AWE Connect: Ways to Achieve Business Growth, Edmonton
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

AWE Connect: Ways to Achieve Business Growth, Edmonton


Let’s connect! On February 26th AWE is hosting an evening of entrepreneurial learning and networking in Edmonton.

Whether it’s opening a new location, adding new products or services, or expanding into new markets, there are many ways to grow a business. Join us for a panel discussion as three local entrepreneurs share how they grew their businesses and the lessons they learned along the way.

Networking will follow after the panel discussion along with light refreshments. Meet women entrepreneurs, AWE staff, and other partner organizations who can help support you as a business owner.

Panelists:

  • Faith Grant, Rejuvenation Health Services

  • Tegan Martin-Drysdale, RedBrick Group of Companies

  • Nicole Matos, Rivet Management

Price: $15 + GST and applicable fees

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Mar
1
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On March 1, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program

  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply

  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  5. How AWE’s loan program differs from other lenders

  6. Application process

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NextStep to Success Business Planning Series for Indigenous Women, Calgary
Mar
6
to Mar 21

NextStep to Success Business Planning Series for Indigenous Women, Calgary

This program offers expertise and guidance on creating the key parts of a business plan. Sessions will include success stories, real life examples, and discussion on starting a business, operations, marketing, finance, and what to do once the business plan is ready.

8 Sessions 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Dates: March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Location: 2540 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

Register by March 1, 2019 by contacting Bev Latter at 403-886-3490 or bev.latter@awebusiness.com

Sessions

  1. Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

  2. Marketing Planning

  3. Operations Planning

  4. Financial Planning Part 1

  5. Financial Planning Part 2

  6. I Have a Business Plan, Now What?

  7. Bringing it All Together

  8. Working Session

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary
Mar
25
to Mar 27

Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: March 25, 2019

  • Marketing Plan: March 26, 2019

  • Financial Plan: March 27, 2019

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Secrets to Creating Revenue from Your Commercial Space, Calgary
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

Secrets to Creating Revenue from Your Commercial Space, Calgary

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with Rivet Management to bring you this session.

Are you a business owner with a commercial space? Join us for our upcoming workshop as we reveal the secrets you need to know in order to create revenue from your space!

You’ll learn:

  • How you can maximize your dollars

  • How you can create a space that both you and your customers love

  • How to increase your overall revenue while providing an awesome experience

Pricing and Details:

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: District Ventures: 2540 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

Price: $39 + tax and fees

Please bring with you photos of your current space to receive feedback specific to your business.

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PeerSpark Info Session Webinar
Feb
15
11:30 AM11:30

PeerSpark Info Session Webinar

AWE's PeerSpark™ program is designed to help you learn, build, and implement business growth strategies and tactics with a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs. The program offers business coaching in a safe and supportive environment of other women entrepreneurs who are focused on growing their ventures. 

Ready to learn more? Join us at our webinar! On February 15 from 11:30am - 12:00pm, we are hosting a PeerSpark™ Info Session via webinar with AWE Business Advisor, Jenifer Horvath. We'll walk you through: 

  1. What Is PeerSpark™?

  2. Program Benefits

  3. How does PeerSpark™ work?

  4. Past participant experience

  5. Next Steps

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Founders vs. Funders: The Battle for Startup Capital
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Founders vs. Funders: The Battle for Startup Capital

One of the most challenging aspects of starting a business is securing funding. There are plenty of options out there for entrepreneurs, but getting the amount of capital you need when you need it can feel like a battle.

Join us the evening of February 13 to witness the first “duelling panel” between entrepreneurs, investors and lenders for startup capital. The founders will be sharing how bank loans, private equity, venture capital and bootstrapping brought their company success while the funders will be sharing what they look for before they cut a cheque. You’ll learn firsthand what strategies can help you win your own fight for capital to start and grow your business. The duelling panel will be followed by a musical performance of two duelling pianos and a networking hour to connect with other event attendees.

This event is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to hear all sides about the different ways to fund their startup and witness in real time the fight for which source of capital is best. Please join us for an evening of inspiration, entertainment and networking!

