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Jul
29
Thu
July 29 | How Will You Export? Building Your Plan @ Webinar
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
July 29 | How Will You Export? Building Your Plan @ Webinar

This is the final in a three-part Export webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

Thursday, July 29 | 10am to 11am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

A good export plan is the key to success in international markets. Just as you built a business plan before you launched your business, you can apply the same principles to competitively grow your business through export.

We have created a simple plan outline to help you in writing your export plan. During this interactive session, Alpana Sharma, WEC Export Business Advisor, will walk you through each step.

In this interactive session you’ll learn how to:

  • Define your export goals and make sure they align with your overall business objectives
  • Understand the key concepts involved in international trade
  • Do a risk assessment to minimize the impact of unforeseen circumstances
  • Identify the best market entry strategy for your business

Join us to complete the next step to selling your goods or services outside of BC and learn from our experienced and expert panelists!

To inform your export plan, we recommend you also join us for the previous session in this series: Where Should You Export: Researching New Markets.

Facilitator: Alpana Sharma, Export Business Advisor and FITT-Trained Professional, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelists:

  • Neasa Maguire, Entrepreneur in Residence, Women’s Enterprise Centre; Owner, Flip Productions
  • Shannan Schimmelmann, Indigenous Export Navigator, Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN)

Pay what you can to get the support you need

As we restart in BC, we’re happy to offer three pricing tiers to support your recovery this summer: choose to pay $9, $19 or $29 to access this info-packed webinar!

Aug
10
Tue
Budgeting for Your Business: The Ins and Outs of Cash Flow @ Webinar
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Budgeting for Your Business: The Ins and Outs of Cash Flow @ Webinar

This is the first part in a three-part Financial Fitness webinar series by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series!

If you run a business, you need to know when cash will be going in and out.

With cash in the bank, you can buy the supplies you need to fulfill your next big sale, deal with unexpected or forgotten expenses and make sure YOU get paid at the end of the day.

Setting up your cash flow management system is step one for getting your business finances in order, yet many business owners only deal with it once they have a problem. In fact, 82% of businesses that close fail because they experience cash flow problems.

This webinar is designed for business owners with little to no experience managing cash flow, who want to set up their business for financial success.

Join us on August 10 for an interactive webinar to help you:

  • Understand how your revenue model impacts your cash flow
  • Figure out how much it costs you to do business (cost of goods sold, labour costs)
  • Estimate the size and timing of your expenses
  • Develop a cash flow management process for your own business

Tuesday, August 10 | 10:00am to 11:30am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

FacilitatorDenise Wong, Principal and CEO, D-Squared Consulting

Open to everyone!

Aug
17
Tue
Financial Statements 101: Balance Sheets and Income Statements @ Webinar
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Financial Statements 101: Balance Sheets and Income Statements @ Webinar

This is the second part in a three-part Financial Fitness webinar series by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series!

If you’re just starting a business and are generating revenue, now is the time to set yourself up for success by getting a clear understanding of the basic financials of your business.

Join us on August 17 for an introductory-level session to help you feel more confident talking about your numbers and making financial decisions.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Relate your personal dollars to your business dollars
  • Understand your income statement and balance sheet
  • Create your own financial statements
  • Use your financial statements to make better business decisions

Tuesday, August 17 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

Facilitator: Denise Wong, Principal and CEO, D-Squared Consulting

Open to everyone!

Aug
19
Thu
Small Changes, Big Impact: Creating an Accessible Website for All @ Webinar
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Small Changes, Big Impact: Creating an Accessible Website for All @ Webinar

Did you know that persons with disabilities are the third largest economic power in the world, after the US and China? Accessing the internet every day, 70% will leave a website instantly if it is inaccessible.

This means you could be losing potential business as a result of something as simple as website design. Besides the fact that eighty percent of persons with disabilities rate accessibility above price when choosing where to purchase, creating a more accessible website helps to create a more equitable world.

So we’re excited to host Kale Gosen, Co-Founder of Humanize Consulting, for a free interactive session to share website improvements that might not even be on your competitors’ radar.

In this webinar, Kale will cover:

  • How people with various disabilities access the internet;
  • The types of barriers they face, and how you can minimize them; and
  • Tips and advice about tweaking your website design to achieve a more accessible site.

If you want to expand your reach and connect with new clients, then this is a must!

Take a seat and join us for this interactive WECafé where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and gain industry insight in an open and welcoming environment.

