[Sold out] Business 101: Understanding business licence requirements

[Sold out] Business 101: Understanding business licence requirements

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Calgary Chamber
600, 237 8th Avenue SE

This event is sold out, to be added to the waitlist please email events@calgarychamber.com.

This event is hosted by the City of Calgary as part of Small Business Week Calgary.

All businesses operating in Calgary are required to register the business with the City, obtain a Business ID and a land use approval for the business location.

But how do you check those boxes? What's the right business license for your company? And what are the required approvals for your business license?

Hosted by experts from the City of Calgary, this free session will help businesses understand the importance of deciding where and how you plan to operate your business and how that affects the different City permits and approvals that are required before you can open.

About the presenters

Sonya Sharp
Customer Coordinator – Small Business, City of Calgary

Sonya has worked within the City of Calgary for over 16 years. Sonya grew up in a self-employed family where she worked and learned the family business and ultimately graduated as a Building Development Technologist from SAIT. Sonya has worked as a Planning Technician for 11 years; this experience resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the City’s planning process. Sonya’s proactive approach to Planning and Development is not only reflected in her professional career but also in her personal life where, over the past decade she has also personally owned and managing multiple small businesses. This combination of Planning knowledge and hands own small business experience has given her the ability to bring a true business/customer perspective to her new role as the Customer Coordinator, Small Business.

Jennifer Golden
Business Registry Representative, City of Calgary

Jennifer comes to the City of Calgary with a BA from the University of Calgary, as well as a Legal Assistant Diploma from SAIT. Jennifer began her career with the City 14 years ago, beginning as an Administrative Support Representative, and then moving into the role as a Business Registry Representative, a position she has held for 10 years. Jennifer has great experience in the business licence process from start to finish, assisting customers in all aspects of creating, moving and closing their business licence, as well as advising of all the required fees and approvals related to these processes. Jennifer also has experience with many internal and external partners that are related to business licensing.

Morgan Waker
Business Licence Inspector, City of Calgary

Morgan, a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Justice Studies at Mount Royal, has eight years’ experience with the City of Calgary. Before becoming a Business Licence Inspector, Morgan previously worked with Animal and Bylaw Services. Morgan has been involved with numerous different agencies throughout his time with The City, whether that be for inspection or enforcement. This experience has provided Morgan with a broad knowledge of the regulation and enforcement processes across several departments across the City of Calgary.