HR Breakfast Series (Edmonton)
Nov
21
7:30 AM07:30

HR Breakfast Series (Edmonton)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc., generously sponsored by Parlee McLaws LLP to bring a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization. This 6 session breakfast series will take place in Fall 2017 in Edmonton, AB.

Session 6: Orientation & Onboarding (New Employees), November 21

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Assess your current employee onboarding process (gap analysis)
      • Identify how you can improve your new employee orientation program (best practices for 0-3 months)
      • Discover how to continue to engage your staff (3-12 months)

      Pricing & Location

      Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

      Location of Session 6: TEC Edmonton, 4000 TEC Centre 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6Canada

      Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

       

      About the Facilitators 

      Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR

      Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

      She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

      Barb Read, CPHR, RPR

       Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice.  She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations.  Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

      Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM).  She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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      Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
      Nov
      27
      5:30 PM17:30

      Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

      Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging!

      In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will also receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

      Register here.

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      Edmonton: Roadmap for Success
      Nov
      28
      5:30 PM17:30

      Edmonton: Roadmap for Success

      The number one starting point for any business small or large should be a business plan.

      This 3 hour workshop will show you how to build a business plan and learn the basics of marketing, research, and financials. You should attend this workshop if you have been operating your business for a few years but have not yet written a business plan or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea. 

      In this workshop you will:

      • Draft the components of a good business plan that will help you move forward with confidence
      • Learn the tools available to conduct informative market research
      • Create a marketing plan and marketing activities that reach your target customer
      • Learn how to create financial plans that will support business viability 

      Workshop length: 3 hours

      Price: $69+GST 

      Register here

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      Nov
      8
      to Nov 9

      Trade Mission: Women’s Forum Mexico 2017

      Mexico City, Mexico – November 8 – 9, 2017

      This second edition of Women’s Forum Mexico will bring together women and men, each an influencer or high potential in his or her field, for forward-looking debates intended to contribute to national renewal, encourage corporate innovation, and support individual leadership development.  This is an opportunity to look at major trends and realize an open and culturally dynamic 21st century Mexico.

      Our premise is that women’s experience, expertise, and vision are essential for achieving viable social and economic advancements – so we feature women leaders from Mexico and abroad in dialogue with their men counterparts.

      On the agenda for Women’s Forum Mexico:

      • How to promote more civic engagement to strengthen Mexico’s leadership?
      • North American economic relations: Turning challenges into opportunities
      • The trends we must take into account for a thriving 21st century workforce
      • Do it! Becoming leaders in our sectors
      • Learning from Mexico’s successes in doing business with the EU and Asia
      • Changing the narrative for women: A needed cultural dialogue

      A list of confirmed speakers and the event agenda is available on their webpage: http://www.womens-forum.com/meetings/mexico-2017

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      Calgary: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
      Nov
      6
      5:30 PM17:30

      Calgary: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

      Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging.

      In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

      Register here

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      Edmonton: Roadmap for Success
      Oct
      24
      5:30 PM17:30

      Edmonton: Roadmap for Success

      The number one starting point for any business small or large should be a business plan.

      This 3 hour workshop will show you how to build a business plan and learn the basics of marketing, research, and financials. You should attend this workshop if you have been operating your business for a few years but have noot yet written a business plan or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea.

      In this workshop you will:

      • Draft the components of a good business plan that will help you move forward with confidence
      • Learn the tools available to conduct informative market research
      • Create a marketing plan and marketing activities that reach your target customer
      • Learn how to create financial plans that will support business viability 

      Workshop length: 3 hours

      Price: $69+GST 

      Register here

       

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      Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
      Oct
      23
      5:30 PM17:30

      Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

      Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging!

      In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will also receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

      Register here.

