Events and Workshops for BC Women Business Owners

We host a number of small business events and workshops throughout the year, along with our partners around BC. We also partner with women’s business networks and other business support organizations to host special events and provide training for women entrepreneurs.

Workshops and events presented by Women’s Enterprise Centre are highlighted in blue.

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February 2018

New West Chamber Business Expo

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Anvil Centre, 77 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC Canada
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As part of the City of New Westminster’s Innovation Week, the Business Expo is a chance to highlight your company to an innovative audience. Discover new products, services, technologies, and offerings that may help your business get a competitive advantage while you have a chance to learn, connect, and do business together. Attendance to Expo, industry leader presentations and one on one meetings w experts is all free!

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March 2018

Wendy McDonald Diversity Award Nomination deadline

March 1

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle proudly announces the 4th Annual Wendy McDonald Diversity Awards. These awards are presented in honour of the late Wendy McDonald, a Canadian business icon who served as the first female Chair of The Vancouver Board of Trade. The Awards serve to increase the profile of outstanding women and champions of women in our community. The five award categories open for nominations are: • Diversity Champion • Community Catalyst • Entrepreneurial Innovation…

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Starting a Business Information Session

March 1 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on December 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

If you think you are ready to start a business, we encourage you to participate in one of our FREE phone-in Starting Your Business Information Sessions. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies and resources to ensure your plan is well organized and consistent. In Part 2 we uncover how to make your business official. You will…

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Thinking of Exporting to Europe? Expand Your Business Horizons: CETA

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ramada Prince George, 444 George Street
Prince George, BC Canada
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Global Affairs Canada is pleased to host the European Union Export Business Forum featuring presentations on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and market opportunities in the European Union. Join experts and business leaders who will provide you with: An in-depth summary of the opportunities available through CETA to help you become more competitive in the EU market. Information about specific market opportunities in key industries such as Manufacturing, Food, ICT, Professional Services and others. Market development…

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BCIC Procurement program info session

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water Street
Kelowna, BC Canada
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The BC Government’s procurement transformation team is developing a new procurement program. The program is designed to match vendor innovations with government needs.  We are hosting outreach sessions across the province to get feedback on how the draft program will best meet the needs of your company. An outreach session in your region is scheduled for: Date: March 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Venue: Kelowna Yacht Club, Spinnaker Room Address: 1370 Water Street, Kelowna Cost: Free!

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A New World View on Brand: How to unleash the untapped power of brand to accelerate your business

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 550 Burrard St #2900
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8 Canada
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What business owner doesn’t want to develop a big, bold brand for their business? A brand that stands far out from the competition; develops raving fans who refer ideal clients; establishes a great company culture and attracts top talent. Unfortunately, the majority of businesses are failing to tap into the full potential of their brand, that means their only harnessing 5% of their brand’s potential. The problem isn’t a lack of desire or willingness to invest in their brand, it’s…

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International Women’s Day with Startup Canada

March 8

Challenge Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs to #PressforProgress to accelerate gender parity and further unleash the economic potential of women. Register today for events online and across Canada!

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International Women’s Day #PRESSforPROGRESS JIBC

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Justice Institute of British Columbia, 715 McBride
New Westminster, BC Canada
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This event will provide a forum for the JIBC community to continue the dialogue around women in public safety and social justice from strategies to support gender parity to celebrating accomplished women in the field. The lineup for the day will include: Welcome Fast-paced mini-presentations Panel Discussion with accomplished women in public safety and social justice Presentation and Discussion: BC Senator Mobina Jaffer, who served as Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan and chaired the Canadian Committee on Women,…

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The BC Government Wants Your Input on a New Procurement Program

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
SFU Harbour Centre, 550 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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This engagement session will include open discussion and feedback sessions to allow us to hear your thoughts, opinions and any concerns. We are currently at a place where we may be able to make some adjustments to the program details in response to the feedback we receive. Please refer to the information/links below for further program information. - Procurement Program Overview - Draft Unsolicited Proposal Form What’s the value for vendors attending this outreach session? Advance information on government’s plan for this…

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Equality Matters: Explore #MyFeminism with BC Changemakers

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

March 8 | 10am to 11am | FREE Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with three women who are on a mission to achieve gender equality in BC! On March 8, Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a timely dialogue unpacking what feminism means in 2018 and the status of gender equality in BC today. We want to unite all regions of our province to rally for progress as part of the push for gender…

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Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm

The Surrey Board of Trade welcomes keynote speaker Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Canada’s 19th Prime Minister. These awards recognize the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community. Join us as we celebrate the successful women in Surrey that make our business community such a vibrant place! Award nomination deadline is February 7, 2018 For more information and tickets, see the SBOT website.

