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WOW SESSION! Module 8: Writing Your Business Plan
with Doug Tardif, Business Coach
Tuesday, December 12 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. B

Date(s): 
December 12, 2017 11:00 am

WOW SESSION! Module 7: Preparing Your Financials 
with Anne-Marie Edgar, Executive Director
Tuesday, November 28 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 Anne-Marie in this session as she highlights the relative simplicity of your financial statements. See the process of preparing your financials in action!

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Date(s): 
November 28, 2017 11:00 am

WOW SESSION! Module 6: Developing Your Strategies
with Louise Doyle, Business Coach
Tuesday, November 21 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. Louise will cover all of the four Ps of marketing including price, product, place, and promotion. This session relates to Module 6 of the BA website. BA participants and anyone interested in entrepreneurship is welcome to attend.

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WOW SESSION! Module 5: Working From Home
with Chantal Orr
, Business Coach
Tuesday, November 14 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 cover the key considerations including where to locate and how to lay out your home office space. You will also get tips on sourcing office equipment and ways to create home offices that inspire. There will be ample time for your 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 Doug Tardif
, Business Coach
Tuesday, November 7 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: Sales and Service
with Louise Doyle, Business Coach
Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

This workshop will cover all areas of sales. Topics include identifying your customer, developing your sales pitch, overcoming customer objections, and excellence in customer service. Listening is the key to building trust. This helps you understand the behavioural styles of your potential customers and how to present your message to appeal to various customer groups. This session relates to Module 3 of the BA website. BA participants and anyone interested...

WOW SESSION! Modules 1 and 2: Business Essentials
with Chantal Orr
, Business Coach
Tuesday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Chantal will begin this workshop with a discussion of the importance of assessing your skill set and your reasons for starting a business. This is the essential starting point in considering entrepreneurship as your career path. We will then delve into topic of market research, which is necessary in determining the viability of your business idea. You will learn how to set market research objectives, utilize various methods to carry out your...

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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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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