Learning

24

Apr

2017

Understanding Your Financial Statements (Regina)

13:00 - 16:00

Presented by:

Jennifer Smith, Accountant, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

Jennifer's accounting and finance background is long and varied. She has been with W.E. since 2008. Jennifer handles the bookkeeping for W.E. and takes care of our month end and year-end financial reporting. She has a B.Admin from the Univeristy of Regina.

 

Improve your financial skill set  by understanding your financial statements.

When you have your financial statements in front of you, do you know how to interpret what is good and what is bad?

Are you making money or are you in danger?

Unlock your businesses potential by understanding what your statements tell you.

There is more than just the bottom line.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what the bank looks at when it’s looking at you the borrower
  • Understand and be able to calculate your key financial indicating ratios based on your income and balance sheet
  • Determine whether your business can afford it. How to discover your breakeven point and basic cash flow analysis

This session will enable you to translate your financial statements into an understanding of how your business performs and how you can maximize success in the future.

Learn how your business is really doing!

Deadline to register: April 20, 2017
$149 per person / $99 for members

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Learning

 

Webinars

  • Wednesday, January 24 @noon

    Easing the Stress of Terminations

    Dismissing employees is an inevitable responsibility of any manager or business operator. Although this is never an easy task there are things you can do to mitigate your risk

  • Tuesday, February 20 @noon

    How to Leverage Your Personal Facebook Profile for Business

    (without annoying your friends or getting in trouble with Facebook) A Facebook Business Page is a powerful tool for generating leads, awareness, and sales. However, as a smal

 

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Upcoming Webinars

WESK 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, January 24 @ noon

    Easing the Stress of Terminations

    Dismissing employees is an inevitable responsibility of any manager or business operator. Although this is never an easy task there are things you can do to mitigate your risks and make the process less stressful. In this 1-hour webinar, you will:

    • Learn the difference between a with and without cause dismissal
    • Learn what to consider when putting together a severance package
    • Elevate your understanding of what to include in a termination letter and why these letters are important
    • Learn what a legal Release document is and when you need one
    • Gain tips on how to hold an effective termination meeting
    • Understand what you need to do to avoid unexpected legal costs

     

    RSVP!

    Presenter: Genelle Payant
    Spark People Solutions
     

  • Tuesday, February 20 @ noon

    How to Leverage Your Personal Facebook Profile for Business

    (without annoying your friends or getting in trouble with Facebook)

    A Facebook Business Page is a powerful tool for generating leads, awareness, and sales. However, as a small business owner or entrepreneur, it's only natural for you to want to talk about business with your personal contacts on Facebook.

    Worried that you might do something you're not supposed to? Concerned that you might be driving your Facebook friends crazy with your posts? Wondering what the best practices are?

    In this webinar we'll cover 3 key areas for using your personal Facebook profile:

    - how to boost your business posts without getting in trouble with Facebook
    - how to promote your business without annoying your friends
    - how to make your personal profile business-ready

    RSVP!

    Brandi Good
    BLG Business Solutions

 

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Learning

Recorded Webinars

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

  • Reputation Management

    Definition: is the practice of attempting to shape public perception of a person or organization by influencing online information about that entity.

    Reputation management is the process of identifying what other people are saying or feeling about your business; and taking steps to ensure that the general consensus is in line with your goals.

    This webinar covers:

    • What is Reputation Management
    • How to use Reputation Management to get found on Google
    • How Reputation Management Wins Friends and Influences People
    • How to Respond to Reviews
    • How to improve Search Engine Optimization with Reputation Management

    Presenter: Barb McGrath 
    Above the Fold Canada

  • Tax Deductible Business Expenses

    In this webinar includes:

    • expenses that are eligible to claim on a business tax return for both incorporated and non-incorporated businesses,
    • details about specific expenses, including Business Use of Home Expenses and Vehicle Expenses,
    • the difference between capital asset purchases and expenses,
    • the timing of reporting expenses based on the accrual method,
    • and how to account for personal portions of certain expenses.

