“Michelle has met with me numerous times over the past 5 years. Discussing everything from the idea of start up to social media, to budgeting, cash flow prediction, time management, balance, and so on. Her commitment to small business growth and entrepreneurship as well as her support for the person outside of the CEO role is felt in every meeting and piece of advice. Her passion shines through in her hard work, dedication and endless support for small business owners.”Leslie-Ann Jensen
“I opened the first ever semi-permanent drive-through-only coffee shop in Canada on April 10th, 2017. I first walked in the doors of Rural Alberta Business Center in August of 2016. At the time, I was frustrated with red tape, bureaucracy, and unaware of many of the challenges that would lay ahead in paving the way both in a new business model as well as a first-time entrepreneur. What I found in RABC can most concisely be said as support. I met with Michelle about twice a month, and during that time was given resources to learn Alberta’s labor standards, importing & customs information, Alberta Health standards, direction with POS & business banking, and I was connected with a network of other small business owners who could answer questions for me.RABC gave me direction, encouragement, resources to find answers, and helped me to put together a step-by-step plan to get from the vision stage to the ‘open’ stage (and, excitingly, the busy stage!). ”Wendy Carnahan
“In November 2013 I knew I wanted to start my own business, but I had no idea how to do so. With a background in film and video and no business skills whatsoever, my dream remained out of reach. I reached out to Michelle Andrishak, she helped me through the early stages of entrepreneurship with great respect and encouragement, and I have been utilizing her knowledge and experience ever since. Her dedication,support and wisdom helped grow my business”.Graham King
“I have attended several seminars Michelle has organized and in three words, I would summarize them as relevant, valuable and fun. Michelle’s natural creativity complimented by her entrepreneurial mindset allows for great feedback and applicable ideas. I enjoy working with Michelle and I am sure you will too.”Dubert Rocuant
“Michelle is sincere and competent beyond expectations! She knows just how to assist and encourage business’ in such a helpful manner…a must GOTO!”Sharmane Bystrom Hinbo
“I own a small business in Rocky Mountain House and Michelle has helped me grow and realize its potential as well as get excited about my business again! I started out 25 years ago and know how very hard it is to do everything without any guidance. With seminars, workshops, training sessions and personal one on one meetings that Michelle has offered I have found the RABC program to be invaluable. She has the right advice to help you along the way and follows up on your progress too!”Valorie Murray
“Michelle is a true inspiration. When you feel that you are just too busy or too exhausted to see the ‘big picture’ and desperately need a different perspective, this girl knows her stuff!
Our strategy day was significant in helping me to be able to move forward with a refined focus for S4B. Not only did I feel that I was being heard, but the ideas generated during that period were invaluable!”