Let's Start Your Business Plan - 1 Day Session, Calgary
Jun
18
9:15 AM09:15

Let's Start Your Business Plan - 1 Day Session, Calgary

If you have a specific business idea, or you’ve been in business for a few years but have never written a business plan, this series is for you. This session introduces you to the essential components of a good business plan. It will help you move forward in your business with confidence starting with learning how to conduct informative marketing research for your business, outlining a basic marketing strategy to reach your best customer, and exploring how to create financial plans that will support business viability.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.


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Loan Info Session Webinar
Jun
20
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 June 20th, 2019 from 11:30-12:00, we will walk you through:

  • What is the AWE Loan Program

  • Basic eligibility to apply

  • What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  • What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  • How AWE’s loan program differs from other lenders

  • Application process

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Business Plan Overview Webinar
Jun
20
12:30 PM12:30

Business Plan Overview Webinar

Need to start a business plan but have no idea what to include? In this webinar, we will outline the key areas that you need to consider when developing a well-rounded business plan.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • the most essential sections to include in a business plan

  • the importance of doing research for your industry, competition and customer

  • what details should be included in your marketing plan

  • how to format your financial plan

We will also discuss resources that can be used if you need additional help building out your business plan.

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Let’s Start Your Business Plan Workshop Series, Edmonton
Jun
10
to Jun 12

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 3 day, “Let’s Start Your Business Plan” series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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 PLS-Money Side of Business and Getting Money: What Lenders & Investors Want CGY- Financial Session
Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

PLS-Money Side of Business and Getting Money: What Lenders & Investors Want CGY- Financial Session

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.

 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.

Price

$39 + GST and applicable fees.

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AWE Awards Reception
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

AWE Awards Reception

Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! Please join us in recognizing some outstanding business women in our province at this year's AWE Awards reception on May 14.

The event will be hosted at the Edmonton Expo Centre where we will spotlight all of the finalists’ stories and announce the winners of this year’s awards including Emerging Entrepreneur, Emerging Innovator, Upsurge Entrepreneur and Celebration of Achievement Award.

Your ticket purchase includes:

  • Entry to the celebration of Alberta’s most exceptional entrepreneurs

  • Networking opportunities with leaders in Alberta’s business community

  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

  • Chance to win door prizes

Price

Individual Ticket: $39.99 + GST and fees

Combo Ticket - Learning Day and AWE Awards Reception: $159.99 + GST and fees

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AWE Learning Day: Sparking Solutions
May
14
8:00 AM08:00

AWE Learning Day: Sparking Solutions

Join us at Learning Day: Sparking Solutions, a full-day learning event focused on bringing together entrepreneurial thinkers. Tap into the collective brain and experiences of the entrepreneurs around you as we work through challenges and create solutions together.

At Learning Day you will:

  • Expand your tool kit through solution-focused workshops

  • Connect with like-minded women entrepreneurs and the business community

  • Learn best practices from the AWE community

Price

$129.00 + GST and fees

Combo Ticket - AWE Awards Reception and Learning Day: $159.99 + GST and fees

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Money Side of Business and Getting Money: What Lenders & Investors Want, Edmonton
May
8
9:30 AM09:30

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.


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.

Price: $39 + GST and fees - Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

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Business Beyond Borders: Legal Considerations for Your Market Expansion Mission
May
1
11:30 AM11:30

Business Beyond Borders: Legal Considerations for Your Market Expansion Mission

Expand your horizons. Literally.

Have you considered expanding into markets outside of Canada? Join us for this webinar and explore market expansion for your business!

Join this webinar to learn what to watch out for and what legal considerations to make when expanding internationall, including:

-Corporate Considerations
-Immigration Issues
-Intellectual Property

About Business Beyond Borders

Business Beyond Borders provides guidance and support as you explore the possibility of market expansion. The program helps you identify the right opportunities for you and your business, and develop the confidence and skills needed to pursue your growth plans.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary
Apr
29
to May 1

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: April 29

  • Marketing Plan: April 30

  • Financial Plan: May

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

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business, Calgary
Apr
26
9:30 AM09:30

Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business, Calgary

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

Understanding Financial Statements

This is a basic session explaining the terms and concepts of financial statements.

Outline:
• How’s the business doing?
• Did we make money this year?
• What does my P&L tell me?
• Why do I need a balance sheet?
• Where is my cash coming from?
• Where is my cash going to?
• Why isn’t my cash equal to my profit?

