Events

Events this Month

Upcoming Events

  • 15

    Jul 2016

    Networking Session - W.E. Meets

    10:00 - 11:30

    This is your opportunity to grow your business by networking.   Enjoy a cup of coffee and take advantage of networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and busines more..

  • 19

    Aug 2016

    Networking Session - W.E. Meets

    10:00 - 11:30

    This is your opportunity to grow your business by networking.   Enjoy a cup of coffee and take advantage of networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and business pr more..

  • 16

    Sep 2016

    Networking Session - W.E. Meets

    10:00 - 11:30

    This is your opportunity to grow your business by networking.   Enjoy a cup of coffee and take advantage of networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and business pr more..

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Webinars

  • Wednesday, July 06 @noon

    Employment Insurance: Special Benefits for the Self Employed

    Special Benefits for the Self Employed is a voluntary program that was established in January of 2010, whereby prior to that self-employed individuals were not able to co

  • Thursday, July 21 @noon

    Which Social Media Network is BEST for Your Business?

    Snapchat. LinkedIn. Facebook. Periscope. Twitter. Tumblr. Youtube. Instagram. Where should you spend your time? There is a pervasive myth when choosing a social media network

 

Recorded Webinars

  • In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. Leslie McGeough will share her insights into what it takes to build a “great” small business. From teaching entrepreneurship to becoming an entrepreneur and launchi...

Recent Articles

  • Highlights from the 2016 Annual Business Conference

    The 2016 Annual Business Conference on May 12 and 13 was a success! Below is a roundup of some of our favourite social media posts during the event. If you'd like to view addi

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  • Accepting Nominations For The Newcomer Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

    The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is pleased to host a brand new event: the Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (NEYA). This annual event wi

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Training

Information is power. The more you learn, the better your opportunity for success.

We know from experience that business skills training is incredibly important for small business owners. Most of us dive in with a passion and a dream, but not all of us have the management and accounting skills we will need.

Some basic business skills are fundamental to becoming successful. Others are constantly changing.

Critical basic skills include forward planning, financial management, marketing and operations management. Today’s business world also requires a sharp awareness of communications and social media.

We offer excellent seminars and webinars, workshops and other training events to help you ramp up your skills and knowledge.

Please read our FAQ for the Cancellation Policy for Training and Workshops here.

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Upcoming Training Sessions

 

Webinars

  • Wednesday, July 06 @noon

    Employment Insurance: Special Benefits for the Self Employed

    Special Benefits for the Self Employed is a voluntary program that was established in January of 2010, whereby prior to that self-employed individuals were not able to co

  • Thursday, July 21 @noon

    Which Social Media Network is BEST for Your Business?

    Snapchat. LinkedIn. Facebook. Periscope. Twitter. Tumblr. Youtube. Instagram. Where should you spend your time? There is a pervasive myth when choosing a social media network

 

Events

Online Training

GoForth Training - 100 Essential Small Business Skills

 

Save $100 on our Online Business Training Program. Limited time offer May 1st – June 30th and then it’s over!

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Online Business Plan Development Seminars

Find out why every business owner needs a plan and how it will significantly increase your chances of success.

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Exceptional value for the money! I have come away with a concrete plan and the confidence to launch!

- - Jess Paul, Blossom Communications

Upcoming Webinars

Women Entrepreneurs is excited to be offering webinars on a variety of topics. Enjoy these webinars from the comfort of your home or office.  

If you are interested in being our next webinar presenter, please contact us. We are always looking for new speakers to share business information with our members and clients.

Upcoming Webinars Sessions

  • Wednesday, July 06 @ noon

    Employment Insurance: Special Benefits for the Self Employed

    Special Benefits for the Self Employed is a voluntary program that was established in January of 2010, whereby prior to that self-employed individuals were not able to contribute to the Employment Insurance program. 

    Special benefits through the Employment Insurance program include: 

    • Maternity for biological birth mothers,
    • Parental for either biological or adoptive parents,
    • Sickness,
    • Compassionate Care,
    • Parents of Critically Ill Children Benefit. 