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      Oct
      23
      to Oct 27

      Trade Mission: ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Mission to Mexico

      Program to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterey – October 23 – 27, 2017

      The Mission involves a 3 to 5 day matchmaking agenda in Mexico City, Guadalajara and/or Monterrey, according to Canadian clients’ business priorities. This Mission will appeal to Canadian ICT companies interested in starting or expanding business activities in Mexico, and will be of interest to firms working in various sub-sectors, including vertical software, telecommunications, digital media, IT security and mobile technologies, among others. The core of the mission will be a customized matchmaking program. Additionally, in order to maximize business opportunities for Canadian companies, GAC will organize a briefing session on the Mexican ICT market and how to do business in Mexico.

      This trade mission is with Global Affairs Canada

      Due date for registration: August 28, 2017

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      Astra Washington WBE Economic Development Summit
      Oct
      19
      7:00 AM07:00

      Astra Washington WBE Economic Development Summit

      This year, our summit features subject matter experts sharing their insights on financial resources and contracting opportunities, as well as a Meet and Greet session where you can meet decision-making individuals from corporates and government agencies.

      During this one-day summit, you will learn about different resources to grow your business, and expand your network by meeting more corporates, agencies, and like-minded women business owners.

      The Astra WBE Economic Summit is geared towards businesses that sell B2B. Business owners do not need to be certified in order to participate. The event will include matchmaking with corporations and a chance to meet and network with other women business owners. It is expected that Starbucks, Microsoft and Boeing will be on the list of attendees.

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      Networking and Information Reception - Calgary
      Oct
      4
      5:30 PM17:30

      Networking and Information Reception - Calgary

      On October 4 join AWE for a networking event. Connect with our clients, staff and partner organizations. We will be sharing information about our upcoming events and programing in 2017 including our PeerSpark program.

      PeerSpark™ is a peer-support program that brings together like-minded women to explore strategic planning for growth and the various areas of business operations. It includes intensive leadership development, business skills development and coaching in a facilitated peer group setting.

      There will be appetizers from  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

      Register here.

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      Networking and Information Reception - Edmonton
      Oct
      3
      5:30 PM17:30

      Networking and Information Reception - Edmonton

      On October 3 join AWE for a networking event in Edmonton. Connect with our clients, staff and partner organizations. We will be sharing information about our upcoming events and programing in 2017 including our PeerSpark program.

      PeerSpark™ is a peer-support program that brings together like-minded women to explore strategic planning for growth and the various areas of business operations. It includes intensive leadership development, business skills development and coaching in a facilitated peer group setting.

      There will be appetizers from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

      Register here.

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      Trade Mission: Women in Business, North American Summit
      Oct
      3
      to Oct 4

      Trade Mission: Women in Business, North American Summit

      Atlanta, Georgia – October 3 – 4, 2017

      The Women in Business Summit was launched with the goal to educate and support women
      owned businesses / women entrepreneurs and to develop a network that extends across North America

      The 2017 Summit includes:

      • 2 days of workshops, with senior executives rolling up their sleeves to address pre-identified challenges of women entrepreneurs in 3 tracks; start-up, small to medium size, CEO/C level
      • Each day will include a 3-hour B2B Fair, with multi-national companies and technology companies (multi-sector) from the U.S., Mexico and Canada and a Women to Boards matchmaking activity
      • Morning and lunch keynotes/plenary sessions on topics such as exporting, finance, women on boards and bridging the middle management to C-Suite gap

      Event is put on by the Technology Association of Georgia, information is available on their web page: http://www.tagonline.org/events/women-in- business-north- america-summit/

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      Trade Mission: Go for the Greens
      Sep
      13
      to Sep 16

      Trade Mission: Go for the Greens

      The Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program of Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) and the Consulate General of Canada in Miami, is leading a trade mission to the tenth annual Go for the Greens (GFTG) Business Development Conference for Women Entrepreneurs. The trade mission will take place from September 13-16, 2017, at the BoardWalk Resort in Orlando, Florida.

      What is Go for the Greens?