Learning objectives:
• To be able to review and understand their financial statements
• To be able to ask informed questions of their financial professionals

Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business

This is a basic session explaining the calculation and interpretation of
financial ratios

Outline:
• How profitable is my business?
• How do my profits compare to the industry?
• What’s the trend in my profits?
• How quickly are we growing?
• Can we pay the bills?
• Can we pay the bank?
• Am I getting a return on my investment?

Learning objectives:

• To be able to calculate the key financial ratios for their business and understand
the meaning of the calculations
• To be able to interpret the results to better manage their business

Price: $39 (not including taxes/fees) - Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

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Business Plan Overview Webinar
Apr
24
12:30 PM12:30

Business Plan Overview Webinar

Need to start a business plan but have no idea what to include? In this webinar, we will outline the key areas that you need to consider when developing a well-rounded business plan.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • the most essential sections to include in a business plan

  • the importance of doing research for your industry, competition and customer

  • what details should be included in your marketing plan

  • how to format your financial plan

We will also discuss resources that can be used if you need additional help building out your business plan.

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Apr
24
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 April 24 from 11:30am - 12:00pm, 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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Business Beyond Borders: Financing Your Market Expansion Mission
Apr
17
2:30 PM14:30

Business Beyond Borders: Financing Your Market Expansion Mission

Expand your horizons. Literally.

Have you considered expanding into markets outside of Canada? Join us for this webinar and explore market expansion for your business!

Entering into a new market requires money, whether it's to pay for market research, new marketing material, travel, inventory, professional fees, guarantees, or a host of other possible expenses. There are several options you can consider in order to help finance your market expansion. Join EDC and AWE to learn about the different financing and export tools available, including loans, guarantees, insurance and grants.

About Business Beyond Borders

Business Beyond Borders provides guidance and support as you explore the possibility of market expansion. The program helps you identify the right opportunities for you and your business, and develop the confidence and skills needed to pursue your growth plans.

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Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business, Edmonton
Apr
17
9:30 AM09:30

Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business, 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 two part learning session on financial information for business owners.

Understanding Financial Statements

This is a basic session explaining the terms and concepts of financial statements.

Outline:
• How’s the business doing?
• Did we make money this year?
• What does my P&L tell me?
• Why do I need a balance sheet?
• Where is my cash coming from?
• Where is my cash going to?
• Why isn’t my cash equal to my profit?

Learning objectives:
• To be able to review and understand their financial statements
• To be able to ask informed questions of their financial professionals

Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business

This is a basic session explaining the calculation and interpretation of
financial ratios

Outline:
• How profitable is my business?
• How do my profits compare to the industry?
• What’s the trend in my profits?
• How quickly are we growing?
• Can we pay the bills?
• Can we pay the bank?
• Am I getting a return on my investment?

Learning objectives:

• To be able to calculate the key financial ratios for their business and understand
the meaning of the calculations
• To be able to interpret the results to better manage their business

Price: $39 (not including taxes/fees) - Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Edmonton
Apr
15
to Apr 17

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: April 15

  • Marketing Plan: April 16

  • Financial Plan: April 17

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
Mar
28
3:30 PM15:30

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 28, 3:30 pm to 4:00 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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Business Plan Overview Webinar
Mar
28
2:00 PM14:00

Business Plan Overview Webinar

Need to start a business plan but have no idea what to include? In this webinar, we will outline the key areas that you need to consider when developing a well-rounded business plan.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • the most essential sections to include in a business plan

  • the importance of doing research for your industry, competition and customer

  • what details should be included in your marketing plan

  • how to format your financial plan

We will also discuss resources that can be used if you need additional help building out your business plan.

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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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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Edmonton
Mar
18
to Mar 20

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: March 18

  • Marketing Plan: March 19

  • Financial Plan: March 20

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

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Exploring Market Expansion Webinar
Mar
13
11:30 AM11:30

Exploring Market Expansion Webinar

Expand your horizons. Literally.

Have you considered expanding into markets outside of Canada? Join us for this webinar and explore market expansion for your business!

You’ll learn:

  • What the different types of market visits are (trade missions etc.)

  • How to select the right visit experience for your stage of market exploration

  • The benefits of a well-planned market visit

  • How to prepare for a market visit (overview, key best practices)

  • Resources to support a market visit (organizations, grants, etc.)  

  • How AWE’s Business Beyond Borders program can help support you

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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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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

Learn more about the panelists.

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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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