Customer Loyalty Programs

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A customer loyalty program is just one way of re-engaging your customer and building repeat sales. Join Jocelyn Brunner, owner of Summit Footwear in Invermere to learn from her experience and see if a customer loyalty program is right for your business. Learn More or Register

2021 SMEs Economic Outlook

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As we shift from crisis to recovery with the accelerated rollout of vaccines, SMEs must strategically consider the impact COVID-19 has had on various aspects of their business to explore and plan for opportunities to ensure they succeed and thrive. Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC for an overview of […]

Steps to Incorporate Your Business

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As a small business owner, the realities of your legal and tax situation will change as your company grows. Incorporating offers a business structure with many advantages you might not have considered. Join Dana Gordon, Benchmark Law Corporation, and learn about the benefits of incorporating, how to incorporate your business and legal tips to help […]

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Integrated e-Commerce Essentials – Vancouver Island

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Integrated e-Commerce Essentials (ICE)! BREAK into new global markets online 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 online. World Trade Centre Vancouver is pleased to present Integrated e-Commerce […]

Business Networking Skills for Success

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COVID-19 and the need to maintain physical distancing has dramatically impacted on our ability to network and make new contacts. Don’t despair, there are still plenty of ways to make the connections you need for your business to succeed. Now is the perfect time to assess your network and increase your connections so your business […]

How to Manage Debt and Deal with Creditors

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Small businesses have several restructuring options available to them to stave off closure. However, in order to make the right decisions, you need to understand concepts and terms such as incorporation, personal guarantees, secured vs unsecured creditors, deemed trusts, forbearance, insolvency, receivership and bankruptcy. Join Jonathan McNair CPA, and discover what a formal restructuring of […]

Trade Accelerator Program – Greater Vancouver Cohort

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Greater Vancouver Cohort of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods […]

Guide on the Side – Talented Teaching

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You know your stuff. Now you want to teach it. Knowing something and teaching it requires different skills. In this Zoom era, why and how you teach are as important as what you teach. This workshop will help you design, deliver, and facilitate effective learning. Your in-person or online workshops, webinars or one-on-ones will be […]

Violence Prevention in the Workplace

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The COVID-19 pandemic has driven change and fueled stress in almost every corner of society. More than ever, employers need to be vigilant against violence in the workplace, while ensuring they provide a work site that’s safe for everyone. This begins with an assessment of the risk of violence, before determining the control measures that […]

The New Art of Selling

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2020 has been a year of change. Human interactions have rapidly shifted to socially distant, online environments and many businesses have had to pivot the new COVID economy. One of the biggest changes companies have had to adjust to is how to achieve sales in this quickly changing world. Join us for this fast-paced and […]

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WBENC 2021

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This year, WBENC is focused on the future — specifically, ensuring a successful and sustainable future for their network. They are on a mission to help our constituents not only survive these uncertain times, but also grow and thrive. Join WBENC this June for an innovative virtual event series laser-focused on supporting our network of […]

Creating Engaging Video Content Using Your Phone

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If marketing has taught us anything in recent years it’s that customers love video content. Many business owners think it’s expensive and time-consuming to create this content but this is no longer the case. Thanks to the humble smartphone, professional-looking videos can be made quickly and easily. In the era of physical distancing, now is […]

Capital Raising for Small Businesses in B.C.

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Companies of every size frequently need access to capital. This presentation will give you an overview of how securities rules apply to businesses looking to raise capital in a variety of ways, including raising money through start-up crowdfunding. The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) is the government agency responsible for regulating the Securities Act, including how […]

How to Schedule Facebook & Instagram Posts

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Do you have a Facebook page but don't have time to maintain it? Let your customers know you are open by scheduling even just one post a week. Theresa will show what to post and how to do it so you are ready for the summer. Learn More or Register

COVID-19 Vaccines & The Workplace: Your Questions Answered

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Vaccine rollout has continued to accelerate across Canada, and with it comes growing optimism about a return to a semblance of normalcy. Nowhere is the excitement greater than in the tourism and hospitality industry. However, employers are asking how this new weapon in the fight against COVID-19 might impact their workplaces, including whether employers can […]

How to Launch Your Product in Today’s World

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COVID-19 has spurred many changes affecting retail in BC, from disruptions to the supply chain to online shopping becoming more prevalent. At the same time though, initiatives like Shop Local and the transition of brick and mortar businesses to e-commerce are taking place. Now may be the best time for you to connect with retailers, […]

Fusion Marketing for a Digital World

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Fusion Methodology: like-minded people working together for mutual benefit. Digital marketing is booming and it’s important to maximize your organic growth through fusion methodology. Instructor, Chris Holland reviews fusion methods, organic growth, and digital marketing opportunities, and how they can help your business become accessible to the ideal demographic. Once you effectively apply these tools, […]

Business Model Canvas

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Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to test out your idea, or an established business looking for new opportunities, the BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS is a brainstorming tool that provides a new way to look at your business. Learn More or Register

Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge Pitch Night

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Welcome to the Finale of Spring Activator's 2021 Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge, a program that empowers emerging impact investors and purpose-driven ventures to make and seek impactful investments in order to change the world through innovation. With the Impact Investor Challenge, we seek to drive innovation in the direction of impact that will help […]

Agriculture Marketing: How to Sell Without Leaving the Farm

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How do you sell your farm products online? How do you tell compelling stories and build your farm identity? How can you capitalize on the increased demand for local food? In this workshop, Agriculture Business Advisor, Nyree Marsh walks you through the basic ingredients for marketing and selling online. This workshop covers: Brand identity; How […]

Succession Planning: How to Sell Your Business

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Thinking about selling your business? Then it's time to make your succession plan. A good succession plan ensures a smooth transition for you, your employees, your business, and your community. In this workshop, we'll cover: Preparing your business for sale; Common business valuation techniques; Marketing your business; Finding potential buyers; and, Legal & financial requirements. […]

Bookkeeping Basics

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Using a bookkeeping journal method, learn how to set-up your own books. Bookkeeping basics include the principles of double entry, how to keep your records organized, and more. Choose between paper journal system or Excel template that automatically totals your journals and produces financial statements. Learn More or Register

How to Adapt to a Cashless Society

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A lot has changed in the past year. One of the biggest changes businesses have seen is the rapid decline in the use of cash. As more business are forced to pivot – whether it’s to online, delivery or curbside – cashless payments have become the norm. As consumer behaviours are changing, credit card companies […]

2021 National Impact Investor Challenge Finale

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Tune in to the Finale of Spring Activator's 2021 National Impact Investor Challenge, a program that empowers emerging impact investors and purpose-driven ventures to make and seek impactful investments in order to change the world through innovation. Interest in impact investing is on the rise, and through growing this movement and catalyzing impact capital, we […]

Indigenous Peoples Day: A Celebration of Small Businesses

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In advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2021, let’s celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations in BC, with a special focus on entrepreneurs and small businesses! This webinar will cover how Indigenous businesses reflect Indigenous worldviews, cultural values, and ways of life. We will play, explore, and […]

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WBENC 2021

Webinar

This year, WBENC is focused on the future — specifically, ensuring a successful and sustainable future for their network. They are on a mission to help our constituents not only survive these uncertain times, but also grow and thrive. Join WBENC this June for an innovative virtual event series laser-focused on supporting our network of […]

Pricing Strategies: Pricing and Costing Your Product

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Whatever business you are in, your pricing strategy is one of the most important decisions you will face. Setting a price that is too high, or too low, will – at best – stifle your business’ growth prospects. At worst, it could seriously damage your sales and cash flow. Mixing a marketing and financial focus, […]

Facebook: Engage Your Audience (Advanced)

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If you already have your own business Facebook page, then now’s the time to uncover opportunities for networking with a variety of people. Learn how to be prepared, work with newsfeed formulas, enhance your presence, place ads, and boost posts. Registration deadline: June 18 Learn More or Register

Expand Your Market with Export Navigator

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Are you ready to grow your business and expand your market? Greater Westside Board of Trade welcomes Export Navigator’s Amber Piché, who will talk about how exporting can grow your business, attract new customers and increase sales. Whether your business is just starting out or fully established, Export Navigator can assist with expert guidance on […]

Future of the Canada-U.S. Border

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Join us along with AmCham Canada for a dialogue with the Canadian Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a conversation with business executives on the post-pandemic future of the border as it relates to trusted trader and trusted traveller programs. The government-industry dialogue will: Enable businesses to hear from governments on […]

Business Planning for Developing Businesses

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Starting a business is tough. Growing a business sustainably can be even tougher. That’s why business strategy is so important for sustained growth. Build your growth plan and transition successfully to the next stage of business by attending this fascinating seminar hosted by Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations. You’ll learn how building the right strategy […]

Women in Business Summit: Empowering an Inclusive Recovery

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Join the Canadian Chamber of Commerce for a day of panel discussions, candid session and spotlights that will harness the creativity of influencers, entrepreneurs, and business and community leaders in sharing and exploring the issues and opportunities that will both keep women in the workforce and further their advancement. From stories of resilience to conversations […]

How Much is Your Business Worth?

