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Upcoming Events

January 2019

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Do you know if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend this seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business. Learning Objectives: Overview of Types of Intellectual Property – when to consider patent, trademark, copyright, or design protection Overview of Trademark Protection – what are trademarks and how to protect them, and how to avoid…

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Start Smart 1

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

This seminar covers basic small business start-up information and is designed for the client in the thinking stage of starting a business. Learning Objectives: Overview of all the basic requirements including: name registry, business structures, municipal licensing requirements, GST registration and an overview of employment standards. Small Business BC resources are highlighted with emphasis on business planning tools, market research, business planning and trade services. A demonstration of our website(s) and methods to evaluate your business idea and its viability…

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Start Smart 2

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Life is risky, although entrepreneurs know all about taking risk and reaping rewards; it is important to know how to protect you and your business. If you are working on your business plan and want to understand how to protect your business, yourself and your employees, this is the seminar for you. Learning Objectives: Learn about employment standards including bonding, employees and running a small business. Discover ways to protect your business. Acquire the necessary information about the Provincial Sales…

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How to Run a Side Business and Keep Your Day Job

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

The decision to start a side business is an exciting one but it isn’t easy; especially if it’s your first time. And, while you might have an amazing idea, you don’t feel quite ready to quit your day job and join them. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in feeling this way! Many entrepreneurs run side businesses while keeping their full-time jobs and there are proven ways to do so. In this seminar, you’ll discover what you need to know to…

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TaxSense For Your Business

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

So you’re thinking of starting, or have already started, a small business but you’re unclear on how to structure your business or what to do to keep the bank and the tax man happy. Attend this seminar and find out the different types of structures and the tax benefits of each. Learning Objectives: Discuss the differences a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation can provide to you. Understand what defines taxable income, allowable deductions, subcontractors versus employees, payroll traps and tax…

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Business Finance 1: Understanding Financial Statements

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Financial statements can often seem like another language, but understanding them is necessary to the success of your business. Learning Objectives: Decipher balance sheets. Interpret income statements. Understand how to make your earnings work for your business. Identify the difference between market and book value,amortization and capital cost allowance, as well as the distinction between income and cash flow. Presented by Bill Erichson of Pacific Training Innovations

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Business Finance 2: Financial Analysis

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Once you understand your financial statements, you can use them to better understand your business. Financial analysis not only reveals the financial health of your business – but also helps you understand the effectiveness of business strategies, and root causes of business problems. Using a ‘case study’ approach, this seminar is great for existing businesses and for business start-ups planning to use industry standards for their financial plan. Learning Objectives: Introduction to you to ratio analysis, a powerful tool which…

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February 2019

Operations For Small Business

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Do you know all the essential elements for successfully operating a business? Creating a vision or plan for your operations will provide a framework for success. In this seminar we will explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly why. Learning Objectives: Learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations How to set goals and targets within your team Understanding an operations cycle Implementing activity based budgeting Understanding the value…

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My First Year in Business: A Financial Overview

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Establishing your financial records and bookkeeping system should be one of the first orders of business when starting your company. You will need to establish a separate business bank account, put together a filing system, and decide how to invoice your clients. Book this seminar today to understand how to establish the right business strategy for your company. Learning Objectives: Learn the different financial statements your company will need. Gain an understanding of the components and difference between the balance…

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Branding For Your Business: Strategy and Identity

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

You might think branding is just your company logo. In fact, it’s so much more. A brand strategy will help guide your business decisions from attracting your ideal clients, to your brand concept, culture and tone of voice, to deciding the direction of your visual identity. Deciding on the best branding for your small business is a huge undertaking and this seminar will instruct you how to create a brand strategy, starting from competitor analysis to determining your ideal client.…

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Essentials of Buying a Business

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Thinking of buying an existing business? Come discover how to assess the business, what the purchasing process looks like, and the key steps you need to take. This seminar will help you: Decide between buying a business and starting one Know what to look for when conducting your search Determine if a business is suitable for you Understand due diligence and why it’s important Use proven techniques to close a deal Presented By: Paul Savage of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.

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TaxSense For Incorporating Your Business

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

At what financial point in your business is it a good idea to incorporate? How can a registered corporation help separate you from your business or partners while optimizing tax benefits? Find out this and more at this seminar. Learning Objectives: Discuss the advantages of moving your proprietorship or partnership to a corporation. Learn about the tax advantages of being a registered corporation. Understand the benefits of using a holding company, deferred income, hiring family members, medical trusts and how…

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Getting Incorporated: Essential Steps and Legal Tips

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Attend this seminar to learn about the benefits of corporations, how to incorporate your business and legal tips that will help you with “life after incorporation”. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly and learn how to carry on business as a corporate entity! Learning Objectives: Recognize the advantages of corporations. Understand the roles of shareholders, directors, officers and others in the corporate structure. Identify the essential steps that must be followed to properly create…

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Retail Success: How To Get Your Product Into Stores

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 7th Floor NW Tower Canada
Free

Congratulations! You’ve developed your product, it’s ready for consumers, and now it’s time to get it into stores. But where do you start? With over 40 years retail and supply chain experience, let Gerry Spitzner help you plan your sales strategy with potential retailers. This seminar will help you: Discover how to approach to retailers and the cardinal rules when pitching your product Learn what retailers look for in products and their suppliers Understand the common challenges all retailers face,…

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