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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all WEC-hosted training is being delivered via webinar until further notice.

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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January 2021

2021 #TrueNorth Business Development Forum

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar Canada

Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud sponsor and delighted to be hosting a panel at the 2021 #TrueNorth Business Development Forum!  Hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, the #TrueNorth Business Development Forum presented by LNGCanada is a half-day program focused on building a more resilient and prosperous northern BC. This year, we focus on Leadership Through Recovery with a session from David Irvine and a panel hosted by Women's Enterprise Centre. Learn More or Register

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Recruiting 101: Tools to Find the Right Person for Your Team

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is the first in a three-part in the HR Strategy Toolkit for 2021 webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series. January 26 | 10am to 11am PT | Free webinar Recruiting is more than just finding workers to fill jobs. It’s a thoughtful process of attracting, evaluating, and selecting candidates, so you hire someone who’s the “right fit” for your business. Each person and each business is unique, but there…

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Potential Meets Possibility

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Presenting Partner of the Potential Meets Possibility event! Potential Meets Possibility is a new virtual series for women business owners who are looking for a combination of inspirational and tangible tools for growth. WEConnect International is collaborating with Women's Enterprise Centre to reach women entrepreneurs across Western Canada. This 90 minutes session will include information on how to leverage supplier diversity programs to meet global buyers, the benefits of certifying as a woman-owned business…

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February 2021

Employee Retention Toolkit for Business Owners

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is the second in a three-part in the HR Strategy Toolkit for 2021 webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series. February 2 | 10am to 11am PT | Free webinar Once you’ve compiled your dream team, the next step is making sure they stay. Fortunately for small business owners, salary is only one part of the equation. Studies show that engaged employees are 59% less likely to seek out a new job in…

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Starting a Business Info Session

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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Business Planning Basics for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Women’s Enterprise Centre has partnered with Creative Spirit Solutions to present a six-week virtual business planning program what will walk you step-by-step through the process to building your business plan! This series is designed for Indigenous women who are in the pre-startup or early stage of running their own business. At the end of this series, you’ll have a complete business plan that you can use to apply for funding or grant opportunities. Learn More

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Budgeting for Your Business: The Ins and Outs of Cash Flow

February 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar, Canada

This is the first part in a three-part Financial Fitness webinar series by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series! If you run a business, you need to know when cash will be going in and out. With cash in the bank, you can buy the supplies you need to fulfill your next big sale, deal with unexpected or forgotten expenses and make sure YOU get paid at the end of the day. Setting up…

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Starting a Business Info Session

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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Financial Statements 101: Balance Sheets and Income Statements

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar, Canada

This is the second part in a three-part Financial Fitness webinar series by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series! If you’re just starting a business and are generating revenue, now is the time to set yourself up for success by getting a clear understanding of the basic financials of your business. Join us on February 18 for a free introductory-level session to help you feel more confident talking about your numbers and making financial…

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Know Your Numbers: Key Indicators to Monitor Your Financial Position

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar, Canada

This is the final part in a three-part Financial Fitness webinar series by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series! This webinar will help you to calculate key ratios and figure out what those numbers are telling you about your own business. Denise will explain basic financial principles that you can use to inform your decision-making on a daily basis, and answer your questions so you can feel more confident discussing your numbers. This session…

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March 2021

Starting a Business Info Session

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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StrikeUP: Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Promo Partner of the StrikeUP Digital Conference! High-Energy Engagement: StrikeUP will deliver high-energy, inspiring women speakers, who will encourage our participants to further grow, develop and accelerate their business or business model. It will provide strategic dialogue featuring Canada’s leading women entrepreneurs while providing skills development training from industry leading experts. Virtual Inclusive Platform: The conference will be virtual and be presented with the ability for Francophone services and deaf accommodations. Streamed content is…

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Starting a Business Info Session

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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Starting a Business Info Session

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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 2021

Starting a Business Info Session

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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Starting a Business Info Session

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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May 2021

Starting a Business Info Session

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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Starting a Business Info Session

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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June 2021

Starting a Business Info Session

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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Starting a Business Info Session

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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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