Google Strategies for Your Local Business

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How Google My Business is Your New Front Door COURSE DESCRIPTION This pandemic is forcing small businesses to pivot and go online. Your Google My Business profile could be that quick win to reach customers and convey what’s unique about your business. It’s more important than ever to effectively utilize this channel to keep new […]

Decolonizing, Indigenizing and Reconciling Entrepreneurship

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The Basics of Decolonizing Your Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Wondering what it means to decolonize entrepreneurship & success? Ready to shift out of colonial defaults and into critical consciousness? Want to apply a decolonial lens to your business, your HR, your bottom line? Join Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee of the Squamish Nation, founder of Decolonizing Practices and […]

Trailblazers: Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey at times, especially in recent months, as we face unprecedented change. Join our panelists to hear about the highs and lows of business ownership—and how they manage through it all. Be part of the dialogue that aims to break down the barriers and stigma around mental health. Learn More […]

Sales Strategies for Small Business

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How to Increase Sales COURSE DESCRIPTION How important are sales strategies for small business? Well, finding new customers to buy your product or service is central to the sales process. If you do, your business will grow, and you’ll reap the rewards. So, how do you find them? Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and […]

CANIE Digital Awards Grand Finale 2020

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CANIE Digital Awards Grand Finale - Let's celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Canadian disruptors of the entrepreneurial landscape at the CANIE Grand Finale Awards Gala, a digital red carpet event for everyone to virtually attend and be inspired by the Awards recipients' journeys. In partnership with Sovereign Insurance, UPS Canada, and the Trade Commissioner […]

Staying Resilient During COVID-19

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Mental Health and Resiliency for Small Businesses COURSE DESCRIPTION When faced with broad-based uncertainty, it is natural to feel stress and anxiety. However too much stress can negatively impact our mental and physical health. This session will help you cope by starting with self-care for leaders: it begins with you. What are some things you […]

Canadian Export Challenge Grand Finale

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is proud to be a Promotional Partner of the Canadian Export Challenge! From September 14th - 21st, Startup Canada, in collaboration with UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service, rallied over 2,900 Canadian entrepreneurs to join the Global Entrepreneur Cohort to become export-ready and to graduate from their global accelerator, […]

Taxsense During COVID-19

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How Accessing Canadian Emergency Benefits Can Impact Your Taxes COURSE DESCRIPTION In this difficult climate, every dollar counts, and employers like yourself are looking to help their business and staff as much as possible. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn from tax accountants on tax opportunities as well as tax […]

Forging the way forward: How entrepreneurs are adapting to the pandemic

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Attend this one-hour event hosted by Michael Denham, BDC President and CEO, as he recognizes Canadian entrepreneurs for their resilience and shares actual case studies of business owners who have turned things around amidst one of the worst economic crises in history. Learn More or Register

Creating Engaging Video Content Using Your Phone

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How to Reach Customers with Simple Videos From Your Phone COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 […]

Get to Know the New CanadaBuys Suite of Online e-Procurement Services

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In October, Public Services and Procurement Canada will be hosting a webinar to inform you on how we are changing the way we do business. They are launching an exciting new suite of e-procurement services that will make it easier for suppliers across the country to bid, view opportunities, and connect with us online. In […]

Free Trade Agreements

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Through this session, you will be able to help female entrepreneurs successfully enter the EU, Asia-Pacific and NA markets. As part of the WEOC 2020 Learning Sessions series, WEOC is partnering with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and Export Development Canada (EDC) to present a webinar focused on key […]

Branding 101: Business Card & Logo Design

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Characteristics of a good logo are simple, memorable, versatile and relevant. Now that you have a product or service and a business name, you are ready to communicate with your customers through your branding. We will explore some logo design fundamentals and creations techniques. You will be using the ‘Canva’ design program. Registration deadline: Oct […]

Agriculture Marketing Workshop

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How do you tell a compelling story and build your farm identity online? What do you need to do to sell online? How can you capitalize on the increased demand for local food? Ensuring your farm business has an effective online presence is more important than ever. Agriculture Specialist, Nyree Marsh, will walk participants through […]

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Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop

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Succeeding in the New Normal for Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Businesses across Canada are coming to terms with a vastly changed landscape. In many aspects, the old way of doing things has been discarded, and the transition to the “new normal” is filled with many challenges. The key to succeeding in these times is to be […]

Facebook for Business – Beginner

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It’s time to get your business on Facebook and learn how social media can help you market your business in an affordable way. In this class, learn how to set-up your Facebook business page, create posts, and connect with your customers. Registration deadline: Oct 5 Learn More or Register

Growing Global: Unlocking Women Entrepreneurs Export Potential for Economic Recovery

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Exports are an important driver of economic growth and innovation, now more than ever before. As we focus on economic recovery post COVID-19, access to international markets opens doors to networks of peers, new markets and diversified consumer bases, development of new products and services ideas, and access to diversity and talent on a global […]