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Dragons’s Den Auditions

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Okanagan College, 1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8 Canada
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Dragons’ Den is calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business pitches for a chance to be featured next season on CBC. Beginning in Toronto on February 10, the audition tour will be open to the public, as producers hit the road visiting Canadian cities coast-to-coast in search of the country’s best business ideas in need of a Dragon investment. The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to…

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International Women’s Day 2018 with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Presented by TD Canada Trust, the afternoon event will connect, inspire, and empower all professionals in the room. This is a day to celebrate the gains that women have made in gender equity and the men who have supported and encouraged change. Raise your glasses to the achievements of gender parity over the last year before turning your attention to an inspiring and motivating keynote address from local celebrity and entrepreneur, Fiona Forbes. Walk into your breakout session feeling empowered as you embark on your…

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BIV 2018 Influential Women in Business Awards

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada
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Business in Vancouver is once again recognizing BC's most outstanding businesswomen in private or public sector companies at the 19th annual Influential Women in Business Awards. Honourees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada's largest companies. Each winner will be profiled in the Women in Business magazine released in the February 20, 2018 issue of Business in Vancouver. 2018 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN…

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CIRCA International Women’s Day 2018

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8 Canada
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Experience the power and unity of entrepreneurs and professionals as we discuss the issue of gender inequality, and our respective calls to action. Together, we will #pressforprogress. Former Miss World Canada, Tara Teng, hosts this powerful event on International Women's Day. Featuring delicious canapes, a welcome cocktail, and live DJ, you'll settle amongst an intimate gathering of entrepreneurs and community leaders to hear special guest speaker, Jae Kim. This event will also highlight the tremendous work of Dress for Success…

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IWD with The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
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Celebrate and honour International Women’s Day with The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft!  With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fueled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity. Join us for an engaging panel discussion with International Anti-Human Trafficking…

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#EmpowerHer2018: Press for Progress with Senator Mobina Jaffer

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Executive Suites Hotel Metro, 4201 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6 Canada
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Be part of an evening of meaningful discussion, hors d'oeurves, refreshments and prizes as we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom inside Executive Suites Hotel Metro in Burnaby! #EmpowerHer2018 is a call to action towards accelerating progress in equality and the empowerment of women locally and globally. We will be celebrating the achievements of women from all walks of life who broke down barriers to success in Finance, Politics, Business and Media. #EmpowerHer2018 is…

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How to Thrive in Spite of Imposter Syndrome

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BC Tech Innovation Hub, 887 Great Northern Way
Vancouver,
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Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It Dr. Valerie Young (impostersyndrome.com) will be delivering an interactive workshop on how to deal with Imposter Syndrome, followed by some networking time. Millions of people around the world from CEOs to Ph.D.s, to Academy Award Winning actors secretly believe they’re not as bright or capable as everyone “thinks” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome — or the impostor phenomenon as it is more accurately…

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Dragon’s Den Auditons

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Victoria, 728 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC Canada
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Dragons’ Den is calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business pitches for a chance to be featured next season on CBC. Beginning in Toronto on February 10, the audition tour will be open to the public, as producers hit the road visiting Canadian cities coast-to-coast in search of the country’s best business ideas in need of a Dragon investment. The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to…

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A Conversation with Mrs. Janice Charette, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
SFU Segal Centre, 500 Granville St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are pleased to invite you to the event, A conversation with Mrs. Janice Charette Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom “CETA (the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement): What It All Means for Canada & British Columbia” Views from Canada House on Trafalgar Square Dress Code: Business Coffee and continental breakfast will be served at the event. Space is limited to reserve your place now. RSVP to william.hoyle@gov.bc.ca. Registration will close…

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Connect Online to Grow Your Business

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Village Green Hotel, 4801 27 St
Vernon, BC Canada
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Getting your business noticed online and finding your customers can be overwhelming with all the digital marketing options available. Save time, money and frustration by getting focused on your objectives, making strategic decisions, and learning some of the best approaches to connect with people online and begin to build relationships. Creating online connections will boost your confidence and your business’s credibility. Reviews, Links, Comments, and other types of posts all add up to a positive online presence and ultimately, growth…

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Business Loan Information Session

