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October 2020

Creating Your Business Pitch

October 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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How to Write and Deliver Your Elevator Pitch 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 your business pitch. You’ll begin with practicing a thirty-second pitch and leave with an improved elevator pitch…

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Basic Bookkeeping for Beginners Workshop

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

An introduction to the manual bookkeeping system in a series of 4, 2-hour workshops Learn how to accurately create and manage: General Journal Ledger Entries Accounts Receivable & Payable Financial Statements Dates: Wednesday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020 Learn More or Register

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! 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 has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Fostering a Culturally Safe Workplace

October 14 @ 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 October 14. Learn More or Register

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! 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 has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Google Lens: The Future of Marketing

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Google Lens turns your phone camera into an A.I.-Powered visual search tool. It works with Google Assistant and Google Photos to help people find businesses, recognize images, or transfer text to phone, with just the touch of a screen. This technology makes it easier for people to find specific products and services in an instant. In this workshop, learn about this new marketing technology, how best to be prepared, and how to efficiently incorporate it into your existing business MAP…

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Smart Marketing in a Changing World

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar Canada

Grow Your Small Business In 2020 Without Appearing Tone Deaf COURSE DESCRIPTION In the last few months, our world has changed. Consumer behaviours and priorities have shifted. Has your messaging changed accordingly? It’s time to revisit your approach to marketing and learn how to reframe your offers and promotions in this time of widespread change. Discover how you can market effectively – without appearing tone-deaf as our economy continues to adapt to pandemic pressures. WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! 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 has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Bookkeeping Basics

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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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How to Launch Your Product in Today’s World

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Changing Retail Landscapes and Opportunities COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 as well. Now may be the best time for you to connect with retailers and get your foot in the door, and your products into their stores, both online and…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! 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 has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Buying a Business Workshop

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar Canada

Thinking about Buying a Business? Whether it is to take over from a family member, acquiring to expand existing operations or to enter a new field, buying a business is a big decision. There are many factors to consider such as property, equipment and inventory evaluation as well as reputation, employees and financing. It is important to do your research and business planning to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure that the business you are considering purchasing is the right fit…

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Publicity Made Simple: The Press Release

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

Getting publicity for you and your business is one of the most powerful, yet cost effective promotional tactic you can learn. The rules are simple and straight forward, and conventions must be followed to achieve success, but the pay-off is well worth the effort. There are many ways to increase your publicity, and the more creative you can be, the more response you will most likely get. Today’s social media also provides advantages that make publicity even more effective and…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! 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 has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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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

Marketing for Small Business

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Marketing Strategy for Small Business Marketing for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION You know what your small business has to offer, but how do you get that message across to potential customers? Marketing is the single most effective way to spread the word. Presented by Mary Charleson, Charleson Communications, Marketing for Small Business will help you focus on what your unique value proposition is and how to communicate your message effectively. You’ll learn about the most effective marketing tools, the changing…

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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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Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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. Join Brian Rudy, Synergy Business Lawyers and learn strategic contract negotiation methods and the key terms in contract law to understand. Types of contracts covered…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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 safeguard your business. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Overview of Types of Intellectual Property - when to consider patent, trademark, copyright, or design protection Why geography…

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Marketing and Branding for Indigenous Businesses

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Incorporate First Nations Art in Branding COURSE DESCRIPTION Storytelling has always held a special place in Indigenous culture. At its most basic level, branding is storytelling. It allows a business owner to communicate exactly what their business is, and why a customer should be interested in it. Join us for this informative webinar and learn the foundations of branding and marketing, with a focus on Indigenous businesses. From visuals and colours, to logos and design tools, attendees will…

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December 2020

Business Planning for Developing Businesses

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Business Growth Strategies and Tools COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 will help you avoid the pitfalls of growing too quickly or too slowly, and how your current business…

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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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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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 Chartered Professional Accountants and learn how a registered corporation can help separate you from your business, or partners, while optimizing tax benefits and efficiencies. WHAT…

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