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.
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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.
Upcoming Events › WEC Workshops & Events
Want to stay competitive in the international marketplace? Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can create a level playing field for Canadian companies- whether you are exporting goods or services. On September 26 get the inside scoop on: What is a free trade agreement and how does it work? Exporting goods or exporting services? How can free trade agreements facilitate your trade? What government procurement opportunities are there in markets Canada has an FTA with? How to look up tariff rates? What…Find out more »
Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Organizing Partner of We For She! This year, we're connecting for change. We are excited to announce that one of North America’s largest conferences on gender diversity will return to Vancouver this fall! Now in its sixth year, We For She 2019 will focus on the theme of Connecting for Change. This interactive conference brings together influencers, business and community leaders, and hundreds of students from across British Columbia to forge meaningful and lasting…Find out more »
Financial management isn’t as dry as it sounds—by being in control of your finances, you can be proactive in pursuing your goals! Your product or service may be exceptional, but effective management of your cash and finances is essential to your business’ survival. One of the keys to business success is being able to interpret financial statements. This webinar will help you understand basic financial principles that you can apply to your business decision-making on a daily basis. You’ll learn how…Find out more »
What assumptions and conclusions do you jump to without thinking? Learn to overcome “unconscious bias” and embrace diversity to grow your business. People are diverse in a number of ways, not just in ways we can see. We live in a world of diversity, and bias matters when people are excluded or treated unfairly based on things like the colour of their skin, gender, age, or wealth. By the end of this session you will understand: What unconscious bias is…Find out more »
Women's Enterprise Centre is excited to be an exhibitor at this year's event! The most PROFITABLE day you'll have all year! SOHO Summit is about helping business owners like you grow your business. This handpicked selection of Canada’s small business leaders deliver real-world advice through workshops, panel discussions, 1-1 coaching, peer collaboration and lots of valuable networking. As a small business owner we can become overwhelmed by the number of tasks on our “to do” list, from sales and marketing,…Find out more »
Women's Enterprise Centre is excited to be part of the Info Market at this event! Join us at a full day of professional development and networking event for women involved in business, whether they are owners, operators, or employees. The format is a series of panels featuring local women in business answering questions from moderator Theresa Kingston and questions from the audience. At midday participants can check out the venue's Working Wonders Info Market: Displays and representatives from local business…Find out more »
Negotiation skills are so valuable because you use them in every aspect of your life. While some of us are natural born negotiators, most of us would like to feel more confident going in to important negotiation meetings. When you re-frame negotiation as an opportunity for all sides to prosper, everyone wins! In this session, you’ll acquire the skills to negotiate effectively, preserve your integrity and learn how to be yourself to get what you really want. This session will…Find out more »
Women's Enterprise Centre will be exhibiting at the summit, so come say Hi to us and our partners from Futurpreneur! The Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit provides a venue and a forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to understand the State of the Island Economy. Youth, First Nations, Political Leaders, Business Leaders, Small Business and other inspirational leaders on Vancouver Island participate in championing actions which will position Vancouver Island in the Global Marketplace. Learn…Find out more »
This energizing workshop will help you move their business to the next level with insights and advice about strategy, marketing, and a popular trend: strategic alliances. By the end of the session, you'll understand why and how you may want to form alliances and how you can develop a strategic edge. This webinar covers: Strategic alliances: Exploring new ways to partner up to expand the marketing and/or operational capacity in the business. Strategic edge: When having the best “customer service”…Find out more »
When a business owner is asked about their marketing strategy, too many think about their website, ads or word of mouth. All those things are a part of marketing, but they are not strategy. They are tactics. Tactics are only as effective as the strategy behind them—the WHY of marketing. This practical webinar guides you through the process of building a sound marketing strategy for your business to reveal the tactics that make the most sense for your motivation, market…Find out more »
Business Awards—have you been nominated or considered nominating yourself but weren't sure how to leverage the opportunity? Have you been overwhelmed with the requirements of a nomination package and didn't know if it was the right time for your company or career? Embrace the nomination opportunity by joining like-minded entrepreneurs and business professionals who are growing their businesses. The WEB Alliance of Women's Business Networks, in collaboration with the Professional Women's Network, is thrilled to bring you this networking and…Find out more »