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Connecting to Capital: Meet Your Funding Match @ Webinar
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Connecting to Capital: Meet Your Funding Match @ Webinar

In honour of International Women’s Day, Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a fun, interactive discussion about accessing capital focused on the future, and we want to unite you with the funding programs aligned with your goals.

They’ve invited panelists from different sources and stages of funding to answer questions, posed by local woman entrepreneur Vivian McCormick, Co-Owner of Flax Sleep!

On March 10, explore:

  • Highlights from our insightful new report, sharing the funding paths of over 400 BC women entrepreneurs and how current options do – and don’t – fit
  • How to choose the right funding for your business, at each stage
  • New funding models that you might not know about
  • How to develop a strong application or presentation

After the panel, you’ll have the option to go into virtual breakout rooms so you can connect directly with funders and Business Advisors in a matchmaking session.

This is your event!  Bring your burning questions and share your experience. At the end, you’ll feel inspired and empowered to plan your funding journey.

This session is right for you if you:

  • Are a current or aspiring woman business owner who is looking for funding
  • Have self-funded your business and are looking to explore some external options
  • Have been impacted by the recent pandemic and are curious what financial support is available to you
  • Are a champion of women entrepreneurs and would like to gain more insights on their funding needs

It’s never too early or too late to explore the world of funding!

To make sure everyone has a chance to interact and make connections, registrations are capped and spots are FCFS. Grab your seat today!

How to Do Keyword Research for SEO: A Step-by-Step Guide @ Webinar
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How to Do Keyword Research for SEO: A Step-by-Step Guide @ Webinar

With most people working and staying at home, now is the BEST time to increase your website’s visibility.⁣⁣

If you have any online presence, then you probably know that SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, helps your website show up higher in search results so more customers can find you.

But before you can do SEO, you need to know what people are searching for online – in other words, the ‘keywords’ your customers are using.

So Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting SEO specialist, Glynis Tao, for a free session to take you through the process of “How to do keyword research for SEO”.

Keyword research is the process of discovering words and phrases that people use in search engines with the ultimate goal of optimizing content around those terms and ranking for those terms in search engines.

In this webinar, they’ll use a sample website to go start-to-finish through the process of doing keyword research. You’ll have your chance to ask questions and gain valuable tips as they cover:

  • What is keyword research and why is it important?
  • How to do keyword research – which tools can you use?
  • How to find the right keywords for your business and niche
  • How to use keywords on your website – where do you put them?

If you’ve been putting it off, or don’t know how to increase the traffic to your website through organic search, then this is the session for you!

March 11 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

FacilitatorKerrilee Auger, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre
PanelistGlynis Tao, Apparel Business Consultant & SEO Specialist, Chase Your Dreams Consulting

How to Find Sources of Funding as an Immigrant Entrepreneur @ Webinar
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How to Find Sources of Funding as an Immigrant Entrepreneur @ Webinar

This is the final session in the Launch Your Dream Series for Immigrant Women: Exploring Entrepreneurship, Together! by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series!

So, you’ve identified a great business opportunity and have done your market research. You’re almost ready to start your company! But, now you need money to make your dream a reality.

Women’s Enterprise Centre knows that accessing funding can be a barrier for many newcomer entrepreneurs, because they may have little to no credit history or few assets in their new home country.

Join Alpana Sharma, Women’s Enterprise Centre Business Advisor and immigrant entrepreneur for a free, interactive session to learn about the different types of funding support that can help make your business dreams a success!

As a development lender, Women’s Enterprise Centre can often provide business loans when other funders cannot because we look at your skills and opportunities, not just your credit score. And we’re part of a large network of funding sources that may be able to support you.

During this free, interactive session Alpana will share:

  • How to overcome barriers to funding for immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Funding programs available to support immigrant entrepreneurs in BC
  • What you will need to apply for funding

March 16 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

Join Women’s Enterprise Centre for this session to chat about funding opportunities. Their panelists will share how accessing funds at the right time helped them in business growth and success.

FacilitatorAlpana Sharma | Export Business Advisor and FITT-Trained Professional, Women’s Enterprise Centre