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

Learn how to apply for a loan from Women's Enterprise Centre. In this FREE session, the facilitator will review our lending criteria, answer your questions, advise you on how to apply and provide you with a resource package. At the end of the session, your Advisor will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a loan with us and ensure that you receive an application. Learn More or Register

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RAISE Community Showcase

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MNP LLP, 1021 West Hastings Street, Suite 2200
Vancouver, BC V6E 0C3 Canada
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Unlocking the stories of #womenRAISE Intrigued by the world of entrepreneurship? Curious about early-stage investing? Join us on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 for a dynamic evening of conversation and connections with like-minded champions, advisors, founders and investors. You'll have the opportunity to meet and connect with some of the most innovative minds in the city, as well as: Engage in empowering conversations about the early stage investment and deal process Hear stories and advice from savvy female investors like Joanne…

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An Introduction to Intellectual Property

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Women's Enterprise Centre has partnered with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) as part of their DRIVEN BY WOMEN™ initiative to offer a 3 part presentation series. The second topic in the series is An Introduction to Intellectual Property. Building an Intellectual Property (IP) strategy is important for business development. This FREE webinar will cover the following topics: What is IP What are the common types of IP Why is IP valuable, and How to protect your IP. Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills…

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Starting a Business Information Session

March 15 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on December 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

If you think you are ready to start a business, we encourage you to participate in one of our FREE phone-in Starting Your Business Information Sessions. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies and resources to ensure your plan is well organized and consistent. In Part 2 we uncover how to make your business official. You will…

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kensington Branch Library, 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews
Vancouver, BC V5n 5z1 Canada
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Do you dream of being your own boss and running a successful business? Do you want to work for your passion and not just a paycheque? It's time to put your idea into action! This interactive workshop will help you assess if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to find the right business opportunity for you. Registration required. Learn More or Register

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2018 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards nomination deadline

March 22

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. Over the last 26 years, thousands of women have been nominated and recognized for demonstrating excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors. The collective impact of our country’s female entrepreneurs cannot be overstated. We are honoured to shine a spotlight on them. For more information about award categories…

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Tools for Growth – Building your brand through philanthropy

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A company’s philanthropy is a window into its core values. A great brand will seek to use their marketing dollars to do things out in the world that make a difference to the people who are part of their brands, and their community. Join Stephanie Fontaine, VP Business Development of WBE Canada with three special guests who are passionate about their businesses and making a difference: Donna Sheehan, Founder and Executive Director, Breast Cancer Support Fund Ema Dantas, President, Language…

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Business Loan Information Session

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

Learn how to apply for a loan from Women's Enterprise Centre. In this FREE session, the facilitator will review our lending criteria, answer your questions, advise you on how to apply and provide you with a resource package. At the end of the session, your Advisor will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a loan with us and ensure that you receive an application. Learn More or Register

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Women’s Pitch Night

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, 1200 Waterfront Centre - 200 Burrard St.
Vancouver, bc V7X 1T2 Canada
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Join the next Women’s Pitch Night, March 27, put on by Volition Events, in partnership with Women in Tech World and Driven by Women. Women's Pitch Nights provide a comfortable space for women to gain practical experience and constructive feedback on their 90-second pitch, in front of a live audience ad industry expert panel. The audience (all genders welcome) votes on the top three companies to receive valuable opportunities and services from from prize sponsors. Not ready to pitch? Want…

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Tools for Growth – Angel Investment (tips & tools)

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Finding investors for your business can be difficult at best and sometimes impossible. As a WBE you may have wondered about “angel investment” both as an entrepreneur seeking capital as well as a successful business owner perhaps wanting to make their first investment as an accredited investor in a great new product or service in another company. This webinar will help growing WBEs, women entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses understand the key items involved in the capital raising process. Starting…

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Starting a Business Information Session

March 29 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on December 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

If you think you are ready to start a business, we encourage you to participate in one of our FREE phone-in Starting Your Business Information Sessions. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies and resources to ensure your plan is well organized and consistent. In Part 2 we uncover how to make your business official. You will…

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April 2018

WBENC Early Bird Deadline – Register with BWIT

April 2

The Canadian Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program invites you to register for the upcoming Trade Mission to the WBENC 2018 Business Development Conference in Detroit, Michigan (June 17-21, 2018). For more information, see LINK below.

