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Jul
25
Wed
Hiring the Right People for Your Business @ Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hiring the Right People for Your Business @ Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC

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 Dawn McCooey, author of the bestselling book Keeping Good Employees on Board: Employee Retention Strategies to Navigate Any Economic Storm for a lively forum about how you can recruit the best employees in this challenging labour market.

You’ll hear some stories from the trenches and gain expert advice that will help guide you on your next recruiting adventure.

Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, MA CMC Business Advisor, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelists

Aug
28
Tue
Women of Whistler Workshop: Financial Management for Small Business @ Whistler Chamber of Commerce
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Women of Whistler Workshop: Financial Management for Small Business @ Whistler Chamber of Commerce | Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

One of the keys to your success as a business owner is your ability to interpret your business’s financial statements – we promise it’s not as scary as it sounds!

Your product or service may be exceptional, but effective management of your cash and finances is essential to your business’s survival. This workshop will help business owners understand basic financial principles that must be applied to business decision-making on a daily basis. By the end of the workshop you will be able to speak more confidently to your accountant and banker about your financial statements.

Key takeaways:

  • The purpose of a cash flow statement, balance sheet & income statement
  • How info on financial statements can help make better business decisions
  • Describe & calculate four key financial ratios
  • Compare and analyze changes year to year

Free Guide Included: Financial Management for Small Business

Covers the functions of, and how to interpret, cash flow management, credit and collections, the cost/profit/volume relationship, and business ratios. An essential tool for every business owner!

Men are welcome to attend any Women of Whistler event or training!

Guest Speaker: Kath Britton, MBA, CPA CMA | Director, Business Development for Women’s Enterprise Centre

Kath has over 15 years of business experience in the banking and non-profit sectors, and she has been working with Women’s Enterprise Centre since 2010. She received her MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2005, and her CMA designation in 2008.

Sep
19
Wed
Sell Your Professional Services to the Government @ Webinar
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sell Your Professional Services to the Government @ Webinar

The Canadian government spends over $16B on goods and services every year, and if you provide professional services, you might be able to get a piece of the pie.

We’ve partnered with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises for an interactive webinar to help you find and bid on opportunities to sell your professional services to the government. They buy over 15,000 types of goods and services, including communications and printing, research, training, consulting, maintenance, construction, engineering and more!

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to register your business in the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS)
  • How the Government purchases services, and uses standing offers and supply arrangements
  • Which procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, such as: ProServices, Learning Services, Translation and Interpretation Services, Temporary Help Services and the SELECT database

Join us on September 19 to get your questions answered from an expert in federal procurement.

Open to women and men

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelist: Tess Menges, Supply Specialist, Pacific Region, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

Sep
26
Wed
Unconscious Bias & Inclusive Leadership Webinar @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unconscious Bias & Inclusive Leadership Webinar @ Webinar

This is the first in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

Here’s the deal – if you have a brain, you have unconscious bias. And that bias can be a stumbling block to being an inclusive leader, because it causes you to make assumptions and jump to conclusions without thinking.

The good news is, you can help your mind make better decisions by being mindful of the symbols, role models and language you choose every day. In this session, you’ll learn how to recognize and overcome your own “unconscious bias” so you can embrace diversity to grow your business.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand what unconscious bias is and how it shows up in your daily life to influence your behaviour
  • Recognize the importance of resisting and overcoming unconscious bias to create an environment that is innovative and productive
  • Learn key behaviours of inclusive leaders and commit to your own action plan for change

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger | Skills Development Officer and Entrepreneur in Residence, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
3
Wed
Financial Management Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Financial Management Webinar @ Webinar

This is the second in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

One of the keys to business success is an ability to interpret financial statements. In fact, a primary cause of business failure is poor financial management, including the misinterpretation of financial statements and inappropriate action taken as a result.

This workshop will help business owners understand basic financial principles that must be applied to business decision-making on a daily basis. Workshop material covers the functions of, and how to interpret, cash flow management, credit and collections, the cost/profit/volume relationship, and business ratios. By the end of the workshop, entrepreneurs will be able to speak more confidently to their accountant and banker about their financial statements.

Facilitator: Cheryl Farmer | Business Advisor | MCEd, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
10
Wed
Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Webinar @ Webinar

This is the third in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

Negotiation is one of the most valuable skills you can develop, because you use it in every aspect of your life. While some of us are natural born negotiators, most of us would like to feel more confident going in to important negotiation meetings.

When you re-frame negotiation as an opportunity for all sides to prosper, everyone wins! In this session, you’ll acquire the skills to negotiate effectively, preserve your integrity and learn how to be yourself to get what you really want.

This session will help you:

  • Recognize the importance of negotiating for women entrepreneurs
  • Avoid common negotiation mistakes that limit your business and financial rewards
  • Identify three opportunities where stronger negotiation will benefit you and your business

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger | Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
17
Wed
Focused Marketing Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Focused Marketing Webinar @ Webinar

This is the fourth in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

When a business owner is asked about their marketing strategy, too many think about direct mail campaigns, newspaper ads or word of mouth. All those things are a part of marketing, but they are not strategy. They are tactics. Tactics are only as effective as the strategy behind them—the WHY of marketing. This practical workshop guides the business owner through the process of building a sound marketing strategy for their business to reveal the tactics that make the most sense for their motivation, market and money.

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger | Business Advisor MA CMC, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
24
Wed
Moving up! Business Growth Strategies Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moving up! Business Growth Strategies Webinar @ Webinar

This is the fifth in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

This energizing workshop will help entrepreneurs move their business to the next level with insights and advice about strategy, marketing, and the latest small business trend: strategic alliances. By the end of the session, participants will understand the what, why and how of creating strategic alliances and developing a strategic edge. This workshop covers:

  • Strategic alliances: Exploring new ways to partner up to expand the marketing and/or operational capacity in the business.
  • Strategic edge: When having the best “customer service” isn’t enough, how does a business become the supplier of choice for its customers?

Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, Business Advisor MA CMC, Women’s Enterprise Centre