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February Women in Busienss Night

Join us on February 26, 2024,  for an inspiring evening of networking, making new connections and great snacks at the Pass Beer Co.

To Register

We're at it again! If you own a business, work for a business, are a leader in our community or are just looking for a night out connecting with a group of awesome ladies who love talking business, join us for another Women in Business night.

Our friends at Pass Beer Co. will be providing us with some yummy snacks, the talented Wild M Photos will be snapping professional headshots of all your pretty faces, and there will be plenty of fun networking opportunities.

 

Event Date February 26, 2024 - 6:30 pm
Event End Date February 26, 2024 - 9:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00
Location Pass Beer Co., Blairmore

Building a Better Brand Story

Building A Better Brand Story Workshop


Brands can be weird, complicated, and nuanced beasts.

Sometimes, it feels like you have it all figured out and know exactly what your brand will say or do, and then, in the blink of an eye, its off on a bender with their buddy, stumbling around like a milk-drunk baby.

Wait. Do babies, drunk on milk, actually stumble? Probably not, but it’s a pretty great metaphor for any untethered and unfocused brand.


Why should you come to this workshop?

Understanding what your brand is saying and how it’s saying it, is critical to the survival of your business. In this energetic and engaging workshop, you will:

  • Learn to analyze any website to see exactly what the audience sees
  • Learn how to fix it if it’s broken or amplify what’s working
  • Learn the five best ways to tell a memorable brand story
  • Learn the three things your story should never say
  • Leave with a new way of looking at how a business shows up in the world

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Who is this workshop for?

  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to see if what they think they’re saying is actually what they are saying.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to know what their competitors, or role models, are doing.
  • Agencies that want a new way to find and help clients.
Event Date February 27, 2024 - 3:00 pm
Event End Date February 27, 2024 - 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free in Calgary + Virtual
Location ATB Entrepreneur Centre (Calgary + Virtual)

StrikeUP English

It starts with a decision. Decide how you will grow in 2024

https://strikeup.ca/2024-registration/

Decide to StrikeUP together to advance women’s economic empowerment and grow the number of women-owned Canadian businesses.

Decide to StrikeUP together to build capacity within the entrepreneurship ecosystem and close gaps in service and support for women entrepreneurs.

Decide to invest in yourself and grow your business in 2024, gaining access to growth partners, mentorship, and finance

“Women entrepreneurs are raising the bar, breaking glass ceilings, building new bridges and leading Canada’s reopening, recovery and prosperity. StrikeUP is our platform to unite women entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem to learn from one another, work together, and move forward with a united vision and approach for equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth for the future.”


Wendy Curtis

Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC and StrikeUP Founder​

Event Date February 29, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date February 29, 2024 - 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free Webinar
Location Webinar

starting a Business 2

Are you wondering...

How do I start a business?

What paperwork do I need to complete?

Should I incorporate or be a sole proprietor?

Do you know if I need a business plan?

These are common start-up questions we get from entrepreneurs. If it feels a bit overwhelming, you’re not alone!

To Register

You can get answers to your start-up questions during this online group session.

Please submit your question when you register, and we'll answer all questions LIVE. (Questions will remain anonymous.)

We'll also share additional resources and connect you with other Alberta-based women entrepreneurs during round-table introductions.

Register today. Seats are limited!

 

Event Date February 29, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Event End Date February 29, 2024 - 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free Webinar
Location Webinar

Newcomer Entrepreneur Forum

Are you a newcomer entrepreneur looking to turn your business dreams into reality? We'd like you to join us for an informative event tailored just for you. Business Link has partnered with the Alberta Motor Association to deliver this dynamic forum to empower newcomer entrepreneurs like you with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration needed to kickstart your small business venture.