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Startup Canada Awards Nomination Deadline

April 3

The Startup Canada Awards recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada's entrepreneurship and innovation community. Every year, hundreds of nominations pour in from across Canada, and thousands join us online and in-person to celebrate the winners. Winners receive national exposure and join a prestigious network of Startup Canada Awards Alumni that includes deal-winning Dragon's Den entrepreneurs, a former Prime Minister, and many more! Learn more

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MyBizDay Abbotsford

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
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Hosted by Small Business BC, in partnership with Envision Financial, these FREE, full-day events connect entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of exhibits, panel discussions featuring entrepreneurial experts, and an eclectic slate of practical workshops.

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Business Loan Information Session

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

Learn how to apply for a loan from Women's Enterprise Centre. In this FREE session, the facilitator will review our lending criteria, answer your questions, advise you on how to apply and provide you with a resource package. At the end of the session, your Advisor will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a loan with us and ensure that you receive an application. Learn More or Register

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Trade Accelerator Program Vancouver

April 12 - April 13

New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has recently launched Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), an initiative that has been successfully operated by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade since 2015. Participating organizations have experienced an average international sales growth of 70% within one of the program, penetrated new markets, and grown their workforce to meet increased global demand.…

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Top 10 Legal Tips for New Businesses

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Women’s Enterprise Centre has partnered with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) as part of their DRIVEN BY WOMEN™ initiative to offer a 3 part presentation series. The third and final topic in the series is Top 10 Legal Tips for New Businesses. This FREE webinar will provide an overview of best practices for new business owners, including tips for incorporating your business and deciding on a corporate structure, developing key corporate documents, navigating raising capital, and handling certain employment and tax issues. Presenters:…

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Starting a Business Information Session

April 12 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on December 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

If you think you are ready to start a business, we encourage you to participate in one of our FREE phone-in Starting Your Business Information Sessions. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies and resources to ensure your plan is well organized and consistent. In Part 2 we uncover how to make your business official. You will…

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FWE E-Series Program, Vancouver

April 18 - April 20

E-Series provides in-person learning on topics that entrepreneurs need in order to grow. Small groups form around key stages of business development, allowing for directed conversations specific to the challenges entrepreneurs face along the path of growth, and creating meaningful relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs. Accepting applications from women across Canada, now until March 9, 2018.

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VidTalks 2018

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
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Online video accounts for the majority of all consumer traffic on the internet. It’s a statistic increasing significantly each year as marketing professionals worldwide associate video with the best ROI. How effectively is your brand using video marketing? VidTalks is a video marketing conference for brands and businesses of all sizes, featuring a full day of insightful discussions from experts on growing your brand presence, sales, and engaging your target market through emerging video marketing trends. Use the code WEC20…

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Mentor Advisory Forum: Embrace Award Opportunities

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

April 24 | 10 am to 11 am | FREE Teleconference Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC Business awards – Have you been nominated but weren’t sure how to leverage the opportunity? Have you ever considered nominating yourself but lacked the confidence to do so? Have you been overwhelmed with the requirements of a nomination package and didn’t know if it was the right time for your company? Attend this FREE session and learn how being nominated or nominating…

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Bing webcast: Outpace your competition with customer decision journey mapping

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the first of a three-part webcast series presented by Microsoft and Bing Ads, called Growth Marketing for SMBs and Startups. Potential customers start deciding which product, brand or service is worth buying long before they're actively shopping. They’re researching on multiple devices, checking review sites and getting input from their social networks. We’ll highlight specific, supercharged search engine marketing (SEM) steps you can take to improve your chances of winning their purchase and beefing up your business. You'll…

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Business Loan Information Session

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

Learn how to apply for a loan from Women's Enterprise Centre. In this FREE session, the facilitator will review our lending criteria, answer your questions, advise you on how to apply and provide you with a resource package. At the end of the session, your Advisor will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a loan with us and ensure that you receive an application. Learn More or Register

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MyBizDay Surrey

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8
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Hosted by Small Business BC, in partnership with Envision Financial, these FREE, full-day events connect entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of exhibits, panel discussions featuring entrepreneurial experts, and an eclectic slate of practical workshops.