    The benefit for Parents of Critically Ill Children was recently introduced  and with the recent enhancement to Compassionate Care benefits from 6 to 26 weeks of benefits these improvements will make this program more attractive to self-employed individuals.

    We will be also be reviewing the My Service Canada Account, the Canada Benefits Finder, and information on Record of Employment.

    RSVP here!

     

    Presented by:
    Shirley Tkatchuk, Citizen Services Specialist
    Service Canada

    Shirley been with Service Canada for 34 years. For 30 years she was an Employment Insurance adjudicator, her responsibilities as a Citizen Service Specialist involves providing mobile outreach services by travelling to selected communities, rural, remote and urban to provide assistance to local communities, non-profit and advocacy groups, health-care professionals, Aboriginal bands and councils, provincial/territorial governments, volunteer organizations, employers, industry and professional associations, educational institutions, unions, and other partner organizations. 

    Through these partnerships, we increase awareness of Government of Canada programs and facilitate access to the services and benefits available.   

  • Thursday, July 21 @ noon

    Which Social Media Network is BEST for Your Business?

    Snapchat. LinkedIn. Facebook. Periscope. Twitter. Tumblr. Youtube. Instagram. Where should you spend your time?

    There is a pervasive myth when choosing a social media network for your business that you should do what you know. This mistake can lead to a lot of wasted time and effort on the wrong social media sites.

    Learn what factors you need to consider so that you can choose the network(s) that will have the most impact for your business!

    RSVP here!

    Presented by:
    Brandi Good
    Social Media Trainer & Coach
    BLG Business Solutions

  • Wednesday, August 10 @ noon

    Does GOOGLE Love Your Business?

    Are you speaking Google's love language?

    We all want to get found online, but how do we whisper sweet somethings in Google's ear? There are some easy tips and tricks you can use to increase your likelihood of getting found online, and some long-term investments that need to be made to keep building your credibility on search platforms. 

    Join this webinar to learn:

    • How to optimize your website so Google knows what you offer
    • Where to add links that count - and how to add them
    • What kind of content really turn's Google's head

    There’s no better love story than the one Google can have with your business. The best relationships take care and attention and grow over time. What are you waiting for? Isn't it time you ranked higher than your competition?

    RSVP here!

    Presented by:
    Heather Pinay
    Business Consultant, Owner
    Authentically: Business & Life Solutions
     

  • Wednesday, August 24 @ noon

    Driving Customer Service through Employee Engagement

    Employee engagement is the foundation of a successful company.

    Participants learn about:

    • the correlation between service levels and the company’s bottom line,
    • develop a better understanding of what drives employee engagement,
    • how to recognize a disengaged employee in the early stages,
    • and how to incorporate service strategies at all levels of an organization.

    This session is beneficial for business owners, leaders/managers, supervisors and human resource professionals.

    RSVP here!

    Presented by: 
    Genelle Payant, CHRP
    Spark People Solutions

 

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Training

Recorded Webinars

Below are a variety of recorded webinars all one hour in length giving you the opportunity to learn on demand.

  • GoForth . . . and Succeed!

    In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. Leslie McGeough will share her insights into what it takes to build a “great” small business. From teaching entrepreneurship to becoming an entrepreneur and launching two successful companies, Leslie became the president and founder of Canada’s leading online small business training company, GoForth Institute….. ”100 Essential Small Business Skills”.

    Presented by:
    Dr. Leslie McGeough, MBA PhD, President
    GoForth Institute

  • Why You Need Facebook Ads

    Many people are leery of giving Facebook their hard earned money because they remember when everything on Facebook was free. But the truth is, paid advertising on Facebook is more cost effective than any other form of advertising - both traditional and online. In this webinar we'll look at:

    • why Facebook ads are so much cheaper
    • why Facebook ads are more effective
    • all of the ways you can use Facebook ads to grow your business

    Presented by:
    Brandi Good
    BLG Business Solutions
     

  • The (Not-So-Boring) Benefits of LinkedIn

    Let's be honest. LinkedIn can be boring as h*ll. It can also be a wonderful way to make new connections and build your brand.