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As small business owners approach retirement, or adjust to the realities of COVID-19, many are contemplating selling their businesses. As Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay: Value is what you get.” In this seminar you’ll learn how businesses are valued, how buyers think, and practical tips for maximizing value. Join Liisa Atva, […]

Get Started with Email Marketing

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Email Marketing makes money. In fact, a recent study showed that for every $1 you spend on email marketing, you can expect an average return of $38. Find out what you need to start an effective email marketing campaign and reach your target audience via their email inbox. WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to integrate […]

Healthy and Safe Workplaces: Set Up Your Business for Success

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Whether you’re starting or growing your business, productivity and success are fundamentally tied to your team’s wellbeing and comfort. Do you understand the workplace from the perspective of your workers? How do you design health and safety into your workplace so your staff have the best chance at success? This webinar will help you understand […]

The Path to Truth and Reconciliation

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In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength and perseverance of Indigenous communities. Join us for a conversation with Chief Terry Teegee, Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, as he […]

The Path to Truth and Reconciliation

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In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength and perseverance of Indigenous communities. Join us for a conversation with Chief Terry Teegee, Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, as he […]

Building a Successful Website

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Learn the basics of what the typical and professional web development process looks like, and how it compares to a DIY approach to web development. We will discuss how success can be achieved using either approach and the steps required to bring your vision to life. This webinar is led by the owner of a […]

Market Research: Find Business Data and Insights

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As an entrepreneur, it’s vital to conduct market research before making important decisions. Analyzing available data allows you to understand your target market, conduct a competitor analysis, view market trends and enhance your business operations. Join Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, Mark Eversfield, as he explains how secondary market research can help you make […]

Rebuilding Tourism in the Region

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The economic rebound of British Columbia hinges on the recovery of critical economic sectors such as tourism. As travel restrictions begin to lift and vaccination numbers continue to increase, the global demand for B.C.’s tourism increases as well. While British Columbia is eagerly ready to showcase what it has to offer to both locals and […]

The New Art of Selling

Webinar

2020 was a year of change. Human interactions have rapidly shifted to socially distant, online environments and many businesses have had to pivot the new COVID economy. One of the biggest changes companies have had to adjust to is how to achieve sales in this quickly changing world. Join us for this fast-paced and interactive […]

Recurring

WBENC 2021

Webinar

This year, WBENC is focused on the future — specifically, ensuring a successful and sustainable future for their network. They are on a mission to help our constituents not only survive these uncertain times, but also grow and thrive. Join WBENC this June for an innovative virtual event series laser-focused on supporting our network of […]

Online Lead Generation for Small Business

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In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for small business owners to learn cost-effective ways to increase their sales leads and reach new customers. Thankfully, Digital Marketing has levelled the playing field for small businesses online. With the right tactics, businesses of all sizes can compete effectively online, reaching customers in several […]

Growing British Columbia’s Agri-Tech Sector

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The global health pandemic has emphasized the importance of the agri-food sector. Access to quality local production has become increasingly important to limit our exposure to disruptions in continental supply chains. Learning to become more locally independent in this sector will reduce our reliance on outside jurisdictions while also contributing to the recovery plan of […]

How to Bring Clarity and Coherence to Your Team

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Somewhere along the path of launching and running your business is a stage where you take a step back to set a coherent, clear, and consistent path to bring into alignment what you think, how you lead, and how your team works. Learn how to develop an effective team perfectly aligned with your company’s vision […]

Getting to Net Zero: Opportunities for SME Business Sector Leadership

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This webinar is presented by Climate Smart Training Facilitator, Maureen Cureton, and will focus on how the SME sector is finding profitable ways to prepare for and participate in the low-carbon economy. Given that SMEs small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) represent 92% of Canadian businesses, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce recognizes the significant business, economic and […]

Social Media Content & Marketing Strategy

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Learn how to efficiently market your products and services on social media! Are you a marketing coordinator, manager, small business owner, entrepreneur or thought leader that needs fresh content ideas and an efficient system to promote your products and services on social media. Join us for a two-hour workshop facilitated by Catherine Aird, and learn […]

Keys to Creating a Successful Learning Experience to Engage Your Participants

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In our rapidly changing world, lifelong learning has become essential in the workplace and in business. Whether you’re leading training for employees or hosting workshops for adult learners, a successful learning experience will engage the participants and increase retention. Whatever your reason is to design an effective learning experience, and whether it’s in person or […]

EYE Global Project Launch

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Join the “EYE Global Project Launch” online seminar on June 30th, 2021, at 12pm PST and learn more about the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Global Program! The EYE Global is a program financed by the European Union and coordinated in British Columbia by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West & the EU Chamber of […]

Long Road to Recovery: COVID’s Impacts on the Events Sector

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As more Canadians receive their first and second vaccine doses and the economy slowly reopens, issues and challenges will continue to persist in the hardest hit sectors. The events sector is expected to be one of the last sectors to reopen and recover, and the ongoing impacts are being felt not only in the events […]

Building a Global Brand: Set Your Indigenous Business Apart

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The world’s most successful brands hail from all corners of the globe. But their global marketing strategies are so effective that they’re even more familiar to us than the local businesses we see every day. That's the power of branding. By combining consistent brand attributes with the ability to adapt to the needs of specific […]

Indigenous Business Award Nomination Deadline

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Serving as a catalyst for change and opportunity, the Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program aims to cultivate innovation while leveraging mutual interests. Creating an authentic space where collaborative and strategic partnerships can thrive together, awardee recognition gives voice to Indigenous entrepreneurship while modelling success. COVID-19 continues to change the economic landscape and Indigenous businesses throughout […]

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