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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May 2018

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 August 28, 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 August 30, 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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Cybersecurity for Your Business Webinar

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Understanding cybersecurity can help small businesses stay safe in today's growing and changing threat landscape. This webinar will provide an overview of current, common small business cybersecurity risks, steps to take to stay safe, and how to respond if cybercrime occurs.

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Business Loan Information Session

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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, Kelowna

May 24 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm

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 is pleased to introduce TAP in British Columbia, an initiative that has been successfully operated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade since 2015. Participating organizations experienced an average international sales growth of 70% within one year of completing the program, penetrated new markets, and grew their workforce to meet increased…

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Starting a Business Information Session

May 24 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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MASTERING SOCIAL MEDIA TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Just because you know what social media is, does not mean that you necessarily understand how to use it to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media, what is it and how it’s connecting people. Learning Objectives: Learn how/if social media should be an important part of your marketing strategy. Understand what opportunities are available for you to leverage social media for business growth and prospecting. Presented By: Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing Inc This seminar is…

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Preparing for International Travel and Tradeshows

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Export Navigator Tradeshows are crucial to expanding your sales outside B.C.’s borders. But the culture, etiquette and expectations of doing business in each country are different. So how do you prepare? Join us for this free interactive seminar and learn the dos and don’ts of international business, how to get the most of out of your trip, and learn about the cultural elements that impact business decision-making. This seminar will help you: Learn how to prepare for a…

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One-to-One Mentoring Application Intake

May 28 - June 1

Applications open for five days only! If you’re new in business, you know it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything and find balance in your life. Our One-to-One Mentoring program is designed to help you build confidence, improve your business knowledge, increase productivity and offer you emotional support. We have a limited number of mentors available in a variety of industries and communities around BC. From May 28 to June 1, we're accepting applications from women business owners…

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Mindset Mastery 2.0 Event

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
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On May 28, Women's Enterprise Centre presents Mindset Mastery 2.0, featuring 2 workshops that will improve your self-confidence and drive your business success by helping you negotiate more effectively. Building on our 2017 Entrepreneurial Mindset event and the WE FOR SHE Call to Action, we want to equip you with new techniques to take your mindset to the next level and connect with like-minded professionals to reinforce your learning. So we're bringing world-renowned impostor syndrome expert Dr. Valerie Young back…

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Let’s Talk Exports Wraps National Roadshow

May 29 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Pacific Opera, Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral St.
Victoria,
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Export Development Canada (EDC) and Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST), are hosting a breakfast session on May 29 with EDC VP and Chief Economist Peter Hall. Mr. Hall will talk about our competitive export landscape in Canada and what we can expect going forward. The Victoria event is unique to the national tour because of the panel component. Three BC based female CEOS will talk about their own experiences in export with moderator Peter Hall. Sea Cider CEO…

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THE ENTREPRENEUR conference

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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This is a rare and exclusive glimpse into the lives, tactics, and strategies of some of the city's most extraordinary entrepreneurs and community leaders. Attended by business leaders, senior management teams, and professionals alike, this full-day event features a curated collection of raw, authentic talks, innovative food stations, and awards presentations honouring some of our favourite industry leaders. Experience creative, technology-forward attendee engagement all while hearing the astounding success stories, painful defeats, and gritty triumphs of our entrepreneurs. Special pricing …

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

May 31

Starting in May 2018, Women’s Enterprise Centre 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 woman…

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WXN Top 100 Awards Nomination deadline extended

May 31

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Since 2003, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) has honoured 1004 remarkable women, inducting 141 of these women into the WXN Hall of Fame. This year, we have eliminated the nomination fee to allow for a more diverse background of women from all industries. For more information, see LINK.

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June 2018

Achieve & Lead Conference

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come and be inspired and challenged to take action in your business! This is the day to work ON your business and not IN your business, with other like-minded women all wanting to see you succeed and reach new levels in your business like never before! Learn from incredible speakers and panels, connect with like-minded women, build relationships, enjoy a delicious lunch, and shop at the Mompreneur Marketplace!