Sales Strategies for Small Business

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How to Increase Sales COURSE DESCRIPTION How important are sales strategies for small business? Well, finding new customers to buy your product or service is central to the sales process. If you do, your business will grow, and you’ll reap the rewards. So, how do you find them? Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and […]

Integrated e-Commerce Essentials (ICE)

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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 […]

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Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop

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Succeeding in the New Normal for Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Businesses across Canada are coming to terms with a vastly changed landscape. In many aspects, the old way of doing things has been discarded, and the transition to the “new normal” is filled with many challenges. The key to succeeding in these times is to be […]

Economic Recovery Series: Helping business survive

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Keynote speaker and panelists will discuss the short- and long-term measures, programs and priorities that will help business survive today and transform our region for the future. Learn More or Register

Reach Your Target Audience with Effective and Affordable Digital Marketing

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Building resilience into your business SFU VentureLabs rolled out a 2020 pilot program “Marketing as a Service” where we partnered senior marketing mentors with students to offer marketing services to several VentureLabs companies. Learn how ThisFish worked with this team to meet a critical marketing need – a new newsletter, with minimal company investment, drawing […]

Intellectual Property Foundations

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Build your foundational knowledge of intellectual property and find out why it matters to women entrepreneurs. Get access to topic experts who can advise on specific concerns related to your work with women entrepreneurs. Learn More or Register

Financing Ecosystem Update

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Interested in raising capital? Join SFU Venture Labs to hear about the funds and groups that are active investors in BC. Learn More or Register

Food & Beverage Market Activation Program

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The World Trade Centre Vancouver (WTC-V) continues its mission to support the success and growth of Canadian SMEs, both at home and through access to international markets and networks. In partnership with the World Trade Centre Toronto, WTC-V is organizing a bilateral trade mission for Canadian companies to promote interprovincial trade, minimize trade barriers and […]

Building Your Website and Online Store with Shopify.com

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Two day workshop, Sept 29 & 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day In this hands-on, two-day workshop you will learn to create, build and manage your own online store using one of the leading Software as Service platforms: Shopify. Bring your product description and photos, other text (e.g. shipping details, logos, images) and […]

Tech Sector Drives Economic Recovery

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Vancouver's rich talent base, world-class academic institutions and diverse community have made the city a magnet for technology companies of all sizes. As we prepare to navigate post-COVID-19 economic recovery: What opportunities will technology companies create for the local economy? What is the broader impact of the technology sector's growth? How can technology companies continue […]

Selling During Uncertain Times

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Ready to Reset? During this unprecedented pandemic, it’s important that we remain calm, proactive and most of all, remember that there are things that we can control. This includes adapting your willingness and ability to maximize your sales strategies to help cope with the business impact of COVID-19. Explore a systematic approach to your business […]

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Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop

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Succeeding in the New Normal for Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Businesses across Canada are coming to terms with a vastly changed landscape. In many aspects, the old way of doing things has been discarded, and the transition to the “new normal” is filled with many challenges. The key to succeeding in these times is to be […]

An Exclusive Conversation with McDonald’s Canada: Support for Women in Franchising

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Join an exclusive round table event with RBC in partnership with McDonald’s Canada. Join RBC for an insightful conversation with McDonald’s Canada, most recognized brand globally and a leader in the Fast Food Franchise Industry. Hear directly from Neeru Schippel, Franchise Owner, McDonald’s Canada as she shares her personal journey on why she left her […]

Crisis Communications in the Time of Pandemic

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How a business communicates in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic is key to its future success and sometimes its very survival. As consumer behaviour changes, supply chains become disrupted and employees and employers navigate unchartered territory and potentially uncertain futures, the importance of a well-crafted crisis management plan is becoming ever clearer to Canadian […]

The Journey of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tech Adoption

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An introduction to the principles and applications of AI & Machine Learning (ML) as seen through the lens of SMEs via user-cases across multiple sectors. You may be surprised to learn that fewer than 1 in 10 businesses are ready for AI adoption. Despite all the AI hype, the reality remains that a vast majority […]

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Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop

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Succeeding in the New Normal for Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Businesses across Canada are coming to terms with a vastly changed landscape. In many aspects, the old way of doing things has been discarded, and the transition to the “new normal” is filled with many challenges. The key to succeeding in these times is to be […]

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: Sept 11 Learn More or Register

Steps to Incorporate Your Business

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Key considerations for incorporation COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 […]

TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

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Tax Benefits from Incorporating COURSE DESCRIPTION The act of incorporating your small business creates a legal entity that’s separate from its shareholders or members. In many situations it can lead to lower taxes for the business owner, thanks to a range of tax benefits only available to incorporated businesses. Join a representative from Loren Nancke […]

Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

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Secondary Market Research That Works For You COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 […]

The Girls in Tech Conference

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ABOUT THIS EVENT The Girls in Tech Conference is back! This time it’s virtual, allowing participants from all over the world to gather, find community, sharpen their skills and learn how to thrive in tech. This signature annual event is so much more than a conference. It is an intentional and inclusive space, a space […]