    Get an overview of the benefits of this professional networking platform and learn if and how it can be beneficial to your business. 

    Presented by:
    Heather Pinay
    Authentically: Business & Life Solutions

  • Benefits of Blogging

    Blogging can be a lot of work but it is the single most powerful FREE marketing tool you can have in your arsenal.

    It can help you:

    • build your brand,
    • grow your audience,
    • increase profitability. 

    Watch this FREE webinar - and start growing your business with blogging.

    Presented by:
    Heather Pinay
    Authentically: Business & Life Solutions

  • An Entrepreneur's Guide To Basic Taxation Issues

    This presentation will seek to answer common questions regarding indirect taxes (GST/PST), sole proprietorship vs. corporation taxation (including remuneration options), as well as important information for filing tax returns regarding deductions and available credits.

    Click here for a copy of the slides  |  Click here for additional Q&A information

    Presented by:
    Roxanne Olynyk & Megan Kalk
    MNP LLP

  • Website Fixer Upper

    You invested time and energy into making a website, but you’re not happy with the results. This is a conundrum for many business owners, and this session will give you some ideas about how to fix common website problems.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Making your website responsive
    • Unclear target audience
    • Long load times
    • Poor readability and legibility
    • Unorganized content layout

    If your website looks bad or navigates poorly on small screens, it’s time for an update.

    Presented by:
    Ashleigh Mattern
    Vireo Productions

  • Getting Found Online – an Overview

    In an increasingly digital world it is important that your website can be found online. Tactics like keyword research, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, paid advertising, and building a social media presence can help your business save money and get results.

    If you are looking to:

    • make more sales,
    • build brand awareness, and
    • get people to your website

    ...this is for you!

    Presented by:
    Heather Pinay
    Authentically: Business & Life Solutions

  • The Consumer Product Safety Act. Do you know what it is?

    Do you sell, import, manufacture or advertise a consumer product in Canada? If the answer is yes, this webinar about the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies to you.

    Presented by:
    Susan Kotello
    Product Safety Officer
    Regions and Programs Branch
    Health Canada

  • Tips & Tricks for Surviving a CRA Audit

    This webinar will have a brief overview of the types of CRA audits (income tax, GST, employer compliance).  An overview of the audit powers of CRA as set out in the Income Tax Act (Canada) and the Excise Tax Act (Canada) to make sure you understand what CRA has a statutory right to ask for and the consequences of refusing to provide the same.

    Presented by:

    Amanda Doucette, Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier LLP
    http://www.shtb-law.com/

  • Protecting Your Inventions and Creations

    Identifying intellectual property assets and how to protect them. In this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of what intellectual property (IP) is about and how to make the most of your inventions and creations by protecting them using available IP tools. 

    We will discuss the different types of IP rights which might exist in a particular project. We will also discuss some of the general decision factors that go into the development of an IP protection and commercialization strategy to support the business plan around your idea.

    Presented by:
    Cory Furman
    FURMAN IP Law & Strategy PC 

  • Social Media On The Go!

    It’s summertime, and the last thing we want is to be tied to our desks. As business owners and professionals, however, we often need to stay on top of things while on holidays. But who wants to lug her laptop to the beach?

    A great option is managing your social media using your mobile device. In this webinar, I’ll share the on-the-go process I've developed over the past 3 years to keep my social media running smoothly -- no matter where I am. It's mobile-app heavy, so you might want to keep your phone or tablet handy to try things out as we go.

    Brandi Good
    BLG Business Solutions
    www.blgbusinesssolutions.com

  • Partnerships: Pros and Cons

    While going into partnership is a great way to leverage existing resources between parties, it is important to understand the legal and practical issues surrounding partnerships to better protect yourself and your interest.