    Presenter: Natalie Styles 
    Styles Accounting

  • The World is Open for Business – YOUR Business

    Saskatchewan has a robust and growing domestic market. But if you want to grow and diversify your business, exporting outside our borders may be your next STEP.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:

    • the basics of exporting,  
    • what it takes to become a successful exporter,
    • what are the benefits of doing business on the international stage?

    You’ll also receive an overview of the key export support resources and partners that can help you get ready to go global. 

    Are you ready to export? 

    Presenter: Chris Dekker
    Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership

  • Provincial Sales Tax - What You Need to Know

    Most business owners understand their responsibility to collect PST on goods sold to customers but did you know that your PST obligations extend beyond this requirement? 

    Depending on the nature of your business and industry, you may be affected by the obligation to self-assess tax, track manufacturing overhead, or collect tax on the services provided to your customers.

    This webinar provides:

    • an overview of your business’ obligations regarding PST
    • examples of how to properly apply PST
    • potential consequences if an audit were to be conducted.

    All businesses with a presence in Saskatchewan are required to be registered with the Ministry of Finance and may be subject to audit at any time. 

    "As a PST consultant and former PST auditor, I look forward to presenting this webinar and potentially assisting you in the success of your business in the future!” - Christy

    Presenter: Christy Weise
    Specialized PST Consultant
    christyweise.com

  • How to Create a Basic Social Media Policy

    Have you ever:

    • Had employees or consultants unsure of what to do (or not to do) on social media?
    • Had to pass your social media activity to another person?
    • Had someone post something to your business account that made you wince and not know how to respond?
    • Had staff use their personal social media accounts to discuss business activities?

    If you answered YES to any of these, then you need a policy! But don't worry - your policy doensn't have to fill a 3-inch binder and be full of legalese - it can be as simple and straightforward as you need it to be.

    Presenter: Brandi Good
    Social Media Trainer & Coach
    BLG Business Solutions

  • Fraud Prevention: Scams, Shams, and Flim Flams

    Using humour, and storytelling from his 27 years as a police officer, Sgt. Brian Trainor will peel back the layers of the “fraud onion” exposing the stink for what it is. You can keep your personal assets safe, as well as your business secure... if you know what to look and listen for. This one hour webinar will teach you how to spot the fraud! This is one of the most important hours you will ever spend in your life. Do not miss this opportunity to learn how not to get taken by the scammers because they are actively looking for you, your name, and money - personal or business!

    Presented by: Sgt. Brian Trainor, Community Education Consultant, Trainor Communications

  • Small Business Technology Tips to Save You Time and Money

    Technology can be a small business owner’s best friend. It can help you work more efficiently, find more customers, and save money while doing it.

    In this 1-hour webinar Katrina will share with us her insights into areas where technology can help your small business become more profitable and productive, all while saving you time and money.

    Areas of focus will include technology products for: 

    social media content scheduling for optimized ROI
    employee time tracking and scheduling
    minimizing the time spent scheduling meetings

     

    Presented by Katrina German, katrinagerman.com

  • Your Brand: More than just your logo!

    To some, the words brand and logo are interchangeable. While your company or organization’s logo is an integral part of your brand, your brand actually extends far beyond that visual representation and right into the day-to-day interactions between your company and your customers. In short: a brand is the promise you make to your customer of what they can expect to experience from your products and services. Your brand also fuels your mission, tagline and core messaging, which in turn feeds your web copy, marketing, print collateral and more. This presentation will discuss brand strategy and developing your brand.

     

    Presented by:
    Jess Paul
  • Leasing Space? What a Business Owner Needs to Consider

    Looking to lease a space or renewing your existing lease? Marla has all the information you need to know in a one-hour webinar!

    The cost associated with leasing space is often a company’s second largest expenditure next to wages and benefits. Gain an understanding of the important factors to consider when going through the process of looking for space, negotiating commercial terms, and signing a final lease document.

    Do you know…
           How much space you really need?
           What is a competitive rental rate?
           What lease clauses you need to be wary of?
           What the difference is between a Net Lease and a Gross Lease?
           What a “Gross-Up Factor” is?

    Find out the answers to these questions and more and be better prepared when it comes time to sign on the bottom line.

    Presented by:
    Marla Sluzalo
  • Jazz Up Your Social Media with FREE Tools!