Food and drinks will be served and there will be a cash bar (you'll get one free drink ticket!)

Please note: this event is hosted by TEC Edmonton. For any questions related to the event, please contact events@tecedmonton.com directly

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AWE Connect: Ways to Achieve Business Growth, Calgary
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

AWE Connect: Ways to Achieve Business Growth, Calgary

Let’s connect! On February 6th AWE is hosting an evening of entrepreneurial learning and networking in Calgary.

Whether it’s opening a new location, adding new products or services, or expanding into new markets, there are many ways to grow a business. Join us for a panel discussion as three local entrepreneurs share how they grew their businesses and the lessons they learned along the way.

Networking will follow after the panel discussion along with light refreshments. Meet women entrepreneurs, AWE staff, and other partner organizations who can help support you as a business owner.

Panelists:

  • Shashi Behl, Twisted Goods & Joydrop

  • Ann Zee, Holistic Institute of Health & Fertility

Price: $15 + GST and applicable fees

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary
Feb
5
to Feb 7

Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: February 5, 2019

  • Marketing Plan: February 6, 2019

  • Financial Plan: February 7, 2019

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Jan
30
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On January 30, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program

  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply

  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  5. How AWE’s loan program differs from other lenders

  6. Application process

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Secrets to Creating Revenue from Your Commercial Space, Edmonton
Jan
24
1:00 PM13:00

Secrets to Creating Revenue from Your Commercial Space, Edmonton

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with Rivet Management to bring you this session.

Are you a business owner with a commercial space? Join us for our upcoming workshop as we reveal the secrets you need to know in order to create revenue from your space!

You’ll learn:

  • How you can maximize your dollars

  • How you can create a space that both you and your customers love

  • How to increase your overall revenue while providing an awesome experience

Pricing and Details:

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Melton Building: 301 10310 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Price: $39 + tax and fees

Please bring with you photos of your current space to receive feedback specific to your business.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Edmonton
Jan
21
to Jan 23

Let's Start Your Business Plan, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: January 21

  • Marketing Plan: January 22

  • Financial Plan: January 23

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Digitally Solid, Red Deer
Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Digitally Solid, Red Deer

Digitally Solid is a 6-month digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to become more effective and productive, using strategy and technology.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • a clear digital brand

  • a digital marketing plan

  • a collection of tools to make digital marketing easier

  • optimized your digital platforms (website, email, landing pages)

  • refined your social profiles (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube)

  • written a content marketing strategy

  • scheduled a publishing/ editorial calendar

  • built targeted digital advertisements

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary
Jan
7
to Jan 9

Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: January 7, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: January 8, 2018

  • Financial Plan: January 9, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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The Basics of Bookkeeping, Edmonton
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

The Basics of Bookkeeping, Edmonton

Understanding how to perform basic bookkeeping duties will help you to track and analyze the transactions taking place within your business - the first step is to learn about them!

In this session we will take you through:

  • What is bookkeeping?

  • Why is it important to the success of your business?

  • Understand basic accounts, the debit/credit system, and how they affect your financial statements

  • How to track company transactions with use of a small business example

  • The purpose of bank reconciliations in your business

  • How to perform one using a small business example

Understanding basic bookkeeping duties better will help you maintain accuracy in your financial statements and information needed for tax obligations. In addition, improve your confidence as you make decisions about growing your business and improving profitability.

Price
$29.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Nov
30
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On November 30, 2018 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program

  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply

  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  5. How AWE’s loan program differs from other lenders

  6. Application process

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Digitally Solid, Calgary
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Digitally Solid, Calgary

Digitally Solid is a 6-month digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to become more effective and productive, using strategy and technology.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • a clear digital brand

  • a digital marketing plan

  • a collection of tools to make digital marketing easier

  • optimized your digital platforms (website, email, landing pages)

  • refined your social profiles (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube)

  • written a content marketing strategy

  • scheduled a publishing/ editorial calendar

  • built targeted digital advertisements

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Money Side of Business and Getting Money: What Lenders & Investors Want, Edmonton
Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Money Side of Business and Getting Money: What Lenders & Investors Want, Edmonton

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) & Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a 2 part learning session on financial information for business owners.

