Best ways for Canadian businesses to offset carbon tax Nov 10, 2016

Offset the costs of the Canadian carbon tax

In January 2017, Alberta joins B.C., Ontario and Quebec’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions with the introduction of its carbon levy (tax). In addition, the Canadian government recently announced a national carbon price starting in 2018 at $10 per tonne, increasing annually to $50 by 2022. As Canada moves towards a common policy over the next few years, the implications for Canadian businesses will be felt as companies adjust to the costs associated with their carbon footprint.

Knowing the role your business plays in reducing its carbon footprint, and understanding the cost implications early on, will make the transition to the carbon levy easier.Continue Reading

First West Capital attends Calgary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Conference Oct 25, 2016

Adil Lalani

Our Regional Director, Southern Alberta, Adil Lalani represented First West Capital at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Conference last week. According to the Calgary Herald, the conference experienced a record turnout and doubled their attendance from last year. “Calgary small businesses are still thriving, and optimistic, despite the economy. Events like this one go to show that there are many opportunities to continue to grow,” says Adil.

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Event: ACG Toronto Capital Connection, Nov 15-16 Oct 19, 2016


Join First West Capital Regional Director, Ontario, David Hastie, at the 14th Annual ACG Toronto Capital Connection – Canada’s largest and most prominent debt and equity marketplace. The event brings together mid-market company executives, business owners, intermediaries and service providers with influential executives from Canadian and US private equity firms, banks and specialty financial institutions.

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Event: ACG Calgary Capital Connection, Oct 18-19 Oct 11, 2016

ACG Calgary 2016

Join Regional Director, Southern Alberta, Adil Lalani and industry experts, business leaders and your peers to explore deal opportunities, emerging business trends and other hot topics in Alberta at this year’s ACG Calgary Capital Connection®. Connect with peers and gain important insights into the topics that will impact deal flow in western Canada to talk capital, connections and deals.

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