    Did you know you can use everyday tools - like power point- to make kick-ass social media images?

    Join Heather Pinay, founder of Authentically: Business & Life Solutions for an empowering, value-packed lunch-hour webinar where you will learn some ways to jazz up your brand on social media.

    1. Quick design dos & don'ts

    2. Heather's favourite free-image treasure spots

    3. How to design your images in PowerPoint (who knew!!)

  • Advertising 101

    Advertising is often an overwhelming area of business.

    Business owners often don’t know how to use advertising, which advertising works, how to budget for it, or how to ensure they get a return on investment.

    Daria will give an insider’s look at how advertising really works,  how to use it to your advantage, and other points you may not have heard before.

    If you are advertising or considering advertising at some point, this session is for you.

    Presented by:

    Daria Malin
  • Tax Tips for Small Business

    Paying tax is inevitable. However, you do have some control over how much tax you pay. It’s a matter of knowing your deductions and being organized.

    At this webinar you’ll learn:

    • Expenses you can write-off.
    • How to keep good books.
    • Pros and Cons of Incorporating.
    • “How to compensate yourself.” (remuneration options i.e. wage, dividend) 

    Why not maximize your savings and keep more money in your pocket?

    Click here for webinar slides.

    Presented by:
    Roxanne Olynyk
    MNP LLP
    http://www.mnp.ca/

  • 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!

    Click here for Webinar slides.

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

     

  • Using iPhone Photography & Videos Effectively on Instagram

    Make the most of the fastest growing social network, Instagram with pointers on using your iPhone.

    Using simple yet effective video and imagery you can create your brand personality and connect with your audience.

    You will learn:

    • how to compose a photo or video
    • useful tools to make your imagery and video more appealing
    • effective audience building tools
    Presented by:
    Frank Collins
  • Accountants & Bookkeepers – One and the Same?

    As a small business owner have you asked yourself…

    • Why do I need a Bookkeeper?
    • Do I need an Accountant if I already have a Bookkeeper?
    • What is the difference between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper.  Don’t they do the same things?

    It can be confusing and stressful to find the financial team your business needs to succeed. You may be new to business and trying to go it alone and do all the work yourself or perhaps you have been running your business a while and need some help and insight.  Either way this Webinar could be just the ticket.

    Click here for webinar slides.

    Presented by:
    Natalie Styles, CPA, CGA
    Styles Accounting & Tax Services

  • W.E. Membership Directory - Connector App Demo

    W.E. is excited to announce that we have launched our member directory! This will allow you to connect with fellow members in our network and support other entrepreneurs. The member directory is accessible to the public to promote your business to the community.

    If you are a W.E Member and you wish to be added to the directory, please submit your business details here.

    Please contact our office at info@wesk.ca or call 1-844-900-9375 for any questions or concerns.

     
  • Personal Brand: Keeping it Personal

    Personal Branding plays a big role in the world of the entrepreneur.  And while there are many tips and tricks out there on WHAT you should be doing to show your brand to the world, there is a lack of focus on developing the most important part of that brand: the YOU part.

    Take-aways and topics covered:

    • Defining what a successful personal brand is
    • The importance of a personal mission, vision and values
    • How to develop your authentic personal brand
    Presented by:
    Paula Haubrich
     
  • Mastering the Digital Landscape

    How your brand is managed in the digital world is just as important as how it is managed in the physical plane, maybe more so. 

    In this webinar, we'll look at how the sales cycle has changed with the introduction of the "Zero Moment of Truth", and explore the 4 pillars of managing your digital presence: social media, listings, reviews and website. 

    We'll give you information on the tools available to conquer the digital realm.

    Take-aways:

    • Tips for social media management
    • Advice on how to respond to reviews
    • Pointers for a successful website
    Presented by:
    Frank Collins
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

Events

  • 15

    Dec 2017

    The most successful people in business are well connected and opportunities find them...

    more..
  • 16

    Jan 2018

    Sweet Success 2017 is a redesigned and rebranded signature event of WESK. The event i...

    more..
 

Learning

Call for Presenters

WESK is currently seeking presenters to offer workshops and webinars in various topics that will develop the competencies, knowledge and technical skills of women entrepreneurs who are starting and growing their businesses.

