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Mar
27
Wed
All Systems Grow: Building Your Team @ Free Teleconference
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All Systems Grow: Building Your Team @ Free Teleconference

This is the second in a two-part teleconference series on hiring for your business.

So, you’ve added a new member to your team. Now what?

Many business owners have some initial systems in place, but they need some guidance on where to further develop their systems in order to grow.

Join us on March 27 to zero in on the areas where you can bulk up your processes and procedures and set yourself up for growth.

This session is ideal if you are ready to hire an employee or virtual assistant, or recently added a new member to the team.

In this teleconference, we’ll discuss how you can:

  • Determine what you need in place to service 2-5 more customers
  • Leverage your systems, automation, processes and people
  • Define the role of your virtual assistant or employee

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

Panelists:

  • Sandra Graham
  • Danison Buan
Mar
28
Thu
Mentoring Relationships: Where to Find Them, How to Mind Them @ Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mentoring Relationships: Where to Find Them, How to Mind Them @ Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Experienced professionals are keen to help younger women, but aren’t sure what’s needed or how they might help. Newer professionals are hanging out for guidance from their female elders, but aren’t sure where to find it — and when they do find themselves in a formal program or with a willing guide, they aren’t sure what to do or expect. Some mentoring pairs click right away, but most find it a bit awkward at first. After all, we are all human, and these are relationships.

Join Andrea Rayment for a candid discussion about what you can do to find the mentoring partner you need, how to navigate the early days, and how to keep things on track. This practical session will focus on tips and stories rather than easy formulas—as Brené Brown would say, get ready to rumble!

About our speaker, Andrea Rayment:

Andrea Rayment is a Certified Executive Coach and the in-house Director of Professional Development for the lawyers and law students at Clark Wilson LLP. She studied law in an earlier century and practiced labour and employment law at corporate firms in Canada and Australia for eight years. In 2002, she began serving clients in a new way:  first as a professional development leader in a global law firm, and then as an independent career consultant and coach in Australia and Canada. She joined Clark Wilson LLP in 2018.

‘Strategy Rules’ with Harvard Business School Prof. David Yoffie @ Bench Accounting
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Harvard Club of BC is thrilled to host a must-attend event for entrepreneurs and business leaders!

We are hosting Harvard Business School Professor David Yoffie in Vancouver for a talk entitled ‘Strategy Rules’ on March 28, 2019.

Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs launched three companies that would define the world of high technology, create more than a trillion dollars in value, and transform our lives. How did they realize these incredible achievements? ‘Strategy Rules’ examines these three individuals collectively for the first time – their successes and failures, commonalities and differences – revealing the business strategies and practices they pioneered while building their firms.

Professor David Yoffie has studied these three leaders and their companies for nearly thirty years, while teaching business strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.

 

Apr
5
Fri
Need to Know: Financial Understanding @ Hervana Coworking Collective
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Need to Know: Financial Understanding @ Hervana Coworking Collective

Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, you can (and should) understand the financial side of your business.

Kath Britton, Women’s Enterprise Centre Business Advisor and CPA, will guide you through practical exercises to help you understand the different types of financial statements and how they reflect the health of your business.

Join us for a hands-on workshop to build your financial confidence and connect with other women business owners in a fun atmosphere at Hervana Coworking Collective!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Relate your personal dollars to your business dollars
  • Master the basics: a balance sheet, an income statement and the uses of a cash flow statement
  • Create your own financial statements
  • Use your financial statements to make better business decisions

Early bird pricing $49 until March 22

Includes Financial Understanding workbook, refreshments and networking

Apr
11
Thu
All about lines of credit: What are they and how do you get one? @ FREE Teleconference
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All about lines of credit: What are they and how do you get one? @ FREE Teleconference

A line of credit can provide a cushion for your business in case an exciting opportunity comes your way, or you have an unexpected downturn.

If you’re thinking about a line of credit, join Women’s Enterprise Centre, Prospera Credit Union and RBC on April 11 for a free teleconference to get the skinny on this type of financing to help you figure out if it’s right for you.

During this session, we’ll answer some key questions:

  • What is a line of credit?
  • What factors do lenders consider?
  • How does the application process work?
  • How does a line of credit differ from a “loan”?

Women and men welcome

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

Panelists:

  • Caillie Hayes, Commercial Account Manager, RBC
  • Mike Porter, Business Relationship Manager, Business Banking, Prospera Credit Union
Apr
24
Wed
Know Your Numbers: What Your Financial Statements Are Telling You @ Okanagan coLab
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Know Your Numbers: What Your Financial Statements Are Telling You @ Okanagan coLab

Even if you use a bookkeeper or accountant, you can (and should) understand the financial side of your business.

Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) and Kelowna Women in Business are excited to present this interactive workshop to help you make sense of your financial statements so you feel more confident talking about your numbers and making financial decisions.

This introductory-level session is facilitated by Cheryl Farmer, a Kelowna-based WEC business advisor who has worked with hundreds of women entrepreneurs to help them manage and grow their business.

Cheryl will guide you through practical exercises, so you can:

  • Relate your personal dollars to your business dollars
  • Understand the basic financial statements: cash flow, income statement and balance sheet
  • Create your own financial statements
  • Use your financial statements to make better business decisions

This workshop is for you if you’re just starting a business and are generating revenue.

Join us for a hands-on workshop to build your financial confidence and connect with other women business owners in a fun atmosphere at Okanagan coLab!

Price: $49, includes Financial Understanding workbook ($30 value) and refreshments

May
1
Wed
Stepping Up: Uncover Your True Leadership Potential @ Webinar
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Stepping Up: Uncover Your True Leadership Potential @ Webinar

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

Leaders come from all walks of life, and they create businesses and communities through their actions. Every action a person takes, every conversation they have moves them ahead as a leader. In this workshop, participants will learn about their unique leadership style and learn how to improve on the strengths they already have—even if they don’t think they’re a leader! Leadership is much more than a “to-do” list; effective leadership is an art and a science and, most importantly, it can be learned. It can be improved through skills, practice and self-knowledge.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have their unique answers to these questions:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of my communication style?
  • How do I manage change, transition and transformation in my business? In my life?
  • What are my core values and how do they show up when I’m leading?
  • Where can I find the courage and support to develop as a leader?

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

May
3
Fri
Creating Connections 6.0 Conference @ Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Creating Connections Keynote Speakers

Creating Connections 6.0 is a diversity conference focused on attracting, engaging, and retaining women and underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

This conference will include presentations and workshops surrounding issues of personal and professional development, networking, and inspiration.

We aim to engage industry, the community, and students to increase the awareness and participation of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields of study and careers, and to better prep industries for sustainable solutions and developments so everyone can explore and participate in STEM.

For more information, please visit our website at www.wwest.ca/cconnect6.

May
8
Wed
The Power of One: How Small Changes Can Increase Sales @ Webinar
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Power of One: How Small Changes Can Increase Sales @ Webinar

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

This workshop is for any business owner, whether experienced or novice, who needs to kick-start their sales strategy. You will look at your sales practices and how your daily activities impact overall results.

This webinar will help you:

  • Identify the most effective networking activities for you
  • Determine which activities you need to focus your time and resources on
  • Ask focused questions to close more sales

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

May
15
Wed
Financial Understanding Webinar @ Webinar
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Financial Understanding Webinar @ Webinar

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

Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, it is imperative that you understand the financial side of your business. This introductory-level webinar takes you through practical exercises to help you understand the type of information financial statements provide.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the connection between your personal finances and your business
  • Explain the key categories on the Balance Sheet
  • Discuss the importance of the Income Statement
  • Give examples of the difference between the Cash Flow Statement and Income Statement

Facilitator: Kath Britton, CPA CMA MBA, Business Advisor, Women’s Enterprise Centre

May
22
Wed
Setting New Goal Posts: Growing Your Business from a Tactical Perspective @ Webinar
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Setting New Goal Posts: Growing Your Business from a Tactical Perspective @ Webinar

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

Are you looking for new direction in your business? Are you feeling like your business is pulling you in multiple directions? Do you wonder whether you need to return to your initial business vision? Are you frustrated by wasted time and energy due to conflicting priorities? If any of these resonate with you, this workshop is for you!

In this strategic planning workshop we will help you separate valuable business strategies from the clutter using a straightforward, practical tool that will help clear your path to success.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Learn how to use those strengths to create strategies to reach their business vision
  • Create an action plan to ultimately achieve success.

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

May
29
Wed
6 Keys to Common-Sense Marketing @ Webinar
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
6 Keys to Common-Sense Marketing @ Webinar

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

Learn the Six Keys to Marketing Success and maximize the opportunity to gain exposure for your business and increase sales. One of the challenges of owning a small business is to know how to market effectively on a tight budget. Join us for this interactive webinar and learn how to integrate the six keys to marketing into your business.

After this workshop you will:

  • Understand the six key marketing concepts
  • Determine the best ways to ensure that your marketing dollars and efforts are properly targeted to attract the customers you want for your business.

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