The Money Side of Business

This is an advanced session explaining the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner, including budget creation and monitoring, cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning/ forecasting, and trend analysis.

Outline:

• What’s financial management?|
• What tools can help operate my business? 
• How do I determine if a product is profitable? 
• What’s my most profitable product? 
• Who are my most profitable customers? 
• Why do I need a budget? 
• How do I create and use a budget? 
• What reports do I need? 
• How do I tell where my business is heading?

Learning Objectives:

• To be able to use financial management tools to evaluate their business and make informed financial decisions

Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want

This session explains to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

Outline:

• Why will I need additional financing and capital? 
• What are the typical sources for financing? 
• What are the advantages and disadvantages? 
• How are lenders and investors different? 
• Why do I need a business plan and how do I create one? 
• What are leverage ratios and how should I use them? 
• How do leverage ratios vary between business types? 
• How do lenders look at my business?

Learning Objectives:

• To understand how a bank or investor will evaluate their business and the steps necessary for the owner to get their financial statements and business plans in order for presentation to lenders and investors.

Time

8:00 am to 9:00 am for The Money Side of Business;

9:00 am to 9:15 am for optional networking/break

9:15 to 10:15 for the Getting Money, What Lenders and Investors Want 

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees. Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

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Let's Start Your Business Plan - Workshop Series, Edmonton
Nov
27
to Nov 29

Let's Start Your Business Plan - Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: November 27, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: November 28, 2018

  • Financial Plan: November 29, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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The Ultimate Product Launch, Edmonton
Nov
22
8:30 AM08:30

The Ultimate Product Launch, Edmonton

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton to bring:

The Ultimate Product Launch

What if you could harness the same power that giants like Apple, Amazon, and Nike use every day to build excitement and anticipation for their new products? You can, even if you are just starting out or an established company. Every new product or service deserves the energy and sales momentum of a scientific, structured, product launch. Do this properly, and you are more apt to build the anticipation and desire necessary to generate instant demand upon release.

Here is some of what you will learn:

  • Why the real secret to a powerful product launch is not in the actual launch itself

  • The top reasons new launches fail

  • Understanding the core motives of your target market

  • The purpose of building a lead magnet

  • How to construct a “tripwire” offer

  • How to create your value ladder

  • Creating the launch schedule: tips, tricks, and traps

  • Executing the Launch

  • Post Launch – Critical post steps to follow

Workshop length: 3 hours

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Digitally Solid, Edmonton
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Digitally Solid, Edmonton

Digitally Solid is a 6-month digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to become more effective and productive, using strategy and technology.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • a clear digital brand

  • a digital marketing plan

  • a collection of tools to make digital marketing easier

  • optimized your digital platforms (website, email, landing pages)

  • refined your social profiles (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube)

  • written a content marketing strategy

  • scheduled a publishing/ editorial calendar

  • built targeted digital advertisements

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary
Nov
6
5:15 PM17:15

Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: November 6, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: November 7, 2018

  • Financial Plan: November 8, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Will it Fly? How to Determine if Clients Will Buy Before You Build, Edmonton
Nov
1
8:30 AM08:30

Will it Fly? How to Determine if Clients Will Buy Before You Build, Edmonton

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton to bring:

Will it Fly? How to Determine if Clients Will Buy Before You Build

Even before building your product or service, savvy entrepreneurs will test their ideas in as many ways possible to validate the marketplace demand. Much like designing a jet aircraft, engineers will spend a considerable amount of time testing the aerodynamics of the design before building the plane. This validation process allows them to understand the forces that will naturally lift or buffet the aircraft.

New entrepreneurs can do the same thing through simple market validation techniques. Join us for this three-hour introduction to some of the primary methods.