      Go for the Greens is a high-level business development conference for women entrepreneurs seeking supplier diversity opportunities through exclusive access to companies, government agencies and non-profits. The boutique conference offers:

      • Business Matchmakers: Opportunities for one-on-one business matchmaking meetings and informal networking between women-owned suppliers and corporate/government buyers. Deadline August 9, 2017 (Note: You must be registered for the conference to apply for matchmakers)
      • Educational Programming: Enhance your knowledge and learn about necessary tools to help you successfully grow your business through strategic and smart business topics
      • Valuable Networking: Unassigned seating, network with like-minded women from Canada and abroad who want to do business, collaborate and form strategic alliances
      • Golf Networking Event: Players of all levels are welcome to participate in the golfing experience to meet, talk business and bond over hole-in-ones

      For more information, please visit: goforthegreens.org or contact AWE directly. 

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      Sep
      12
      to Sep 14

      Trade Mission: Annual WBEC-West Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference

      California, United States – September 12 – 14, 2017

      The WBEC-West 14th Annual Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference will provide you the tools needed to navigate through not only the opportunities of today, but provide you with knowledge to get in front of future opportunities.

      This year’s event will have industry specific workshops, which will allow you the opportunity to dialog and connect with supplier diversity and procurement professionals in a more meaningful way, and learn what the future holds for your industry and target market. This two and a half day event is packed with matchmaker opportunities, round table meeting with corporate partners, primes and government agencies.

      Corporate Sponsors include: Chevron, MGM Resorts, Nestle, Time Warner and many more

      A list of confirmed speakers is available on their event webpage: https://connectionsrevolution.com/mm_sites/CustomerEventPage/index/649/126

       

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      Building Your E-Commerce Business
      Aug
      30
      1:00 PM13:00

      Building Your E-Commerce Business

      Presented by: Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and Code and Effect

      E-commerce done effectively has the potential to boost your business exponentially; not only by making it easier sell your product, but by expanding your customer base and improving the consumer experience. This introductory workshop will give you the tools you need to plan and launch a successful e-commerce website!

      Whether you are starting a new business, own an existing retail business, or already have an e-commerce business and want to optimize it, this workshop will provide the necessary steps you need to take and provide pertinent information you must know to host a successful e-commerce site.

      The two-hour workshop will answer important questions like:

      • How do I compare and select an e-commerce platform?
      • How do I meet legal and banking requirements for online purchases?
      • How do I attract customers?
      • How do I plan for sales, cash flow, and profit?
      • How do I learn more about e-commerce topics like AdWords, SEO, and marketing automation?

      We look forward to having you join us for this informative session!

      Presenter Bio: Ashley Janssen, Co-founder & CEO of Code and Effect

      Ashley is Code and Effect’s Chief Executive Officer and company evangelist. A long time entrepreneur, writer, and community advocate, Ashley specializes in strategic planning, operational consulting, and business development. Ashley’s superpower is creating structure in chaos which she shares through one-on-one consulting, her blog and public speaking. She is a board member for Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS), and volunteers as a mentor for several other community organizations.

      Register Today! 

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      Marketing Series: Establishing and Communicating Your Brand
      Aug
      23
      5:30 PM17:30

      Marketing Series: Establishing and Communicating Your Brand

      Developing your business’s brand is just as important as your product or service offering. It represents your vision, mission and personality, and is what sets you apart from your competitors. Marketing your brand is integral to your acquisition plan and long term success. To learn how to effectively develop and market your brand, sign up for our three-part series. Each session is not a pre-requisite for the other, so feel free to register for just one session or for all three. (You will have the option to register for the 3 part series at a package discount of 20% off before June 19th, 2017.)

      Workshop #1: Establishing Your Brand (June 19th)

      Branding is often one of the most overlooked areas for entrepreneurs, new and experienced alike. And yet, your product or company’s brand is what your current clients and potential new customers experience before anything else! In this AWE Branding workshop, you will explore:

      • Why branding is so important
      • What are the markers of a strong brand
      • Tricks that the biggest global brands use to build recognition
      • How to create your own strong and relevant brand
      • and we’ll even test your current branding strategy!

