Events this Month

Upcoming Events

  • 09

    Jun 2016

    Networking Session - Shaken with a Twist (Saskatoon)

    17:00 - 19:00

    Connect with inspirational women in our community. Join us after work to support, celebrate and connect with everyday local women and be inspired! Complimentary Appetizers / more..

  • 17

    Jun 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..

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  • Monday, May 30 @noon

    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

  • Wednesday, June 15 @noon

    GoForth . . . and Succeed!

    Did you know that 50% – 85% of small businesses will NOT make it to their 5th birthday? Entrepreneurship and small business ownership can be a lonely journey, full of o


Recorded Webinars

  • 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...

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2016 Annual Business Conference

Thursday, May 12 & Friday, May 13, 2016
Business Conference & Annual General Meeting
Conexus Arts Centre, Regina

This Conference, "Building a Legacy...Accelerating Growth & Innovation" is designed to empower and educate with inspiring keynotes, practical tools, nuggets, and tips for innovation, success, and entrepreneurism.


Attendees and sponsors also have the opportunity to promote their businesses through trade show booths. Click here for details.

Members also have the opportunity to promote their businesses through door prize donations. Click here for details.

Conference At A Glance

Thursday, May 12

5:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

5:30 pm

Registration & Networking – Appetizers & Cash Bar

6:30 pm

Welcome/Opening Remarks

7:00 pm

Evening Keynote - Tammy Cook-Searson, Chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, President, Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership


“A Legacy of Economic Development: The Kitsaki Story”

8:20 pm

Closing Remarks


Friday, May 13

8:00 am


8:20 am

Opening Remarks

8:30 am

Morning Keynote - Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO, AGT Foods & Ingredients Inc.


“A Legacy through Trade: The World at our Fingertips”

9:50 am

Nutritional Break

10:10 am

Panel Discussion -“Gems of Saskatchewan”

11:30 am


12:30 pm

Workshop - Crystal Spooner, Owner of Orange Tree Living


“The Courage to Grow”

1:50 pm

Nutritional Break

2:10 pm

Workshop - Aimee Schulhauser, Owner & CEO of Evolution Catering, Tangerine the Food Bar, and Schoolhaus Culinary School


"Deconstructing the Casserole:  Market Segmentation for Growth"

3:30 pm

Closing Remarks


2016 Keynote Speakers:

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, Chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and President of Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership, recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2006, and in 2012, she was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions and committed leadership. Read Tammy's Bio

“A Legacy of Economic Development: The Kitsaki Story"

Over the years, one of Kitsaki's many strengths has been its solid financial position. The diversity of income streams-from mining to utility projects, to income from our investment portfolio and return from successful partnerships has enabled our companies to continue to remain stable through tough economic cycles. But, as it will for many companies worldwide, that could be tested with the possibility of a prolonged economic downturn. The presentation will provide an overview of the Kitsaki model and how the company has weathered tough cycles in the past and plans to remain strong by focusing on our core competencies with a continued focus on diversification, innovation and growth. Join us for a brief overview of the Kitsaki model.


Murad Al-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., 2004 Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's “Top 40 under 40” in 2005 and a 2012 recipient of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, complementing his award of a Queen’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal given in 2006. Read Murad's Bio

"A Legacy through Trade: The World at our Fingertips"

Listen to Murad Al-Katib as he tells the story of his entrepreneurial journey sharing the unique conditions that emerged in the Saskatchewan agri-food production sector and global markets as he built AGT Foods from a single employee writing a business plan in 2001 to a billion dollar global market leader as a value-added pulse and staple food producer and exporter and one of the largest companies in the Province - all in 15 years.  Murad’s varied expertise in global markets, finance and risk management, is all wrapped together by his abilities as an overall  strategic business thinker able to anticipate and mitigate the risks in international trading and commodities and understand where the agri-food sector goes from here with the race for protein and changing consumer demand.


2016 Guest Speakers & Workshops:

Aimee Schulhauser, Owner & CEO of Evolution Catering and Fine Foods, Tangerine: the food bar, and Schoolhaus Culinary Arts

Read Aimee's bio

"Deconstructing the Casserole: Market Segmentation for Growth"

Aimee will talk about how she found her target market and used an innovative new product mix to spur growth within that same market.  


Crystal Spooner, CEO of Orange Tree Village

Read Crystal's bio

"The Courage to Grow"

Learn about managing aggressive growth in your business. Embrace change, encourage innovation, and solicit engagement from your key stakeholders with these tips and tricks. Attendees will be encouraged to allow themselves to dream, seize opportunities, and inspire others to do the same.


Panel Discussion Moderator:

Trish Cheveldayoff, Owner of Trish Cheveldayoff Communications & Consulting will be the moderator for the panel discussion showcasing some of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the Province, the “Gems of Saskatchewan”.

