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October 2020

Selling Online 101

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Thinking about selling your products online? This class helps you plan your approach to selling your products online including packaging, shipping methods, payment methods, customer support, regulations, and legalities. Learn about sites and services available for selling your products including marketplaces (e.g. Amazon), or online craft fairs (e.g. Etsy) or social networks (e.g. Facebook) as well as your own online storefront. Learn about several trusted online services and tools including: PayPal integration, WordPress for Artisans, Wufoo forms, Etsy, Wix, Volution,…

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November 2020

Writing Your “About You” Page

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

Despite our experience as web surfers, creating our own business content can be tricky. One of the most visited page for new clients is your 'About' story. But, these pages often don’t keep clients interested. Interestingly, our ‘About’ page is not really about us. Learn how to create a page that connects and entertains. In this workshop you’ll find out how to create an interesting story your clients will like, link to and learn from. We’ll cover writing tips for…

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Time Management for Busy Entrepreneurs

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

Feeling overwhelmed and like there’s not enough time to do it all? Finding yourself easily distracted from your to-do list? Join us in this full day workshop that will help you create more hours each week to reach your business goals AND live the life that you work so hard for. What to expect: Have more awareness around how you’re wasting time and how to change your habits and mindset. Time management techniques to increase your focus and stay productive.…

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Search Engine Optimization & Google Analytics

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Search rankings are extremely important. Ninety-one per cent of clicks from a Google search go to the results on the first search page. If your customers are searching for you online, then you need to think about search engine optimization (SEO) for your business. This class explains the best practices of SEO today and provides tools that simplify the process, including Google Analytics. Registration Deadline: Nov 2 Learn More or Register

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Make Every Word Count

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Canada

We all receive and many of us give out too much information. So, how do we streamline our writing? This workshop guides you to more concise, clear, coherent communication, that connects with your audience. You will gain audience targeting, content editing and basic editing knowledge. If you write emails, web content, documents and marketing materials, this is for you. Kate Harrison Whiteside, Key Advice and PlainLanguageAcademy.com specializes in plain language, communicating clearly with clients. She has thirty years of experience…

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Instagram for Business – Beginner

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Learn to use the mobile app ‘Instagram’ to reach potential customers and/or promote a virtual store. Instagram is a visual digital organizer that will help you to present images of your business in a professional manner; it also complements other Social Media. This workshop will review the features and help you understand how best to use them to market your business, your products/services and yourself. You’ll also learn how to set up your account and find new followers. Bring images,…

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Build Your Website with Weebly.com

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

A website is a great way to showcase your business. If you’re someone who likes to do-it-yourself or you’re on a budget, then this class is a great way to learn how to build your website. Weebly is a free website builder that allows anybody to build their own websites quickly and with ease. This site is founded on the belief that anyone should have the tools to take their business from idea to launch to growth. Bring photos, write-ups…

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Building Inclusive Communities

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Join instructor Carolyn Amantea for this free virtual workshop to learn about: Fostering inclusion and acceptance in your community. Identifying and addressing cultural misunderstandings and language barriers, and Understanding your own cultural misconceptions and biases. Registration deadline: November 13 Learn More or Register

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Bookkeeping Basics

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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Building Your Website with WordPress

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

In this two-day workshop (Nov 23 & 24) learn to create, build, and manage your own website using the world’s leading open-source web publishing platform, WordPress.com. Bring your text, images, and imagination to build a fully functioning website (with free hosting). Workshop includes lecture and demonstration, but mostly focuses on participants building their own website. There is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction. Learn More or Register

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Photography for Small Business

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

This one-day workshop focuses on how to use your phone's camera to showcase your product or service online on Instagram, Pinterest, and Etsy... while staying within your budget. Learn basic photography techniques, such as lighting, use of space, angles, and props that will make your product or service shine. Once you have the photos, then learn how to edit them quickly and efficiently with some great, easy-to-use apps and presets. Registration Deadline: Nov 20 Learn More or Register

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Send Me Something: The Art of Being Prepared

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

As an entrepreneur, you may be asked to submit something or send more information to a potential client. When you hear the words “send me something” this means they’re interested in your business. Providing a quality response in a timely manner will affect how your business is perceived. Don’t be caught off-guard. Learn how to confidently “send something” that works. Learn More or Register

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Building a Website with Squarespace

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Build a website in a day using the popular low-cost squarespace.com platform. Customize their templates to fit your business and personality. Connected Services are built into your Squarespace website so you can easily connect to leading payment, shipping, social media, and marketing tools. Registration deadline: Nov 25 Learn More or Register

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December 2020

Instagram: Amp Up Your Game – Intermediate/Advanced

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

For those who are already familiar with Instagram and would like to know more about proper hashtags, planning posts, composing better pictures. The goal is to improve your workflow, engage with and attract more followers, and help build a profile to represent your business and brand. We will be using your existing pictures and some Instagram available apps too. Registration Deadline: Nov 26 Learn More or Register

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Facebook for Business – Beginner

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

In this class, learn what Facebook's all about and how small businesses are using it to gain a bigger audience for very little cost. In the second half, set up your Facebook business page and start using it! We will also set up your LinkedIn profile. Registration deadline: Dec 3 Learn More or Register

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Fostering a Culturally Safe Workplace

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

Join Community Futures for this free online workshop from Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy that covers: How to create a workplace culture of inclusion and acceptance. Identifying and addressing cultural misunderstandings and language barriers that you may have between staff members. Understanding our own cultural misconceptions and biases. Registration deadline is December 2. Learn More or Register

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DIY Video for Social Media

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

This workshop focuses on making a short video (30-60 seconds) using an iPhone or a DSLR camera. We will look at simple tools to make the most of natural lights, how to maximize your location, quick easy edits, and finally integrating it into social media sites, YouTube, and your website. Registration deadline: Dec 3 Learn More or Register

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Writing Email Newsletters that Connect

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

No matter your business, you know you need to be sending out regular emails to your clients and customers to keep them informed, engaged with your offerings and connected to what makes your business unique. But what to write? In this workshop we will write up an effective welcoming sequence that begins the relationship building process in a way that speaks your values as a business. We’ll also move on to creating an email newsletter schedule, and ideas on what…

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Facebook: Engage Your Audience – Advanced

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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: Dec 10 Learn More or Register

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