Our panel discussions will help guide you through successfully starting a small business in Alberta. Topics include:

  • Business Registration and Licensing
  • Business Planning
  • Inspiring Newcomer Entrepreneur Stories
  • Accessing Financing

Join us to celebrate newcomer entrepreneurs and explore the roadmap to successfully launching a small business in Alberta. Connect with industry experts and network with a diverse community of like-minded and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Take advantage of this opportunity to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey!

If you have any questions about attending the event, please contact Abdalla Mohamed, Manager of Immigrant Entrepreneur Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 For more information about registering your business, visit Alberta Motor Association Business Registries.

Event Date March 02, 2024 - 9:00 am
Event End Date March 02, 2024 - 2:00 pm
Individual Price $21.00
Location Edmonton EXPO Center- Northwest Ballroom

Business Registration Basics

Are you ready to register your business in Alberta? Join our Education Coordinator, Linda Griffioen, for a 90-minute interactive workshop that will walk you through Alberta's business registration basics.  To Register

In this session, you will learn:

1. The difference between sole proprietorships, partnerships and incorporations

2. How the CRA views each registration

3. The difference between a Business # and a GST#

4. How to choose a name for your business and why it’s not as important as you may think

5. The difference between tradenames and Trademarks

6. The roles and responsibilities of Directors, Officers, and Shareholders in a corporation7. The importance of maintaining current corporate records

Before attending, we recommend viewing our “Business Structures” short video and preparing your questions in advance. Space is limited for this session as it will be an interactive small group workshop format online. Please Note:
This session will be recorded and made available to attendees.

Event Date March 05, 2024 - 10:30 am
Event End Date March 05, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free Webinar
Location Webinar

Bring your business idea to life

Only a few tickets left To Register

Do you have a great idea for a business but aren't sure how to turn it into a profitable business venture? This hands-on workshop will teach you:

  • The basics of what it takes to start and run a business
  • How to create a business model and a plan to launch your business
  • Where to access planning and startup resources
  • How Business Link can help with your next steps

Participants will complete a one-page business outline and have access to additional materials and resources throughout the workshop. Participants are strongly recommended to attend live via desktop or laptop to ensure they can complete materials and interact with the facilitators and other attendees via video and voice. This presentation is being recorded and made available to attendees only. Please Note:
This session will be recorded and made available to attendees.

Event Date March 07, 2024 - 10:30 am
Event End Date March 07, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free Webinar
Location Webinar

Marketing2

There are so many things to know about marketing that it can feel overwhelming for a small business owner. Join Tyler Schmidt and AWE as we explore marketing basics: To Register

  • 4 P's of Marketing
  • Demographics and Psychographics
  • Types of Marketing: Service, B2B, Consumer Behavior, etc.

 Get answers to your marketing and sales questions during this online group session.

Submit your question when registering, and we'll answer all questions LIVE. (Questions will remain anonymous.)

We'll also share additional resources and connect you with other Alberta-based women entrepreneurs during round-table introductions.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Event Date March 07, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Event End Date March 07, 2024 - 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free Webinar
Location Webinar

Market Research for Business success

Back by popular demand, this webinar is created to equip you with the necessary tools to strengthen your business decisions. Market research is instrumental in providing a deep understanding of your industry, competitors, and target market. This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs venturing into the start-up phase, looking for resources, support, and expert direction. To Register

In this interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • To quickly access essential data from various databases to make data-driven decisions.
  • The basics of creating surveys that generate better customer insights and insightful data.
  • How to leverage Business Link’s market research services to dig deeper and get ahead of the competition.
  • This valuable workshop includes resources and worksheets. Please join from a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for the best experience. Participants can use audio during the session, with video capability if desired.
Event Date March 12, 2024 - 10:30 am
Event End Date March 12, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free Webinar
Location Webinar

WorkLife Balance

Are you a small business owner, self-employed, working from home or all of the above?

Join us on March 12th for this half-day (3-hour) workshop that will help you develop skills and tools to make work-life integration work.

Must register by March 8th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date March 12, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Event End Date March 12, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Community Futures Board Room

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