August 19 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

A recording will be available after the live session

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Director, Programs & Partnerships, Women’s Enterprise Centre
Panelist: Kale Gosen, Co-Founder and Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Humanize Consulting

Aug
24
Tue
Know Your Numbers: Key Indicators to Monitor Your Financial Position @ Webinar
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Know Your Numbers: Key Indicators to Monitor Your Financial Position @ Webinar

This is the final part in a three-part Financial Fitness webinar series by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series!

This webinar will help you to calculate key ratios and figure out what those numbers are telling you about your own business.

Denise will explain basic financial principles that you can use to inform your decision-making on a daily basis, and answer your questions so you can feel more confident discussing your numbers.

This session is designed for women who have a solid understanding of their financial statements (maybe you’ve already participated in the previous webinars in this series).

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use info from financial statements to make better business decisions
  • Calculate four key financial ratios for your business
  • Compare and analyze changes in your numbers from year to year

Tuseday, August 10 | 10:00am to 11:30am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

FacilitatorDenise Wong, Principal and CEO, D-Squared Consulting

Open to everyone!

Sep
8
Wed
Recruiting 101: Tools to Find the Right Person for Your Team @ Webinar
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Recruiting 101: Tools to Find the Right Person for Your Team @ Webinar

This is the first in a three-part in the HR Strategy Toolkit for 2021 webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

September 8 | 10am to 11am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

Recruiting is more than just finding workers to fill jobs. It’s a thoughtful process of attracting, evaluating, and selecting candidates, so you hire someone who’s the “right fit” for your business.

Each person and each business is unique, but there are some solid practices that help you find those “unicorns” who have the right balance of knowledge, experience and personality – and entice them to join your team!

Join us for an interactive workshop to ask your recruiting questions and learn:

  • How to write a job description that’s accurate, appealing and inclusive
  • Where to advertise so you have a strong pool of candidates
  • Tips to shortlist applicants and conduct interviews that will make your decision-making easier

Facilitator:

Open to Everyone!

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live session.

Sep
15
Wed
Employee Retention Toolkit for Business Owners @ Webinar
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Employee Retention Toolkit for Business Owners @ Webinar

This is the second in a three-part in the HR Strategy Toolkit for 2021 webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

September 15 | 10am to 11am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

Once you’ve compiled your dream team, the next step is making sure they stay. Fortunately for small business owners, salary is only one part of the equation. Studies show that engaged employees are 59% less likely to seek out a new job in the next year, and there are many practices you can implement to keep your employees engaged.

Tanja Halsall, Chief People Officer at Potentia Human Resources & Engagement Consulting is going to share her insights, including:

  • Simple communication techniques that can unite your team
  • Ideas to create a retention plan that will keep employees motivated and engaged so they want to stay

Facilitator:

Open to Everyone!

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live session.

Sep
22
Wed
Managing HR: Tools to Unite Your Team @ Webinar
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Managing HR: Tools to Unite Your Team @ Webinar

This is the last part in a three-part in the HR Strategy Toolkit for 2021 webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

September 22 | 10am to 11am PT | Pay-What-You-Can

As a business owner, are you managing a group of people or a high-performance team? There are many strategies you can use to unite your employees, and most can be successful without spending much cash.

Join Tanja Halsall, Chief People Officer of Potentia HR, for an interactive session to explore how you can lean into your own leadership abilities. You’ll learn strategies to improve communication, build trust and develop employees who are empowered to contribute and unite around a common goal every day.

During this session, Tanja will take you through a series of exercises to help you:

  • Identify your unique team characteristics
  • Focus on your own leadership and communication abilities so you can better manage your employees
  • Create a safe and respectful work environment

Join us to learn the secrets to building a high-performance work team!

Facilitators:

Open to Everyone!

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live session.

Sep
29
Wed
The Power of Purpose: How to Elevate your Business by Uncovering your Social Purpose @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Power of Purpose: How to Elevate your Business by Uncovering your Social Purpose @ Webinar

A company’s purpose is the reason the business exists. Purpose is more than a mission or vision statement, it grounds your business, and conveys what your company stands for in its ethical, emotional and practical terms. It is the heartbeat of a company.

Integrating a social purpose will alter the course of your business by helping to attract and retain employees, enhance corporate culture, increase customer loyalty, and positively impact your bottom line. This can be key to your business as you recover from effects of the pandemic, and can be done without any financial investment.

Join us on September 29 as we host Christina Labarca and Sharon Davis, Founders of Giving Well, to uncover how a social purpose can become your company’s competitive advantage! We’ll discuss:

  • What is social purpose and why is it important?
  • How to uncover your company’s social purpose
  • Giving back through time, talent and treasure
  • Examples of businesses benefitting from a social purpose

September 29 | 10am to 11am PT | Free webinar

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Women’s Enterprise Centre
Panelists:

A recording will be available after the live session.