Startup Entrepreneurs for July 2010

This month (July) we are excited to participate in the launch of 16 more business startups at Microbusiness Training Centre ! Contact us to connect you with them:


Agnes Building Technologies provides technology based services to the residential and commercial sectors of the building construction industry. Their primary service is drafting and as value added services they provide quantity estimating and project scheduling using AutoCAD as their drafting tool and Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project as their estimating and scheduling tools. Technical advancements in electrical communication have allowed them to be mobile and able to work anywhere in Alberta. 


David Dudley Photography specializes in engagement and wedding photography capturing the special moments on your very special day. David Dudley Photography also captures beautiful landscapes from all over North America and sells those photographs to clients looking to display beautiful artwork in their home or office.


Knight  Door Services is a garage door and opener service, sales and installation company, seeking a retail/showroom location. They target retail/retrofit, new construction, installations and the supply only/do it yourself (DIY) markets.


M-formative Design & Restoration is a new company based in Black Diamond and the Foothills region of Southern Alberta that will offer comprehensive interior design services and light contracting for homes and rental properties.  M-formative Design & Restoration also will provide custom creations or other sourcing of products to complement the design consulting services including furniture, both new and antique, decorator fabric, and home and office accessories.  


Overdrive Service Consulting works with car dealerships, service department management and staff to help them be more profitable and increase their Customer Satisfaction Index (C.S.I.).

At Overdrive Service Consulting they work directly with service drive thru staff on all key aspects of their daily routine, including booking appointments, writing repair orders, vehicle walk arounds, preparing and selling estimates, reviewing repair orders at time of pick up, insuring all customers with special order parts have appointments before leaving, and customer follow up.


Perfection Property Management Ltd. offers prime residential property management services to investors who have residential investment properties as well as small apartment buildings located in Edmonton and surrounding areas. PPM offers innovative and creative residential property management services that provide its existing and prospective clients with personalized support services that insure long term stability between the property owner, the management company and the tenants. In short Perfection and its clients become “Partners” in the pursuit and the achievement of mutual goals and objectives.


River of Gold Financial is a mobile mortgage brokerage specializing in residential mortgages which include first and second mortgages, equity takeouts for debt consolidation, and investment opportunities for clients. Our clients are met in public places or their residences to match their schedules. They offer positive customer service and enhanced convenience. 


Schatzi Companion Services provides companionship and mental stimulation for the client. The activities include in-home or facility visits, outings, appointments, errands and accommodating travel for the elderly and chronically ill. The families ultimately make the decision to have a paid companion. They are generally professionals with active lives and feel a sense of obligation to their loved one. The value of a companion is recognized and so they will employ Schatzi Companion Services to accompany and provide companionship to the family member.


Small Miracles Adoption Inc. (SMA) provides professional and confidential adoption and consultation services, specializing in domestic and private placement adoptions, while also providing basic information on international adoptions. Adoption services include completing, filing, and process serving your private direct, step-parent, relative and/or adult adoption application(s), supportive counseling services related to adoption, small group seminars and private consultation. Their Social Work staff have been trained and certified in the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) and qualified to complete professional home assessment reports. Clients benefit from their services directly as a result of receiving appropriate and informative materials regarding adoption in Alberta. This will assist the client in making informative decisions about adoption prior to making a significant investment or signing a contract with an agency or legal counsel.


SMART Small Business Solutions is a graphic and web design company with a difference!  In addition to graphic and web design, they also offer set-up and training in business systems such as inventory control, accounting, and computer and technology systems. The company offers project management consulting and technology auditing for small to medium sized businesses all under one roof to provide their  clients with a one-stop service solution!


Speed Shift Fabrication Coordination supports the construction of lump-sum projects for oil sands projects by providing expert project services with a dedicated team of experienced professionals with significant expertise in the oil sands industry.  They may manage the contract, report on progress, perform quality assurance, coordinate construction activities with the site, or assist the contractors wherever possible in achieving the owner’s expectations.


Spring Chick’s Eco-Clean is a residential cleaning company that uses only natural non-toxic environmentally friendly cleaning products in homes and small businesses in Edmonton and the surrounding area. Deep cleaning consists of washing walls, windows in/out, scrubbing bathrooms, cleaning out cupboards and storage areas, moving furniture while vacuuming, dusting furniture, and steam cleaning carpets.

Sterling Corporate Security & Information Integrity Corporation (Sterling) offers private investigation and professional consultation on a wide range of security-related issues including professional, discreet investigation, risk management and instructional solutions. Some of these solutions may involve computer forensics, network security, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and CSOX compliance and forensic training.


Talk Creative is a full service design studio that provides high-end creative work for non-profit arts companies as well as small and medium sized companies. It won’t be your run of the mill in and out design studio. Every project will be an in-depth process engaging the client from conception to realization. Talk’s services include print design, web design and development, branding and identity, motion graphics, print management/brokering, and website hosting.

Time For You Errands Services Inc. provides grocery shopping and personal errands for seniors and those limited by mobility/disability/illness and injury. The simple day-to-day errands encountered by many people can be very stressful. Seniors are living longer and want to stay in their homes. With better health care equipment than before, people with mobility challenges are able to remain in their own home far longer.

Wedding Jitters offers comprehensive wedding workshops to engaged couples planning their own weddings. Wedding Jitters workshops will discuss all aspects of wedding planning to give the clients the confidence they need to plan their own wedding.  Workshops will include guest speakers, vendor discounts or incentives, Do-It-Yourself projects and ways to save money.   On average, it takes approximately 250 hours to plan a wedding.  The workshops have the added value of saving the couple time, money and peace of mind while planning their big day.


Jim Spiers

Microbusiness Training Centre Inc.

(780) 482-4462