Business Skills Training for Women Entrepreneurs

Gain essential business skills to succeed

We know what it’s like to start and grow a business, which is why we’ve developed training that delivers results. After all, knowledge is the best investment you can make in your business!

Our business skills training features:

  • Practical, applicable skills that are 100% relevant to the successful operation of a small business
  • A range of workshop topics known to be pivotal to small business success
  • Materials developed by industry experts, often featuring real-life storytellers, informative panelists or inspirational spotlights
  • Different learning approaches including live and video conference workshops and self-directed study

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Learn in a supportive environment and find out how to avoid costly mistakes before they happen.

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Resources & Workbooks

Self-guided study options to help you gain essential business skills on your schedule.

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April 2018

The Money Side of Business: Understanding Your Finances

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aligned Collective, 38085 2 Avenue
Squamish, BC V8B 0C3 Canada
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Do you have a side hustle? Are you a solopreneur? Are you a growing small business?   If you said yes to any of these questions this workshop is for you!   Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, it is imperative that YOU understand the financial side of your business. This introductory-level workshop takes you through practical exercises to help you understand the type of information financial statements provide and why they are important.   Knowing how to…

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Application Deadline: Discovery Foundation’s EM3 Mentoring Program for Women Tech Entrepreneurs

April 30

Starting in May 2018, Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) is offering a mentoring program for BC women entrepreneurs in tech, called Discovery Foundation’s EM3 (Entrepreneurial Mindset Mastery & Mentoring) Program. The EM3 program is based on our peer mentoring format, which is proven to create success. It will bring women together for six mentoring sessions, led by an experienced female tech entrepreneur. The EM3 program will help you: Access a peer network of like-minded female founders Get insights from an experienced…

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May 2018

Spark Women’s Leadership Conference

May 9 - May 10
Pomeroy Hotel Fort St. John, 11308 Alaska Road
Fort St. John, BC Canada
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Spark 2018 will explore the theme BIG IMPACT through thoughtful workshops and dialogue. Professional development and personal exploration are all critical components of Spark. The Spark Women’s Leadership Conference provides a unique, local opportunity for learning, and creates the blueprint for increased success in the region. This professional development opportunity enhances the career path of attendees and provides opportunities for advancement in their lives. Join WEC's Skills Development Officer, Kerrilee Auger, at this annual conference for women in Northeastern BC.…

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SAVE THE DATE – Dr. Valerie Young event, Vancouver

May 28 @ 3:00 pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
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Women's Enterprise Centre is delighted to bring Dr. Valerie Young back to Vancouver to share more of her insights on building confidence. ALSO Be the first to participate in our new Negotiation for Women Entrepreneurs workshop, facilitated by negotiation expert Carrie Gallant, Gallant Solutions Inc. Stay tuned for more details and registration information.

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Build Your Business 5 Part Webinar Series

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gain skills in leadership, marketing, sales, and more! The Build Your Business 5 Part Webinar Series is designed to provide invaluable training for small business owners who want to focus on the essential skills required to operate a successful business. Sign up for this series and learn skills and strategies that will help you build your business in a way that works for YOU! 2018 Spring Series Details Join us for this popular 5-session webinar series starting on May 30,…

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Build Your Business Webinar Series 1 of 5- Stepping Up: Uncover Your True Leadership Potential

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is the first in a five-part Build Your Business webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25! Leaders come from all walks of life, and they create businesses and communities through their actions. Every action a person takes, every conversation they have moves them ahead as a leader. In this workshop, participants will learn about their unique leadership style and learn how to improve on the strengths they already have—even if they…

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June 2018

Build Your Business Webinar Series 2 of 5 – Financial Understanding

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is the second in a five-part Build Your Business webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25! Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, it is imperative that you understand the financial side of your business. This introductory-level webinar takes you through practical exercises to help you understand the type of information financial statements provide. At the end of this workshop you will be able to: Describe the connection between your…

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Build Your Business Webinar Series 3 of 5 – The Power of One: How Small Changes Can Increase Sales

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is the third in a five-part Build Your Business webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25! This workshop is for any business owner, whether experienced or novice, who needs to kick-start their sales strategy. You will look at your sales practices and how your daily activities impact overall results. This webinar will help you: Identify the most effective networking activities for you Determine which activities you need to focus your time…

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Build Your Business Webinar Series 4 of 5 – 6 Keys to Common-Sense Marketing

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is the fourth in a five-part Build Your Business webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25! Learn the Six Keys to Marketing Success and maximize the opportunity to gain exposure for your business and increase sales. One of the challenges of owning a small business is to know how to market effectively on a tight budget. Join us for this interactive webinar and learn how to integrate the six keys to…

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Build Your Business Webinar Series 5 of 5 – Setting New Goal Posts: Growing Your Business from a Tactical Perspective

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is the final in a five-part Build Your Business webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25! Are you looking for new direction in your business? Are you feeling like your business is pulling you in multiple directions? Do you wonder whether you need to return to your initial business vision? Are you frustrated by wasted time and energy due to conflicting priorities? If any of these resonate with you, this workshop…

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