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Business Loan Information Session

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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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OPTIMIZE YOUR LANDING PAGES AND CONVERT MORE CUSTOMERS

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As a small business owner, your website offers a digital shop window for you to promote and sell your goods or services. You may have heard of landing page optimization as a way to enhance your sales funnel, but you’re unsure about the terminology or where to start. Learn from John Chan, Principal of 2x Conversion Design, and arm yourself with an understanding of key concepts, design best practices, and ways to test the effectiveness of your online presence. This…

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READY. SET. GROW. Preparing for Business Growth in the North

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

In their commitment to provide local businesses with opportunities,  LNG Canada, in partnership with Small Business BC, is offering you a chance to build and grow your small business with a day of education. Ready, Set, Grow will give you with the tools, strategies, and best practices you need to successfully compete in today’s ever-changing business environment. This event will  comprise of panel discussions, keynotes, networking, and more and provide you the opportunity to make face-to-face connections with leading experts and…

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Webinar | 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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IMPACT Career Fair

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come to the Impact Career Fair to meet do-good businesses of all sizes who are actively recruiting and explore the career opportunities that exist in the impact economy in Vancouver. Come chat with non-profits, government agencies, for-profit companies, and BCorp organizations that are all making an impact with their organizations. This event is for everyone from students looking for the “what’s next” to seasoned professionals who’s looking for a meaningful ways to apply yourself. Recruiters will bring information about their…

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Mentor Advisory Forum: Introductory session on How to Do Business with the Government of Canada

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in learning how to doing business with the Government of Canada? Did you know The Government of Canada is one of the largest public buyers of goods and services in Canada, purchasing approximately $16.05 billion worth every year? During this session you will learn how: the government does its buying, how to register to sell to the government, how to find opportunities and, how to market to the federal government. Open to women and Men Facilitator: Kerrilee…

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Starting a Business Information Session

June 7 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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Y.E.S. Talks

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Pinnacle at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B1 Canada
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Y.E.S. Talks aims to provide people in business with streetwise/practical ideas that they can immediately incorporate into their businesses. Y.E.S. Talks feature a selection of notable speakers, all with varied backgrounds, from the business community who all own active businesses and all advise business owners in their respective areas of expertise. Each speaker will address three topics that they are passionate about with the goal that their stories and experiences will resonate with everyone on some level. Learn More or…

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Webinar | 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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WEConnect International Day 2018

June 18
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr. Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243 United States
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WEConnect International invites you to kick off the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair with International Day - an opportunity for our international delegations of women business owners and corporate members to engage through business matchmaking and networking. Attendees will broaden their business reach and hone their skills through rich content and interactive sessions; then, return home energized - ready to take your business to the next level! We welcome our Corporate Members; WEConnect International certified Women's Business Enterprises; WBENC…

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WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

June 19 - June 21
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought…

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Trade Accelerator Program, Victoria

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm

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 is pleased to introduce TAP in British Columbia, an initiative that has been successfully operated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade since 2015. Participating organizations experienced an average international sales growth of 70% within one year of completing the program, penetrated new markets, and grew their workforce to meet increased…

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Business Loan Information Session

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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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Webinar | 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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Starting a Business Information Session

June 21 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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Pique Fund II – Video Conference Call

June 22 @ 9:00 am

Pique Ventures is building its second venture fund, Pique Fund II that will be investing in companies that care, connect & protect.  Join this video conference call to learn more about this new venture fund, that builds upon the outcomes and impact of our first fund, Pique Fund.  For accredited investors (worldwide) only; register at the link below.

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The Art of Leadership for Women

June 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
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The Art of Leadership for Women brings together a unique collection of extraordinary, influential women whose talent, drive and passion have established them as dynamic leaders and change agents. Discover the tools and techniques that can empower women to blaze their own trails in extraordinary ways. Register using promo code WEC33 and save $50 per pass. Save an additional $50 per pass when registering 5 or more people at the same time. Learn more or register

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OPERATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you know all the essential elements for successfully operating a business? Creating a vision or plan for your operations will provide a framework for success. In this seminar we will explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly why. Learning Objectives: Learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations How to set goals and targets within your team Understanding an operations cycle Implementing activity based budgeting Understanding the value…

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Webinar | 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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Pique Fund – Video Conference Call

June 28 @ 12:00 pm

Join Pique Ventures on a video conference call to learn more about our inclusive angel fund that has been investing in leadership diversity for over three years. This call is for accredited investors, as well as non-accredited investors based in BC that are part of the Pique community (i.e. friends and business associates). Please register at the LINK below.

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10th Annual BC Indigenous Business Awards nomination deadline

June 29

The BC Achievement Foundation, an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of British Columbia in 2003 to celebrate excellence and achievement in British Columbia, presents the BC Indigenous Business Awards. All Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs in BC are eligible. These awards honour business acumen in four distinct categories. An independent jury of Indigenous business experts reviews the nominations and selects the awardees in accordance with the award criteria. For further information about these awards, see LINK.