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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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Starting a Business Information Session

April 26 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on December 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

If you think you are ready to start a business, we encourage you to participate in one of our FREE phone-in Starting Your Business Information Sessions. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies and resources to ensure your plan is well organized and consistent. In Part 2 we uncover how to make your business official. You will…

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RMA Vancouver – Women in Business 2018

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Building a business takes people. Building a great business takes great people. In today’s competitive landscape, how does an entrepreneur and a leader find and keep the great people needed for her company to grow and succeed? How does she build a corporate culture that thrives and meets the diverse needs of a team? How does she engage, challenge and empower her team and herself? How does she teach and train her team in a world of disruption and emerging…

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Aboriginal BEST (Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training) for Women

April 28 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen, #103-3115 Skaha Lake Road
Penticton, BC
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These workshop series are open to ALL WOMEN who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit who want to start, buy, or further develop their own business. Additional Dates: May 5,6 26, 27 and June 2,3,9,10

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#DrivingWinTech Community Conversation

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Club Kwench, 843 Fort St
Victoria, BC Canada
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Women in Tech World has embarked on a journey to produce a community-driven Gender Equity Roadmap for Canadian tech communities. Join us in a Community Conversation in Victoria, in partnership with Discovery Foundation's Women Leaders in Tech BLAST Program, to share your experiences and ideas for how to create more inclusive and diverse tech communities locally and nationwide. About the Event: Driving WinTech is Women in Tech World's nation-wide community-based research initiative on the state of women in tech in Canada. Since…

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May 2018

Bing webcast: Build better ads with attention-grabbing ad copy

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the second in a three-part webcast series presented by Microsoft and Bing Ads, called Growth Marketing for SMBs and Startups. Want to transform a passive shopper into an active buyer? Our pay-per-click (PPC) experts will show you how to craft well-timed, eye-catching paid search ads and targeted SEM strategies that can help you trigger sales and keep your business top of mind, even when customers aren’t in the market to buy. We'll also help you shape up your…

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GETTING INCORPORATED: ESSENTIAL STEPS AND LEGAL TIPS

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attend this seminar to learn about the benefits of incorporating, how to incorporate your business and legal tips that will help you with “life after incorporation”. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly and learn how to carry on business as a corporate entity. This seminar will help you: Recognize the advantages of the corporation as a business structure Understand the roles of shareholders, directors, officers and others Identify the steps to properly create and…

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MARKET RESEARCH FOR YOUR BUSINESS

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

his package is designed for new and existing business owners who want to develop their business strategy by gathering information about current and potential customers, industry trends and competition. In this two part seminar series, Small Business BC’s Market Research expert, Mark Eversfield will teach you the important steps of gathering both secondary and primary market research. You will learn how ask the right questions, collect key data and interpret that information to help you make strategic business decisions. Seminars…

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Bing webcast: On target: Achieving your business goals with better campaign design

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the third in a three-part webcast series presented by Microsoft and Bing Ads, called Growth Marketing for SMBs and Startups. Every potential customer is at a different place in the buying-decision journey. Each phase has distinct purchasing intent, value and sales potential. We’ll give you tips on how to better achieve your business goals with fired-up audience targeting and products that drive impact in each phase of the purchase journey, so you can best flex your business strength.…

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Business Loan Information Session

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

Learn how to apply for a loan from Women's Enterprise Centre. In this FREE session, the facilitator will review our lending criteria, answer your questions, advise you on how to apply and provide you with a resource package. At the end of the session, your Advisor will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a loan with us and ensure that you receive an application. Learn More or Register

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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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CREATE YOUR STARTER WEBSITE ON WORDPRESS

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself? Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you think on this user-friendly platform that will help you tell the world about your small business. This seminar will help you: Know what to look…

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Starting a Business Information Session

May 10 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on December 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

If you think you are ready to start a business, we encourage you to participate in one of our FREE phone-in Starting Your Business Information Sessions. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies and resources to ensure your plan is well organized and consistent. In Part 2 we uncover how to make your business official. You will…

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Doing Business in the USA Seminar

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Hotel, 13475 Central Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada
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Attend a fast-paced guide to expanding your sales into the United States. Whether opening a store front with a U.S. address or partnering with a distribution centre for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned cross-border lawyers, accountants, customs brokers and logistics professionals will present options that will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with government agencies such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration.

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2018 CAMSC Connect Plus – Vancouver

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RBC Offices, 25th floor, 745 Thurlow St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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CAMSC invites emerging and established Aboriginal, minority and diverse-owned businesses to join us as we explore business opportunities in corporate Canada’s supply chain. Learn what it means to be CAMSC certified and how it provides you with the connections to gain market access. We currently have more than 80 corporate members and since our inception in 2004. CAMSC certified suppliers have been awarded more than $3 billion in contracts with our corporate members. Come connect with corporations and hear about…

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