Read Trish's Bio

Hear from some of our most successful entrepreneurs. The panel discussion will touch on and discuss challenges, barriers, accomplishments, and work/life balance.

Panelists include:

  • Nadia Williamson – NWL Fashion
  • Trina Fader – Trinos Menswear
  • Candyce Fiessel – The Style Academy



Early Bird Deadline: April 8, 2016
Final Registration Deadline: May 9, 2016

NOTE: Trade Show Booths are available only to registered attendees. For additional details click here.

If the below form does not appear, please click here.

A refund of 50% will be issued after the completion of the Conference if written notice is received prior to May 1, 2016. No refunds will be allowed after May 1, 2016, however, substitute delegates will be accepted. Non-attendance does not constitute cancellation.


Thank You to the Following Sponsors


Trade Show Booths

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. invites you to participate in our first ever Trade Show to be held in conjunction with W.E.’s Annual Business Conference “Building a Legacy… Accelerating Growth and Innovation.”  Trade Shows are a great marketing medium and will allow you the opportunity to showcase and sell your products and/or services.  If building or expanding Brand awareness is a high priority for you and your business, please consider a Trade Show booth at W.E.’s Business Conference May 12th and 13th at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.  Our event attracts high quality attendees.  This is your chance to connect and meet face-to-face with your existing customers or clients and potential new customers or clients.  We have limited Trade Show space, so book your booth early.  

About the Trade Show

Our Opening Night Reception provides ample opportunity for attendees to register and visit vendors while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, beverages, music and our door prize giveaways.  On Friday, our attendees will be given the opportunity to visit exhibitors during our Conference breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon nutritional breaks. Some additional benefits of registering for a trade show booth:

  • W.E. will be promoting the Trade Show throughout Conference, including the participants/businesses
  • Trade Show participants will be featured in the Conference slide show
  • Trade Show participants will have the opportunity to participate in our swag bags by providing an item or a coupon
  • Trade Show participants will have the opportunity to have a draw box at their tables, to encourage/entice attendees to stop by their booth and enter their draw.  


Standard 10 x 10 booth includes power, draping or alternate divisional materials, covered and skirted table, and 2 chairs.




Door Prize Donations

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. invites our membership to provide door prizes to be given away throughout the Conference. Door prizes must have a value between $50-$100 and can be dropped off at the W.E. Office in Regina at 100 - 1919 Rose Street or in Saskatoon at 108 - 502 Cope Way by April 29, 2016. Submissions will be on a first come, first serve basis - please contact us to indicate your interest.






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.

Training Sessions this Month

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Upcoming Training Sessions



  • Monday, May 30 @noon

    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

  • Wednesday, June 15 @noon

    GoForth . . . and Succeed!

    Did you know that 50% – 85% of small businesses will NOT make it to their 5th birthday? Entrepreneurship and small business ownership can be a lonely journey, full of o



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.

Learn More

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

  • Monday, May 30 @ noon

    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

    At the end of the webinar you can also request a copy of the worksheet to get a headstart for our upcoming workshop: Create Facebook Ads That Get Real Results (Saskatoon) (Regina).

    Save your spot here!

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

    Brandi's mission is to make social media fun, easy and effective!

  • Wednesday, June 15 @ noon

    GoForth . . . and Succeed!

    Did you know that 50% – 85% of small businesses will NOT make it to their 5th birthday?

    Entrepreneurship and small business ownership can be a lonely journey, full of obstacles, challenges and risks. However, with the right mindset, preparation, training and support along the way, entrepreneurship and small business ownership can be one of life’s greatest and most rewarding journeys.

    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”.

    This is one webinar you can’t afford to miss!

    RSVP here!

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

    Dr. Leslie McGeough is President and Founder of GoForth Institute, which has delivered Canada’s leading online small business training to over 7,000 entrepreneurs since 2009.

    More recently, Leslie co-founded GoRobos Inc., a mobile-app development company with partner Michael Sikorsky, CEO of Robots & Pencils, Canada’s largest app development company.  Together they create mobile apps that combine educational content with a video gaming experience for students in high school and higher ed in Canada and the US. 

    Leslie is a former professor of entrepreneurship and corporate strategy with the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. She left the security of a regular paycheque in 2009 to solve a national small business education problem and launched Canada’s first online and mobile education for Canadian small business owners. That educational content created an opportunity to build an app, which become a whole new company. Leslie credits her education in business as one of her factors of success in the challenging journey of entrepreneurship.

  • 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

    How to Figure Out Which Social Media Network is Right 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





Recorded Webinars

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Fraiba Jalal & William Kuchapski
    Miller Thomson LLP

  • 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.

    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  

    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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