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July 2018

Business Loan Information Session

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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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Starting a Business Information Session

July 5 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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Connecting Curious Minds – Entrepreneurial Expo & Conference

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 3K4 Canada
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If you're looking for inspiration, a shift in mindset, and valuable business education - this is the right event for you. Whether you’re a student, entrepreneur, or an aspiring entrepreneur- we invite you to come connect with other like-minded individuals. There will be exhibitions, mini workshops, and both inspiring and educational presentations. Connecting Curious Minds is here to inspire, shift, and educate. All Access Pass - First 100 FREE - Ends 04/31

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#WomenRAISE Community Showcase

July 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 1200 Waterfront Centre
Vancouver, 200 Burrard St V7X 1T2 Canada
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Join the RAISE Collective to celebrate the stories of #womenRAISE as well as our 100-day #WomenRAISE challenge to unlock $1 million in capital for seven female-led companies to increase diversity in business, innovation and investment. Meet and connect with female founders who are actively raising capital, including alumni from our three month collaborative capital raising WeRAISE program: Nano-Lit Technologies, Vivo, PROtect, Quupe, AMY Lifestyles, Flax Sleep, and PARC Swimwear. What to Expect Announcement of final results from 100 day #WomenRAISE campaign A Q&A panel with female founders, sharing…

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2018 WISE 50 Over 50 Awards Nomination deadline

July 13

The 50 over 50 Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of people who are harnessing the power of experience to make an idea or a long-held dream a reality. Canadians over 50 are the fastest growing segment of the business start-up population, yet, they are still the most underserved and under supported group of entrepreneurs. In order for change to happen, we need to continue to draw attention to the accomplishments of people who are harnessing the power of experience…

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Business Loan Information Session

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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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Starting a Business Information Session

July 19 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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Mentor Advisory Forum: Hiring The Right People for Your Business

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

July 25, 2018 | 10 am to 11 am | Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC Hiring new talent is a big part of being a business leader – and doing it right is critical to your business growth and success. In this free Mentor Advisory Forum you’ll learn tips and techniques to help you find, attract and retain a winning team so you can free yourself up to work on the business and not in it. Join facilitator…

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#DrivingWinTech Community Conversation: Kamloops

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Women in Tech World has embarked on a journey to build a community-driven Gender Equity Roadmap for Canadian tech communities. DrivinWinTech is a community-based research initiative that has allowed us to build Canada's largest qualitative data-set on women in tech to date. The Kamloops Community Conversation will be our 33rd stop on the tour! This event provides a unique opportunity to connect with women and men in your tech community and share your ideas for how to create more inclusive and…

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Get Started with Email Marketing

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Looking to reach your target audience via their email inbox? Interested in generating business through email newsletters? Find out what you need to start an effective email marketing campaign and leave with an action plan to get your email strategy up and running. This seminar will help you: Integrate email into your overall marketing strategy Choose the email marketing platform that best fits your business Understand the components of a successful email campaign Determine the success of your campaigns and…

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Business Loan Information Session

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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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August 2018

Starting a Business Information Session

August 2 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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Retail Success: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

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

Congratulations! You’ve developed your product, it’s ready for consumers, and now it’s time to get it into stores. But where do you start? With over 40 years retail and supply chain experience, let Gerry Spitzner help you plan your sales strategy with potential retailers. This seminar will help you: Discover how to approach to retailers and the cardinal rules when pitching your product Learn what retailers look for in products and their suppliers Understand the common challenges all retailers face,…

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Business Loan Information Session

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 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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Starting a Business Information Session

August 16 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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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Are You Thinking of Exporting?

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you plan to export products to foreign markets but don’t know where to start or what to do? Book this seminar today and prepare your business to be export ready in a strategic and planned way. Learning Objectives: Step-by-step guide to the requirements for exporting goods out of Canada. Evaluate the competitiveness of your business in the global market. Identify the distribution channels available to your business. Understand the use of incoterms and how to access Canadian and Foreign…

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Reach More Customers with Google Adwords

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have a website but are finding it hard to get noticed? Are you considering online advertising but not sure where to start or what will generate conversions? Google Adwords is a measureable, targeted and scalable advertising systerm that, if used correctly, can quickly attract potential customers to your website. This seminar will help you: Understand how Google Adwords works to attract your potential customers Learn how to set up a Google Adwords account Discover how to build campaigns…

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Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to attract customers and make sales through Instagram without spending money on ads? With over 500 million active users, Instagram offers a powerful tool for small businesses. If you’re a business-to-consumer enterprise and your ideal customer is under the age of 45, Instagram could provide an effective channel to reach your target market. Join us to learn simple, effective strategies and tactics you can apply without wasting time or money. This seminar will help you: Identify…

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