      Workshop length: 90 min Q&A: 30 min

      Workshop #2: Communicating Your Brand (July 24th)

      You’ve established your brand – who you are, what you stand for and what your personality is – so now what? How do you communicate it to your target audience? In this workshop, you will learn:

      • What are the various communication mediums and when to use which one (e-newsletter, infographic, social media, blog, press release, etc.)
      • What is SEO and why it is important for your content strategy 
      • Why a brand one-pager is your most important communications asset
      • How to stay authentic to your brand’s voice and personality

      Workshop length: 90 min Q&A: 30 min

      Workshop #3: Making Social Media Work for Your Brand (August 23rd)

      Social Media, what is it? How do you use it for business? Can you really make money from a Facebook page? This workshop will show you how to build your brand socially across a variety of platforms. In this workshop, you will:

      • Learn the basics of social media for business including how to create profiles on four platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
      • Learn how to develop consist brand and messaging across platforms
      • Distinguish how to effectively measure your social media efforts and drive traffic to your website
      • Develop customer engagement basics including the power of reviews, comments, and customer concerns 

       Workshop length: 90 min Q&A: 30 min

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      Calgary: Roadmap for Success
      Aug
      10
      5:30 PM17:30

      Calgary: Roadmap for Success

      The number one starting point for any business small or large should be a business plan.

      This 3 hour workshop will show you how to build a business plan and learn the basics of marketing, research, and financials. You should attend this workshop if you have been operating your business for a few years but have not yet written a business plan or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea.

      In this workshop you will:

      • Draft the components of a good business plan that will help you move forward with confidence
      • Learn the tools available to conduct informative market research
      • Create a marketing plan and marketing activities that reach your target customer
      • Learn how to create financial plans that will support business viability 

      Workshop length: 3 hours

      Price: $69+GST 

      Register here

       

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      Calgary: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
      Aug
      9
      5:30 PM17:30

      Calgary: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

      Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging!

      In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will also receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

      Register here

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      Trade Mission to WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Las Vegas
      Jun
      18
      to Jun 22

      Trade Mission to WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Las Vegas

      Join the AWE delegation on the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) trade mission to WBENC's National Conference & Business Fair. This conference is taking place from June 18th-22nd, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More details can be found on the BWIT website. There are 2 steps to register for the trade mission:

      1) Review the trade mission-related events below and register for the ones that you would like to attend.

      2) Email BWIT to register in the national trade mission and create a company profile.

      Find out more here.

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      Celebration of Achievement Reception
      May
      18
      4:00 PM16:00

      Celebration of Achievement Reception

      Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! Please join us in recognizing some outstanding business women in our province at this year's Celebration of Achievement reception on May 18th.

       

      The event will be hosted at the Oasis Centre in Edmonton 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 and signature cocktail

      · Chance to win door prizes

      · A gift from one of our sponsors!

      Doors Open and Networking Reception begins: 4:00 p.m.

      Program and Awards Presentation begins: 5:00 p.m.

      Parking is free for all attendees and additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

      Register Today!

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      Performance Learning Series: Accounting 101, Understanding your Company's Financial Statements
      Mar
      22
      1:00 PM13:00

      Performance Learning Series: Accounting 101, Understanding your Company's Financial Statements

      Evaluating your financial statements can help you discover different strengths and weaknesses in your business - the first step is to learn about them!

       In this session we will take you through:

      • What is a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement?
      • The purpose of these financial statements in your business 
      • How to analyze these financial statements through small business examples
      • Using this information to help you make better informed decisions about your company

      Understanding your financial statements better will improve your confidence as you make decisions about your business operations and growing your business. So let's get you started with joining AWE in this workshop!

      Register today!

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      Performance Learning Webinar Series: Global Expansion
      Mar
      9
      to Mar 16

      Performance Learning Webinar Series: Global Expansion

      The global economy is at a turning point. Whether companies are aware of it or not, they are already competing globally - are you prepared to give your company a major advantage? Join Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and our guest Global Expansion expert, Michele Hecken, in navigating the possibility of expanding and elevating your business by venturing into other global markets!