TaxSense for Small Businesses

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Finding Tax Savings for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Whether you are starting or looking to grow your business, the business structure you choose can have a massive impact on your profits and tax situation. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn accounting essentials, responsibilities and dates involved with managing a small […]

The Future (of Work) is Now: Looking Ahead of 2030

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The way work is currently organized needs a fundamental rethink. What transformations do our organizations need to make to see real change? About this Event Join Communitech on September 9 for an insightful discussion with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) at Ryerson University where they will look at what employment might look […]

Pricing Strategies: Pricing and Costing Your Product

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How to Price a Product for Success COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 […]

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

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Building a business can be overwhelming but yet … there's a group of people that wouldn’t change it for anything. About this Event At this event, Hustle Outlet will have a guest speaker share their Entrepreneur's Journey and the emotional roller coaster of starting a company from the ground up. Being an entrepreneur is full […]

Your E-Commerce Gateway to Asia: Logistics Solutions

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There are several considerations to take into account when doing cross-border trade. These sessions will provide insights on how to get your products to your customers’ door. September 2nd (SGT) 06:30 SGT Wednesday / 15:30 PDT Tuesday Welcome remarks | David Wynne, President, CanCham Singapore Cross-border trade: what you need to know | Darren Smith, […]

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property COURSE DESCRIPTION Do you know if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend our Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can […]

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Q&A Session

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With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. Learn More or Register

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Q&A Session

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With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. Learn More or Register

Opportunities for B.C. companies in Canada’s domestic trade agreements and B.C.’s Venture Capital Tax Credit Program

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Are you a B.C. company looking at reducing costs when doing business in Canada's other provinces and territories? Are you a B.C. start-up or small business looking to raise capital? In this practical and interactive virtual info session, on the invitation of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, the B.C. government will cover what's there for […]

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Q&A Session

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With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. Learn More or Register

Pitch Masterclass Intensive: Beyond the Basics

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In this hands-on Intensive, we move beyond the ‘must-haves’ to explore proven tactics to take your pitch from mediocre to memorable. This two-part Masterclass includes both instructional ‘class time’ and an opportunity to workshop and get feedback on your pitch story. We will cover : Our ‘Start With Why’ pitch building methodology. How to design […]

Financing Your Growing Business Virtual Boot Camp

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Moody’s Foundation and WEConnect International are pleased to offer a capacity-building program for a select group of women business owners in Canada. The Virtual Boot Camp will take place over the course of two days on Tuesday, August 25th & Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. Applying to and attending the training program is FREE. This training […]

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Q&A Session

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With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. Learn More or Register

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Q&A Session

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With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. Learn More or Register

Creating Your Business Pitch

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COURSE DESCRIPTION Your business idea might be the Next Big Thing, but you need to get the word out first. Whether you’re telling friends and family, or looking for investment dollars, your start-up pitch will be essential to your success. Join Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC Business Planning Advisor, for this informative session on crafting […]

B.C.’s Venture Capital Tax Credit Program – Helping Small Businesses Raise Investment Capital

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Join a webinar that explains how the Venture Capital Tax Credit program works. You’ll learn about eligibility requirements and how businesses can register, and you’ll hear from Vancouver Island-based Cascadia Seaweed Corp – that has successfully raised over $400,000 under the program, and is planning another round of financing to help expand its operations. Learn […]

Your E-Commerce Gateway to Asia: Why Singapore?

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Singapore consistently ranks in the top globally for ease of doing business and connectivity. Its high GDP per capita and its large and diverse e-commerce ecosystem make it a prime target for e-commerce companies. These sessions will include an overview of the Singapore e-commerce ecosystem with presentations by Amazon and Shopify, two of the largest […]

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Q&A Session

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With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. Learn More or Register

Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

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Negotiation Skills for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Contracts form the backbone of the business world. And, throughout your small business life, you’ll be faced with numerous client and supplier contracts. Understanding the common legal terms you’ll face, as well as the key strategies to employ, will help you in negotiating contracts for your small business. […]

Social Media for Small Business

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Using Social Media for Success COURSE DESCRIPTION While it’s amazing for catching up with old friends, social media can also be a huge driver of traffic and attention to your small business. And, just because you know what social media is, does not mean you necessarily understand how to use social media to grow and […]

The Key to Employee Well-Being During and After the Pandemic

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Covid-19 has seriously shaken things up for Canadians, both in their professional and personal lives. With our new normal, which—for many of us—means teleworking and homeschooling, we're seeing an uptick in health problems that organizations and insurers need to address and adapt to. In this webinar, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be looking at […]

Supporting Rural Women Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19 & Beyond

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Just as images of entrepreneurship are strongly associated with men in technology, the focus on entrepreneurship and innovation is very urban-centric and often ignores rural and semi rural areas. Recent data shows that in certain rural regions across Canada, rates of self-employment among women are higher than in the rest of the province. In this […]

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