    From this webinar you will learn:

    • how partnerships are legally formed
    • advantages and disadvantages to partnerhips
    • the important of a properly drafted partnership agreement

    Presenter:
    Fraiba Jalal & William Kuchapski
    Miller Thomson LLP
    www.millerthomson.com

  • Introduction to Provincial Sales Tax

    This webinar will provide you with an overview explaining the applications of provincial sales tax for businesses operating in Saskatchewan. Whether your business is selling goods, providing services, or both, find out the registration requirements and how much sales tax applies to your business.

    Presenter:
    Glenda Weisgerber, Tax Compliance Officer
    Government of Saskatchewan

  • How to Respond to Request for Proposals

    This webinar will discuss:

    • Advance preparation
    • Determining "best fit" requests for your company
    • Tailoring your approach, format and content
    • Following up and following through  

    Presenter:
    Erin Campbell Howell, Echci Consulting Inc.
    Strategic Management Professional (SMP)

  • Digital Tools to Manage Your Business On-the-Go

    Building Your Business Toolkit: 10 Digital Solutions to Help Grow and  Manage Your Business.

    A small business owner can wear many hats in a day; and when resources are limited, technology can lend a helping hand.

    • Square  (e-commerce solutions)
    • Google Drive & Apps (business solutions)
    • Freshbooks (accounting solutions)
    • Zendesk (customer service solutions)
    • Constant Contact (events, promotions & surveys)

    In this 45 minute webinar, you will learn about the top-rated mobile applications that provide convenience, mobility and cost-efficiency. 

  • Human Right Concerns for Small Businesses 2015

    “Human Rights Concerns for Small Businesses”

    Many small businesses and entrepreneurs are unaware of how The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code may impose obligations on the conduct of their business. The Code prohibits small businesses from discriminating against their employees or customers on the basis of 15 characteristics (“prohibited grounds”). While large employers will often rely on human resource specialists or legal counsel to provide them with advice, these are not normally viable options for small business owners.

    In this webinar, you will learn more about the prohibited grounds of discrimination and also the duty to accommodate. You will learn about common mistakes new businesses make, and straightforward ways that you can respect individual rights while growing your business.

    Robin Mowat, Intake Consultant, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

  • Dealing with Disagreements

    This webinar will discuss:

    • Resolving a disagreement with a family member, employee, business partner or business contact
    • Preserving and protecting these relationships
    • Tips and options for resolving disputes that can save you time, money and emotional stress

    Webinar Presenters & W.E. Members: Darla Tenold, Lawyer and Mediator & Wendy Johnston, Next Step Financial Solutions Inc.

  • A Simple Plan for Your Future

    All of us at Saskatchewan Pension Plan are excited for you and your business venture. We know as an entrepreneur, you are busy planning your sales and marketing strategies not to mention running your business on a daily basis. The reason we work so hard today is so that we don't have to work - someday. In order to make that "not working plan" happen everyone needs to plan.

    Webinar Presenter & W.E. Member: Gail Genest - Saskatchewan Pension Plan

  • Effective Recruitment & Selection

    Recruitment and selection can be time consuming, overwhelming process. Getting the right people into the right jobs takes a keen eye and an open mind. With an increasing tight labour pool, it is important that business leaders ensure that they are attracting and selecting the right candidates.

    No more than ever, it is important to retain your top talent and this means taking a more proactive approach. It is much easier to keep existing employees than seek new ones.

    Webinar Presenter & W.E. Member: Genelle Payant, Human Resource Consultant of Spark People Solutions

  • Retention 101

    "How do you keep your best and brightest?"

    No more than ever, it is important to retain your top talent and this means taking a more proactive approach. It is much easier to keep existing employees than seek new ones.

    Join W.E. Member, Genelle Payant, Human Resource Consultant of Spark People Solutions as she talks about the real costs of turnover and how retention is linked to recognition and engagement.

  • Pinterest for Business

    Want to learn how to make Pinterest work for your small business? Then you will want to view this free webinar to learn about:

    • best practices
    • tips
    • tricks
    • how to make your website or blog Pinterest-friendly
    • how to measure your effort

    Prerequisite: some experience using Pinterest (either personally or for business)


    Webinar Presenter & W.E. Member: Brandi Good, BLG Business Solutions

 

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