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BUSINESS CASES! Start This Business!
with Coach Louise Doyle
Tuesday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

In this series of sessions our business coaches will discuss the business cases of actual Business Abilities (BA) entrepreneurs who got off to a successful start through BA. Coaches will address the five essential W’s—Who, What, When, Where, and Why—and then open it up for your questions. What better way to see the possibilities for yourself as a BA entrepreneur, or discover best business practices to apply to your own budding business venture. See you there!​

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Date(s): 
September 26, 2017 11:00 am

WOW SESSION! Module 8: Writing Your Business Plan
with Coach Doug Tardif
Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Traditional, Condensed, or “1-Page,” what is the right business plan for you? Jot down your questions and join in. Feel free to ask, type, or just listen in; get and share ideas. No pressure! This strength-based, interactive session aims to surprise you with what you already know about business and planning.  Based on our SuccessAbilities Business Planning articles, this session ties into the Business Abilities e-learning Modules 1 through 8. Some preparation...

WOW SESSION! Module 7: Preparing Your Financials 
with Anne-Marie Edgar
Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Does the idea of preparing your financial statements leave you in a cold sweat? This is the common reaction of most small business owners, and it can impede your progress with preparing the very documents every traditional lender must see. Join Make A Change Canada Executive Director, Anne-Marie Edgar, as she highlights the relative simplicity of your financial statements. See the process of preparing financials in action!

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WOW SESSION! Module 6: Sales and Service
with Coach Louise Doyle
Tuesday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

This workshop will cover all areas of sales. Topics include to whom you will you be selling, your sales scenario (the pitch), overcoming customer objections, and excellent customer service. You will get to learn Coach Louise’s M.A.D principle of sales firsthand for your prospect’s qualification where (M = money) (A = authority) (D = desire). This promises to be a lively session. For a full content description, please refer to Module 6 in the Student Area of the BA...

WOW SESSION! Module 5: Working From Home
with Coach Chantal Orr
Tuesday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Join Chantal in this workshop to discuss the major considerations of operating a home-based business. We will examine the various options for locating your business, special considerations in operating a home-based business, the physical layout of the home office, and special advertising and promotional opportunities. There will be ample time to ask questions. This session relates to Module 5 of the BA program. BA participants and anyone interested in entrepreneurship...

WOW SESSION! Module 4: Forming Your Business
with Coach Doug Tardif
Tuesday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

This workshop will explain how you should structure your company. The worksheets will help you assess whether you require a limited company or sole proprietorship. We will also discuss government regulations, insurance requirements, and the process of selecting a business name. This session relates to Module 4 of the BA website. BA participants and anyone interested in entrepreneurship is welcome to attend.

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WOW SESSION! Module 3: Developing Your Strategies
with Coach Louise Doyle
Tuesday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

This workshop will present the entire marketing lifecycle. Whether your business is service- or product-based, there are aspects of this important module that are directly applicable to you. This workshop will cover all of the marketing considerations. This session relates to Module 3 of the BA website. BA participants and anyone interested in entrepreneurship is welcome to attend.

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WOW SESSION! Modules 1 and 2: Business Essentials
with Coach Chantal Orr
Tuesday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

In this workshop we will discuss planning your business workplace, an assessment of your skills, and your reasons for starting the business. We will also cover the topic of your BA Individual Service Plan. We will delve into market research, so that you gain an understanding of the best method to follow. There will be ample time to ask questions. This session relates to Modules 1 and 2 of the BA website. BA participants and anyone interested in entrepreneurship...

BUSINESS CASES! Start This Business!
with Coach Chantal Orr
Tuesday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

In this series of sessions our business coaches will discuss the business cases of actual Business Abilities (BA) entrepreneurs who got off to a successful start through BA. Coaches will address the five essential W’s—Who, What, When, Where, and Why—and then open it up for your questions. What better way to see the possibilities for yourself as a BA entrepreneur, or discover best business practices to apply to your own budding business venture. See you there!​

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WOW SESSION! Module 8: Writing Your Business Plan
with Coach Doug Tardif
Tuesday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Traditional, Condensed, or “1-Page,” what is the right business plan for you? Jot down your questions and join in. Feel free to ask, type, or just listen in; get and share ideas. No pressure! This strength-based, interactive session aims to surprise you with what you already know about business and planning.  Based on our SuccessAbilities Business Planning articles, this session ties into the Business Abilities e-learning modules 1 through 8. Some preparation will...

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