If you are interested in delivering a workshop and/or webinar with WESK, we invite you to submit a proposal.

Please note, due to the high volume of presentation proposals we receive, presentations are selected based upon the topic, relevance and demand.

Presentation Format and Time Frame

 

Webinars

One hour in length and delivered during the lunch hour (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Workshops

1-2 hours, ½ day, or full day in length. Sessions are delivered in the mornings, afternoons or evenings at the WESK offices (Saskatoon and/or Regina).

Proposal Requirements

- Professional biography;
- Presentation format: workshop and/or webinar;
- Title, description with learning objectives;
- Delivery time frame;
- Fees; and
- Equipment and material requirements.

Proposal Submission

Please email your proposal submission to:

Diane Souillet, Training Coordinator, dsouillet@wesk.ca

 

Events

Events this Month

  • 15

    Dec 2017

    WESK Meets (Saskatoon)

    10:00 - 11:30

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  • 16

    Jan 2018

    Sweet Success Estevan

    17:00 - 20:00

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  • 30

    Jan 2018

    Sweet Success Swift Current

    17:00 - 20:00

    Sweet Success 2017 is a redesigned and rebranded signature event of WESK. The event is intended to inspire and educate entrepreneurial women to succeed in business. Local more..

  • 01

    Feb 2018

    Build your Business Saskatchewan & Beyond (Saskatoon)

    17:00 - 20:00

    Build your Business Saskatchewan & Beyond There is a world of opportunities out there for your Saskatchewan Business. Join WESK and STEP as they proudly feature three more..

  • 07

    Feb 2018

    Sweet Success Weyburn

    17:00 - 20:00

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Learning

 

Webinars

  • Wednesday, January 24 @noon

    Easing the Stress of Terminations

    Dismissing employees is an inevitable responsibility of any manager or business operator. Although this is never an easy task there are things you can do to mitigate your risk

  • Tuesday, February 20 @noon

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Recorded Webinars

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Sweet Success 2017/18

 

Sweet Success 2017 is a redesigned and rebranded signature event of WESK. The event is intended to inspire and educate entrepreneurial women to succeed in business. Three successful female entrepreneurs will share their stories and journey of challenges and accomplishments. Providing personal, powerful and insightful tips for business growth, the event offers a platform for networking and connecting with other peers, entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Warman - Wednesday October 25, 2017
The Legends Golf Club, 415 Clubhouse Boulevard E, Warman, SK

Featuring:
Haylie Lashta, owner of 
Warman Physiotherapy & Wellness
Gloria Simoes, owner of De'Amore Boutique
Marlene Bashutsky, owner of Mar's Mini GolfRegina - Wednesday November 8, 2017
Hotel Saskatchewan, 2125 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK

Featuring:
Brandi Good, owner of 
BLG Business Solutions
Heather Pinay, owner of Authentically, Business & Life Solutions
Lynn Armstrong, founder & owner of Lynear Thinkin Strategy and Communications and  ZÖE Shoes, and reimagineer of SKY MagazineHumboldt - Wednesday November 29, 2017 - Cancelled.
Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery, 601 Main Street, Humboldt, SK

Featuring:
Olivia Coffyne, owner of 
Diamonds of Detroit
Patti Durand, Prairie View Properties

Estevan - Tuesday January 16, 2018
Woodlawn Golf Course, 3km South on Hwy 47, Estevan, SK

Featuring:
Brady Johnson, CEO of Encompass Fitness
Swift Current - Wednesday January 30, 2018
Lyric Theatre, 227 Central Ave N, Swift Current, SK

Featuring:
Poppy Parsons, Owner of Smart Flowers
Weyburn - Wednesday February 7, 2018
McKenna Hall, 317 3rd St NE, Weyburn, SK

Featuring:
Andria Brady, 
Executive Director of Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Corp. and Owner of Harvest Pie Company

Get your tickets today!

Warman  |  Regina  |  Humboldt  |  Estevan  |  Swift Current  |  Weyburn

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Phone:306-477-7173
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Phone:306-359-9732
Fax:306-359-9739

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