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Our Workshops

Our workshops are offered to anyone who would like to attend. Our focus is on people who have a business in the Greenstone, Cedar Lake and Parkland areas and are free of charge as part of our commitment to Economic Recovery in response to COVID-19 through our partnership with the Western Economic Diversification Fund.
The workshops are also available for your employees as part of their development.

We hope you join us!

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Workforce Development

VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT - ON CAMERA CONFIDENCE FOR THE NEW FACE TO FACE with Anders Boulanger from Engagify

September 22,  6:00 to 8:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Business has changed and we now have the ability to meet "face to face" with anyone at anytime from anywhere in the world. Technology has advanced, but our communication skills haven't. Join Engagify founder and CEO Anders Boulanger as he teaches you how to look and sound good in virtual calls and feel good while doing it. In this high-engagement webinar, he'll reveal how to "engagify" yourself so that you can present online on-point. 

You'll learn:
•    Basic lighting and sound
•    Do's and Don'ts of virtual meetings
•    The importance of feedback
•    To be confident on this new medium
•    State builders to get you in the zone before you begin
•    How the acronym SAVEU will save you when your meeting lacks engagement

TIME TO "GIG" IN THE ECONOMY with Kimberley Halwas from Infinity Career & Development Counselling

December 2, 6:00 to 8:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom (Rescheduled from October 14th)

Now, more than ever, today’s worker will experience a number of work shifts - from different work roles or jobs to multiple employers, and even complete career changes. The “gig economy” is gaining momentum, and involves intentionally designing a career with several work / job assignments (i.e. part-time; part-year; seasonal; temporary contract, freelance; even full-time with a side hustle). These fuse to meet the work and life goals of an individual, including financial compensation. The trend to “gig” embraces an entrepreneurial career approach that blends paid and unpaid activities – learning (continuous and self-directed education); work (employment, entrepreneurship), volunteerism and leisure time. (Please note that this workshop will not be recorded.)

MINDSET - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE & WELL-BEING with Deri Latimer from Positivity Speaking

November 24, 6:00 to 7:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Your beliefs, both conscious and unconscious, are powerful! Changing even the simplest of them can have a profound impact on nearly every aspect of your life. As an entrepreneur, how YOU see the world will determine how the world experiences you. In this energizing keynote experience, we will explore how your mindset affects your behavior, your relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately, your capacity for happiness and growth. (Please note that this workshop will not be recorded.)

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STARTING A BUSINESS IN MANITOBA with Muriel Dupuis from World Trade Centre Winnipeg

November 22, 6:00 to 7:30 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom (Rescheduled from October 26th)

This workshop is a discussion where participants can have their questions answered about what it takes to start a business in Manitoba. In preparation for this workshop,  participants are requested to watch the video "Starting a Business in Manitoba" which covers the basic requirements you need to consider when starting your own business in Manitoba. Attendees will navigate available resources and services that are there to help them succeed as an entrepreneur. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/OEaz04a0J7w

FROM KITCHEN TO MARKET with Michael Mikulak from Food & Beverage Manitoba

November 4, 6:00 to 7:30 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Have you dreamed about starting a food business? Do you have the killer chocolate chip cookie recipe or BBQ that everyone is always raving about? Maybe you have dabbled, started selling at a local farmers' market, and are wondering what to do next. Learn about taking your food business From Kitchen to Market. Learn about food safety, sustainability, and business planning. Connect with mentors and food processors through the team at Food and Beverage Manitoba. They can help you take the idea from pie in the sky to pie in the store.

BOOKKEEPING with Jodie Romanow from TRU Bookkeeping Services

November 29, 6:00 to 8:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Running a small business is hard work, keeping track of your expenses can be even harder. If you're struggling with keeping your books organized, you'll want to join us for this workshop. Jodie will discuss the steps to organize your books for your small business, discuss the difference between accounting and bookkeeping and share tips for keeping your small business organized!

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CANVA 101 with Charmaine Jennings from Strategic Charm Boutique

July 22, 7:00 to 8:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Let's learn how you can use Canva for your business.  Can you imagine beautiful templates, colours and themes at your fingertips?  No need for constantly purchasing stock images, Canva's library has something for everyone! Learn how to create beautiful and engaging posts, posters, invitations, etc. all with a couple of mouse clicks!

BRAND BASICS with Nicki Bullock from Culture Co.
August 31, 6:30 to 8:30 PM 
Delivered via Zoom

The foundational pieces to creating intentional brands. We discover your brand voice, vision, and target audience. How do fonts, colours, and logo design play a role in your identity?  This 2 hour session will cover the basic elements of any brand. 

MAKE YOUR STORY WORK FOR YOU with Cate Friesen from The Story Source

September 29,  6:00 to 7:30 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

The stories you tell about yourself are powerful. They can lead you to action, profoundly influence your interactions, and inspire others to give you new opportunities. Learn the essential elements of a powerful story, questions that will help you discover your strongest stories, and a winning structure that can take you from elevator pitch to  interview. Leave with the tools to tell a compelling story of who you are and what you have to offer – and make your story work for you.

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN with Coralee Grimm from Culture Co.

October 7, 6:30 to 8:30 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Create an action plan for your great idea. This session helps you turn your ideas into actions. This step-by- step process will help you not only plan, but execute the idea effectively. We will discuss types of campaigns, why they work, and what campaigns are the right fit for your business.

CONTENT & MARKETING CALENDARS with Coralee Grimm from Culture Co.
November 17,  6:30 to 8:30 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Find easy ways to plan and execute content, campaigns, and the organizational planning aspects of your platforms. Using a 30-day planning calendar, you will learn how to effectively plan content and communicate with your audience.

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E-COMMERCE, WEBSITES & SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION with Aaron Newnham from The Marketing Department

October 28, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

HOW TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS ON GOOGLE/HOW TO GENERATE MORE REVIEWS FOR YOUR E-COMMERCE STORE with Aaron Newnham from The Marketing Department

November 8, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

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INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS with Charmaine Jennings from Strategic Charm Boutique

August 17,  7:00 to 8:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Instagram is simply put, not to be ignored. Numbers don’t lie, and Instagram has them! Engagement is typically much higher on this platform, and as a digital marketer using a free service to grow your business, that is a top objective to attract customers and clients towards your brand and offering.

FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGES with Ashleigh Hamm from Create Marketing
October 21, 6:00 to 8:00 PM ~ Delivered via Zoom

Facebook is the largest and still most popular social media channel, providing many different ways for growing and nurturing a community of ideal clients and customers. It gives those marketing their businesses a real chance for success.
 

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