      Alberta Women Entrepreneurs is hosting five upcoming webinars to help prepare you to take on the world, literally. The upcoming webinars include:

      • Global Readiness- Part 1, January 10
      • Global Readiness- Part 2, January 19
      • 4 Stages of Creating A Successful Global Expansion Strategy- Part 1, February 9
      • 4 Stages of Creating A Successful Global Expansion Strategy- Part 2, March 2
      • Succeeding in the Local Market, March 9

      You can buy the entire series for a bundled price or purchase each webinar individually. To learn more about each webinar and to register click here. These are learning opportunities you won't want to miss! 

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      Learning Day - Building a Resilient Business
      Feb
      22
      9:30 AM09:30

      Learning Day - Building a Resilient Business

      As business owners, we feel the pressure of these uncertain and challenging economic times, and as women, we know that the best way to tackle a challenge is to do it together. 

      We invite you to attend Alberta Women Entrepreneur’s (AWE) Learning Day: Growing a Resilient Business,an event to support women entrepreneurs through skills training and community networking, at MacEwan University in Edmonton on February 22, 2017.

      The experience and insights you’ll gain are invaluable; here are just some of the reasons to join us: 

      Hear inspiring and educational talks from industry experts on topics including HR, social media, and e-commerce, among others

      • Expand your business tool kit through a number of workshops
      • Connect with like-minded professional women and the business community
      • Learn best practices to grow your business
      • Discover our PeerSpark™program and learn how it can help you build confidence, improve your business acumen, and accelerate your business success

      Our full day event gives you access to:

      •  Workshops on various topics related to scaling your business for success including human resources, operations, marketing, sales, and technology
      • An overview of diverse financing options accessible to you to help grow your business
      • One-on-one time with specialists from the community that can help navigate resources for business owners

      Register here.

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      Alberta Council of Technologies Presents: Creating the New Alberta Convention
      Nov
      26
      9:00 AM09:00

      Alberta Council of Technologies Presents: Creating the New Alberta Convention

      This electrifying convention will set direction and take action for Alberta’s economic recovery and long-term diversification.

      Alberta is coming together as industry and professional leaders to share their Big Ideas.  This is your opportunity to share your Big Ideas with the team of Albertans who will help see them through. This is a gathering for you, me, and all Albertans where we will discuss what can be done, what is being done, and what will be done.

      The Creating the New Alberta Convention is the spark that will move Alberta forward along the road to economic recovery and long-term diversification.  All the players will be there with their sleeves rolled up, ready to take action.  The time is NOW for innovation.

      Register today! Save 20% we you register using the code "AWE" 

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       Global Expansion Series: Why Look at Global Markets?
      Nov
      8
      11:00 AM11:00

      Global Expansion Series: Why Look at Global Markets?

      Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) would like to help equip you with valuable knowledge and tools to help you assess your readiness for expansion of your business! We would like to welcome you to join the first webinar of our Global Expansion Series “Why Look at Global Markets?” on November 8th, 2016 to learn more about the great potential this may have for your company!

      The global economy is at a turning point. Whether companies are aware of it or not, they are already competing globally - are you prepared to give your company a major advantage? Join AWE and our guest Global Expansion expert, Michele Hecken, in navigating the possibility of expanding and elevating your business by venturing into other global markets!

      In this first session of our 6 part Global Expansion Webinar Series, you will learn:

      • The top 10 reasons you should be looking at global markets for growth
      • Current international markets suitable for Alberta companies
      • Common roadblocks and challenges and how to overcome them
      • Growth and competitiveness in a changing marketplace
      • Common misconceptions about "going global"
      • Innovation and competitive advantage

      After this webinar session, you will have what you need to help decide whether going global is right for you!

      Here is the link to register:

      https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-expansion-series-why-look-at-global-markets-tickets-28557720912

      Stay tuned for these next webinars in our 6 Part Series! 

      • Global Readiness - Part One
      • Global Readiness - Part Two
      • Four Stages of Creating a Successful Global Expansion Strategy - Part One
      • Four Stages of Creating a Successful Global Expansion Strategy - Part Two
      • Succeeding in the Local Market
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