Who We Are
If you’re looking to discover or level up your business’s impact, you’ve found your tribe. Be Local is, unapologetically, not your average business network.
We believe buying and selling from each other is just the beginning. We’re about building a community of passionate people that support and inspire each other (and have while fun doing it).
We believe meaningful impact extends far beyond writing a cheque. It means innovative collaborations and intentional partnerships.
We believe how we bring people together is just as important to us as what we bring together people about. That means outdoor activities, live music, art, bonfires, meditation and embracing the unconventional.
We believe in dreaming up new possibilities that we can only achieve together.
Directory listing— A feature on our public directory. The only business directory in Calgary that features local, impact-driven businesses.
MasterGroup5— Join a working group of 4 other impact-driven entrepreneurs. Think of this as your ongoing support posse. This 4-month engagement will help you connect deeply with 4 peers who can help with support, problem solving, resources and connections. With this group, a solution is just a text or phone call away.
Council of Experts— Some of Calgary’s leading marketing, branding, diversity & inclusion, technology, scale, and retail experts will be accessible via an online discussion platform. Think a subreddit group filled with local entrepreneurs all helping each other out. Sometimes help can be as simple as asking a question and getting an answer from someone who has already been there and done it.
The Best Damn Networking Events in YYC— We come together only 4 times a year as an entire network, so we make it special. Quality over quantity. Bonfires, music, roasting marshmallows, tea, meditation, drumming, smudging, yoga, and storytelling from entrepreneurs in the network. This ain’t your dad’s networking event. Nourishment for your head and your heart – come for the business knowledge, contacts and resources, stay for the inspiration and sense of belonging, you’ve finally found your people.
Capacity Building Workshops— Quarterly workshops with experts on topics including living wage, social procurement, social financing and more.
Design Your Impact Program— A multi-day program for founders and staff of impact-driven businesses, that focuses on identifying, implementing and scaling sustainable impact into an already operational business.
Money Management Offerings— Gain access to Momentum’s award winning financial literacy programs that have been helping Canadians for almost 25 years; a special educational offering for your employees, at no cost to you or your people. Help reduce staff stress and anxiety by empowering them with a range of topics including budgeting, assets, banking, credit, and consumerism.
Resource Portal— A one-stop shop for all your business and impact resource needs.
Is it for you?
Be Local isn’t for everyone and that’s okay! But if it is, you’ll be in great company. Our network is made up of energetic, ambitious, heart-led entrepreneurs committed to changing the world.
This membership is for you if you're looking to be inspired to create meaningful and sustainable impact through your business.
This membership is for you if you want to be a lead supporter in the Be Local community.