Events

14

Mar

2016

Succession Planning: Everyone’s Business (Saskatoon)

16:30 - 19:30

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, Raj Manek Mentorship Program, and Deloitte are partnering to offer a session of dynamic conversation on March 14th. This 3-hour session is designed for the business owner positioned for SUCCESSION PLANNING

You will hear from a panel of reputable, stellar Saskatchewan entrepreneurs who will discuss their journey and share nuggets for growth and succession planning. 

Location: Prairieland Park
Cost: FREE

Please register by Tuesday, March 8.

Panelists: 

Colin Biblow, Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management on our Panel
Marion Ghiglione, Handy Special Events, Saskatchewan’s largest independent rental company
Jack Brodsky, Former Co-owner of the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League
Raj Manek, Jr., Owner of Odyssey Chartered Accountant, and Advisor and Partner in Arlow Alliance Professional Corporation
Regan Reineke, Senior Manager, Deloitte Private, Tax
Mark Dollan, Owner of WMCZ Lawyers, practicing in Succession Planning, Business Law, Corporate Finance, IP, and Residential & Commercial Property

Agenda:

4:30pm -  Networking/Appetizers (Cash Bar)
5:15pm - Opening Remarks and Introductions - Kent Smith-Windsor
5:25pm - Introduction by Panel Moderator
5:30pm - Discussion by Colin Biblow, RBC Wealth Management
5:35pm - Sale to third party - Jack Brodsky
5:55pm - Sale to family members - Marion Ghiglione
6:15pm - Sale to employees - Jack Brodsky and Marion Ghiglione
6:30pm - Q & A
7:00pm - Closing Remarks

Click here or use the form below to register.

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2016 Sweet Success

Sweet Success is back for another year and you don’t want to miss it!

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. is taking its signature event Sweet Success to 6 communities across the province this fall. 

Join W.E. and its partners; Clarence Campeau Development Fund, Community Futures, the Warman Chamber of Commerce, and the Martensville Chamber of Commerce as we showcase and celebrate successful women entrepreneurs in our province. 

Hear their stories and be inspired as they talk candidly about the challenges and barriers they faced in business and how they overcame those obstacles on the road to entrepreneurial success. 

Enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and decadent desserts as you network with other like-minded W.E. members, our partners and the business community.

We look forward to seeing you!

Prince Albert  |  Saskatoon  |   Warman  |  Swift Current  |  Regina  |  Weyburn

 

 

 

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Prince Albert


Time: 5-8pm
Location: Travelodge Hotel (directions)
Cost: $20 members / $25 public

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Time: 5-8pm
Location: The Legends Golf Course (directions)
Cost: $20 members* / $25 public

*Includes W.E., Warman Chamber, and Martensville Chamber members

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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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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

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    The BBB reviews organization/business details to help buyers make informed decisions.  Can buyers do this themselves?  You betcha...takes some time, though, and you may need to dig a little.  i.e. corporate registry, municipal licensing, professional licensing, website privacy rules & a bunch of ethical standards, too.

    Why not go to the BBB?  They do it all for you!  Look for the seal.  Found it?  well that little logo means the BBB has already verified some 13 legal and ethical requirements (and they review it every year). 

    • Customer reviews?  got that, too, (positive, neutral and negative) and the star ratings are used with Google Analytics to improve the search.
    • Complaints? we have an on-line mediation process and arbitrators, too, to help you resolve issues quicker.  Better yet, we'll help you to  prevent them.
    • Scams?  yep, we have a ScamTracker heat map that records victim statements for the consumer to search and assists law enforcement.
    • Ethics? yep, we got that, too.  Workshops and an on-line course.

    Come hear why you should be an accredited business.

    RSVP here!

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    Chief Executive Officer
     
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    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
    President
    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.

 

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Recorded Webinars

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

  • 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.

    Presented by: 
    Genelle Payant, CHRP
    Spark People Solutions

  • 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. 

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

  • 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!

    Presented by:
    Brandi Good
    BLG Business Solutions

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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