You will:

  • Become familiar with the major market validation techniques, including using free and paid internet tools such as:

  • Google Search

  • Google Keyword Planner

  • Amazon

  • Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn

  • Moz

  • Buzz Sumo

  • Surveys and Intercepts

  • Build a Keyword Ecosystem to Determine the Current Trends around your Product’s Place and fit

  • Learn from Case Studies of Successful Product Launches

Workshop length: 3 hours

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Oct
30
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On October 30, 2018 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program

  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply

  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  5. How AWE’s loan program differs from other lenders

  6. Application process

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Let's Start Your Business Plan - Workshop Series, Edmonton
Oct
22
to Oct 24

Let's Start Your Business Plan - Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: October 22, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: October 23, 2018

  • Financial Plan: October 24, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Strategic Marketing - Making sure your marketing tactics align with your business strategy, Beaumont
Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Strategic Marketing - Making sure your marketing tactics align with your business strategy, Beaumont

Strategic marketing identifies and utilizes an organization’s competitive advantage in its current and future markets, to determine the best resource allocation and activities – to create mutually beneficial value for itself and its customers.

This workshop is being facilitated by AWE's Jenifer Horvath. The session uses a participative approach to learning, through a blend of marketing frameworks, case studies, and best practices – which will help produce a solid marketing strategy for business growth. 

Please note: this event is hosted by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. For any questions related to the event, please contact info@beaumontchamber.ca directly.

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Brunch and Brand, Edmonton
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Brunch and Brand, Edmonton

"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Taking the time to define and differentiate your brand is crucial before moving ahead with any marketing iniatives. Your brand is more than a logo or tagline, it's who you are and what you want your company to be known for.

Join us in this two hour interactive session with Simplified Social as we cover:

  • Defining your brand;

  • Building your brand promise and personality;

  • Brand positioning; and

  • Communicating your brand and the various channels to do so.

A light breakfast will be provided. All participants will receive take home materials including workbooks, presenter's slides and follow-up support.

Please note: this event is in partnership with Simplified Social. For any questions related to the event, please contact hello@simplifiedsocial.ca directly.

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BizConnections YEG: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Edmonton
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

BizConnections YEG: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Edmonton

Join Business Link, Futurpreneur Canada and BDC for a facilitated panel discussion, networking reception and the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and funders. AWE Board Member Angela Richardson will be participating on this panel.

Please note: this event is hosted by Business Link. For any questions related to the event, please contact AskUs@businesslink.ca directly.

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BizConnections YYC: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Calgary
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

BizConnections YYC: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Calgary

Join Business Link, Futurpreneur Canada and BDC for a facilitated panel discussion, networking reception and the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and funders. AWE Board Member Wendy Coombs will be participating on this panel.

Please note: this event is hosted by Business Link. For any questions related to the event, please contact AskUs@businesslink.ca directly.

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Building Your Brand on LinkedIn
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Building Your Brand on LinkedIn

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with Simplified Social to bring a series of social media workshops to entrepreneurs.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for any professional. Whether you are a job seeker, business owner or marketer, LinkedIn is for you. In this two hour workshop we will cover the following:

  • How to optimize your LinkedIn personal profile;
  • How to optimize your LinkedIn business page;
  • What content to post on LinkedIn; and
  • How to set-up and manage advertising on LinkedIn.

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to get real-time advice on their own LinkedIn pages. Please bring a computer with you to get the most out of this workshop.

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees. Includes two hour workshop, slide deck, follow-up support.

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AWE Connect, Calgary
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

AWE Connect, Calgary

Let’s connect! On September 27th join AWE for an evening of entrepreneurial networking in Calgary. Meet other women entrepreneurs, AWE staff, and other partner organizations who can help support you as a business owner.

Phoebe Fung, Founder and Owner at Vin Room, will be joining us to share her share her story and her experiences as a woman business owner.

There will be snacks from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

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AWE Connect, Edmonton
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

AWE Connect, Edmonton

Let’s connect! On September 25th join AWE for an evening of entrepreneurial networking in Edmonton. Meet other women entrepreneurs, AWE staff, and other partner organizations.

Lori Pecorilli, President of Latium Group of Companies, will be joining us to share her story and her experiences as a woman business owner.

There will be snacks from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Sep
17
to Sep 19

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: September 17, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: September 18, 2018
  • Financial Plan: September 19, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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