Workshops for Entrepreneurs

We offer training for women entrepreneurs in BC to help them learn and develop essential business skills to help them succeed in business.

Since 1995, we have hosted over 30,000 people in our seminars and workshops – and 99% of participants rate our training as directly applicable to their business!

Our workshops are designed for busy entrepreneurs and are geared towards women business owners’ learning styles.

View our upcoming workshops below, check out workshops and events from our partner network and sign up for our eBlasts to be notified when a WEC workshop is coming to your area.

Praise for Our Workshops

I am extremely pleased with the quality of the presenters & material covered. In the big world of business, it’s great to be part of this women’s focused enterprise!Speed Marketing Workshop Participant
The speaker was a confident and successful woman – the perfect role model! Additionally, she was very passionate about supplier diversity, which is a concept that I had never heard before, but will completely support and promote as I move forward in my career… Very nicely done! Thank you! Diversity Workshop Participant
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Daiya Anderson
Origin Wines, Penticton
WEC Loan Client

Upcoming Workshops for Entrepreneurs

Below is a list of upcoming workshops where we are involved as workshop presenters, speakers or panelists. Workshops hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre are highlighted in blue. We hope to see you at one of these informative sessions!

Please see our full events calendar for events and workshops hosted by our partners around the province, or view a list of upcoming seminars and webinars hosted by our partner, Small Business BC.

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March 2019

Mentor Advisory Forum: All Systems Grow: Building Your Team

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is the second in a two-part teleconference series on hiring for your business. So, you’ve added a new member to your team. Now what? Many business owners have some initial systems in place, but they need some guidance on where to further develop their systems in order to grow. Join us on March 27 to zero in on the areas where you can bulk up your processes and procedures and set yourself up for growth. This session is ideal…

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April 2019

Need to Know: Financial Understanding

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hervana Coworking Collective, #506-595 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5 Canada
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Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, you can (and should) understand the financial side of your business. Kath Britton, Women’s Enterprise Centre Business Advisor and CPA, will guide you through practical exercises to help you understand the different types of financial statements and how they reflect the health of your business. Join us for a hands-on workshop to build your financial confidence and connect with other women business owners in a fun atmosphere at Hervana Coworking Collective! You'll…

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All about lines of credit: What are they and how do you get one?

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

A line of credit can provide a cushion for your business in case an exciting opportunity comes your way, or you have an unexpected downturn. If you’re thinking about a line of credit, join Women’s Enterprise Centre, Prospera Credit Union and RBC on April 11 for a free teleconference to get the skinny on this type of financing to help you figure out if it’s right for you. During this session, we’ll answer some key questions: What is a line…

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Trade Accelerator Program – Abbotsford

April 24
Quality Hotel Abbotsford Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Supporting Sponsor of the Trade Accelerator Program! 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 successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Know Your Numbers: What Your Financial Statements Are Telling You

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Okanagan CoLab, 1405 St. Paul Street #201
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N2 Canada
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Even if you use a bookkeeper or accountant, you can (and should) understand the financial side of your business. Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) and Kelowna Women in Business are excited to present this interactive workshop to help you make sense of your financial statements so you feel more confident talking about your numbers and making financial decisions. This introductory-level session is facilitated by Cheryl Farmer, a Kelowna-based WEC business advisor who has worked with hundreds of women entrepreneurs to help…

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May 2019

Webinar | Stepping Up: Uncover Your True Leadership Potential

May 1 @ 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…

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Webinar | The Power of One: How Small Changes Can Increase Sales

May 8 @ 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! 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…

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Webinar | Financial Understanding

May 15 @ 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! 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…

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Webinar | Setting New Goal Posts: Growing Your Business from a Tactical Perspective

May 22 @ 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! 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…

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Webinar | 6 Keys to Common-Sense Marketing

May 29 @ 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! 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…

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