the topics covered below.
  • Recorded webinars that dive into topics like Google Analytics, Facebook and Instagram ads, and the employee lifecycle. 
  • Exclusive access to the ATB X Level Up LinkedIn Group, designed to help you grow your business and connect with other entrepreneurs in the community.
  • Perks designed to motivate you to complete your exercises each week so you can reach your goals.

Location: Online, 10 weeks, delivered to your inbox every Monday

Dates: After you sign up, the course starts the following Monday

Cost: Free

Time commitment: Readings average about 15 minutes with practical exercises to apply to your business. We recommend dedicating at least one to two hours per week (which can be split up depending on your schedule) to make the most of this course.

Are you in? Apply now!

What are the topics each week? 

The weekly content is curated by entrepreneurs and experts, who are the ‘been-there done-that’ types who show you the how-to’s in business.

  • Entrepreneur wellness
  • Culture & values
  • Brand storytelling
  • Social media: Instagram, Facebook Ads, hashtags and a media kit. 
  • SEO, site structure and Google Analytics
  • Grow your sales: by knowing your customer and your numbers
  • Expansion & financing
  • Accounting: common cash flow and accounting mistakes
  • Hiring and HR including an exclusive ‘Employee Lifecycle Guide’
  • Craft your pitch, along with a pitch deck template!

Looking to learn more?

Good Business Advice on atb.com/business/good-advice/

  • Starting a business
  • Sales and marketing
  • Operations
  • Money and financing
  • People and culture

Prefer to talk to someone?

Book an appointment with one of our Entrepreneur Strategists. Their job is to help guide entrepreneurs like you (for free!). You don’t have to bank with ATB and they’re not going to try to sell you on anything—our strategists are here to help turn your business dreams into tangible next steps. 

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