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December 2019

GNWT Mandatory Break

December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free
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January 2020

Business Mapping: Developing A Smart Business Model

January 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Mastering the Business Model Canvas COURSE DESCRIPTION Struggling with the complexities of a business plan? Business mapping helps to deconstruct the formal elements of a business plan, simplifying a lot of the information into bite-sized pieces. It covers the same aspects as a more traditional business plan, without going into as much granular detail. Join Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC as he provides you with a lean start-up canvas for developing a new business that segments your potential enterprise into nine…

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Key Employment Issues For Small Business

January 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Navigating Small Business Employment Laws COURSE DESCRIPTION Employees are the cornerstone of any successful business. Keeping them safe and happy can be the difference between retaining your key personnel or losing them. That’s why it’s vital to understand the key employment issues for small business. As an employer, there have never been more unique challenges around staffing. Issues such as bullying/harassment, drug use, social media, and accommodation of disabilities can arise unexpectedly, and with increasing frequency. Is your business prepared…

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Get Started With E-Mail Marketing

January 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada + Google Map
Free

Launching an Effective Email Strategy COURSE DESCRIPTION Email Marketing makes money. In fact, a recent study showed that for every $1 you spend on email marketing, you can expect an average return of $38. Find out what you need to start an effective email marketing campaign and reach your target audience via their email inbox. Join Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing as she delivers an action plan to get your email strategy up and running. WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to integrate…

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Sales Strategies For Small Business

January 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Increase Sales COURSE DESCRIPTION How important are sales strategies for small business? Well, finding new customers to buy your product or service is central to the sales process. If you do, your business will grow, and you’ll reap the rewards. So, how do you find them? Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and Coach and learn how the sales cycle affects your business, where to find new business and the importance of building lasting customer relationships. WHAT WILL I…

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Rock Your Side Hustle And Keep Your Day Job

January 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Run a Side Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Thinking of starting your own side hustle? It’s an exciting decision 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 go all in. 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…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

January 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property COURSE DESCRIPTION Do you know if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend our Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Overview of Types of Intellectual Property - when to consider patent, trademark, copyright, or design protection Why geography…

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Finding Opportunities With The Government Of Canada

January 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Navigating the Government of Canada Procurement Website COURSE DESCRIPTION Did you know – The Government of Canada purchases between $20-$25 billion of goods, services, and construction each year. Many of the suppliers of these goods are small businesses. Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Federal Government can provide a fantastic way to grow your revenue. Get an overview of buyandsell.gc.ca, which offers access to all the Government of Canada’s tenders and other related procurement information. You’ll receive guidance on…

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Starting A Consulting Business

January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Become a Freelance Consultant COURSE DESCRIPTION If you’re an expert in your chosen field, consulting can be a business opportunity. Join Dave Schulte, Vancouver Consultants as he teaches you how to leverage your unique set of skills into consulting or contracting opportunities in Starting a Consulting Business. You’ll learn about the types of certifications and licensing you might need, how to judge if you’re qualified to become a consultant, and the types of industries consultancy thrives in. WHAT WILL…

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Bidding On Opportunities With The Government Of Canada

January 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Understand the Bid and Procurement Process with the Federal Government COURSE DESCRIPTION Did you know – The Government of Canada purchases between $20-$25 billion of goods, services, and construction each year. Many of the suppliers of these goods are small businesses. Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Federal Government can provide a fantastic way to grow your revenue. Get an overview of buyandsell.gc.ca, which offers access to all the Government of Canada’s tenders and other related procurement information. You’ll…

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Blogging To Promote Your Business

January 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada + Google Map
Free

Building a Content Strategy with Blogs COURSE DESCRIPTION Blogging allows a business to easily create and share valuable and relevant content with their target audience. Whether it’s blogging, social media or newsletters, content marketing is critical for entrepreneurs looking to promote their business in a budget-conscious manner. Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan, Writergal Marketing Services, and learn how to increase visitors to your site organically and keep them there longer by publishing great content. Takeaways from this interactive session include a…

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Taxsense For Incorporating Your Business

January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Tax Benefits from Incorporating COURSE DESCRIPTION The act of incorporating your small business creates a legal entity that’s separate from its shareholders or members. In many situations it can lead to lower taxes for the business owner, thanks to a range of tax benefits only available to incorporated businesses. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn how a registered corporation can help separate you from your business, or partners, while optimizing tax benefits and efficiencies. WHAT WILL I…

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Steps To Incorporate Your Business

January 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Key considerations for incorporation COURSE DESCRIPTION As a small business owner, the realities of your legal and tax situation will change as your company grows. Incorporating offers a business structure with many advantages you might not have considered. Join Dana Gordon, Benchmark Law Corporation, and learn about the benefits of incorporating, how to incorporate your business and legal tips to help you with “life after incorporation”. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly within BC…

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Writing A Business Plan

January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Tips for Successful Business Plan Writing COURSE DESCRIPTION Writing a business plan provides a roadmap to success for your business. It will outline your goals and the steps you will take to achieve them. This seminar will take a deep dive into the various aspects of a business plan and the key questions you need to address in each. You’ll identify the gaps in your plan and the areas you need to develop further. You’ll also find out about business…

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February 2020

Financial Planning For Your Small Business

February 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Bookkeeping and Business Records Explained COURSE DESCRIPTION Starting a business can be a lot like starting a family. Nurture it, put in the time and it can be one of the most rewarding things a person can do. Your first year in business represents the perfect time to nail down your financials and grow strong. Start with our Financial Planning for Small Business seminar. Establishing your financial records and bookkeeping system early on is a good habit that will continue…

