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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
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.