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TaxSense For Small Business

February 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Finding Tax Savings for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Whether you are starting or looking to grow your business, the business structure you choose can have a massive impact on your profits and tax situation. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn accounting essentials, responsibilities and dates involved with managing a small business. You’ll discover the deductions available to you, the tax benefits of each structure and discuss when it’s time for your small business to incorporate. WHAT WILL…

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Marketing For Small Business

February 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Marketing Strategy for Small Business Marketing for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION You know what your small business has to offer, but how do you get that message across to potential customers? Marketing is the single most effective way to spread the word. Presented by Mary Charleson, Charleson Communications, Marketing for Small Business will help you focus on what your unique value proposition is and how to communicate your message effectively. You’ll learn about the most effective marketing tools, the changing media…

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How To Start Importing Into Canada

February 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

An Overview of the Importing Process COURSE DESCRIPTION Thinking of importing into Canada? Instead of trawling through the avalanche of confusing information online, join us for this seminar as we walk through the overall importation process from start to finish. Join Max Vitali and gain an understanding of how to import into the Canadian market. This seminar is an ideal introduction before Importing Regulations In Canada and the Import/Export Advisory service.    WHAT WILL I LEARN? The three key elements of a…

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Creating A Website For Your Business

February 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Make Your Own Website COURSE DESCRIPTION Thinking of creating a website for your business? WordPress websites make up almost 30% of the internet and it was recently named the world’s fastest growing Content Management System (CMS). Similar to Shopify, Wix and Squarespace, WordPress offers a free-to-install, flexible and simple interface to make the most of your business website. Join Simon Rai, Raize Digital, and take an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting…

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Business Viability 1: The Break-Even Analysis

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Understanding Costs, Revenue and Profit COURSE DESCRIPTION No matter how good your idea for a product or service is, it doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business. Avoid the pitfalls of launching your business based solely on your idea. Join Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations for Business Viability 1 and learn how to identify the costs to start and operate your business for the first year. You’ll calculate the starting capital and annual sales required to break even, as well as…

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Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Forecast

February 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Avoiding Cash Flow Pitfalls COURSE DESCRIPTION The financial health of your business ultimately depends on your cash flow – even if you’re already turning a profit. Keeping your cash flow positive is one of the best ways to improve the financial health of your business and ensure you continue to grow. Join Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations, as he details how to stay on top of your business cash flow. You’ll learn the three factors that determine how cash enters your…

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Operations Management For Small Business

February 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Run a Business Effectively COURSE DESCRIPTION Running a small business can sometimes seem like putting together a piece of furniture. You’ve got lots of little parts that slot together to make the whole but how can you build it without a set of instructions? Operations Management can provide the necessary direction. Join us for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why? You’ll learn how to plan,…

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March 2020

Business Networking Skills For Success

March 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Network and Make Valuable Connections COURSE DESCRIPTION Social media, digital advertising and your own website provide an invaluable online presence, but good old-fashioned in-person networking remains the single most effective way to put your business on the map. Our Business Networking Skills for Success seminar provides an invaluable primer on building these face-to-face skills. Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and Coach, and learn how to leverage your networks to maximize your in-person meetings. This interactive seminar will teach…

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Sales Strategies For Small Business

March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Increase Sales COURSE DESCRIPTION How important are sales strategies for small business? Well, finding new customers to buy your product or service is central to the sales process. If you do, your business will grow, and you’ll reap the rewards. So, how do you find them? Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and Coach and learn how the sales cycle affects your business, where to find new business and the importance of building lasting customer relationships. WHAT WILL I…

Find out more »

Business Mapping: Developing A Smart Business Model

March 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Mastering the Business Model Canvas COURSE DESCRIPTION Struggling with the complexities of a business plan? Business mapping helps to deconstruct the formal elements of a business plan, simplifying a lot of the information into bite-sized pieces. It covers the same aspects as a more traditional business plan, without going into as much granular detail. Join Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC as he provides you with a lean start-up canvas for developing a new business that segments your potential enterprise into nine…

Find out more »

Creating Google Ads For Your Business

March 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

How to Grow Your Audience with Online Advertising COURSE DESCRIPTION Creating Google Ads for Your Business is one of the most effective ways to drive traffic and grow your digital marketing efforts. This Pay-Per-Click (PPC) platform enables you to create relevant (and highly searchable) ads to form part of your varied approach to online marketing beyond SEO, SEM and other means to generate organic web traffic. Finding it hard to get your website noticed? Join Vanessa Pintea, Pintaya Consulting and learn…

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Social Media For Small Business

March 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Using Social Media for Success COURSE DESCRIPTION While it’s amazing for catching up with old friends, social media can also be a huge driver of traffic and attention to your small business. And, just because you know what social media is, does not mean you necessarily understand how to use social media to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media for small business, what it is and how it’s connecting people. WHAT WILL I LEARN?…

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Blogging To Promote Your Business

March 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Building a Content Strategy with Blogs COURSE DESCRIPTION Blogging allows a business to easily create and share valuable and relevant content with their target audience. Whether it’s blogging, social media or newsletters, content marketing is critical for entrepreneurs looking to promote their business in a budget-conscious manner. Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan, Writergal Marketing Services, and learn how to increase visitors to your site organically and keep them there longer by publishing great content. Takeaways from this interactive session include a…

Find out more »

Marketing For Small Business

March 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Marketing Strategy for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION You know what your small business has to offer, but how do you get that message across to potential customers? Marketing is the single most effective way to spread the word. Presented by Mary Charleson, Charleson Communications, Marketing for Small Business will help you focus on what your unique value proposition is and how to communicate your message effectively. You’ll learn about the most effective marketing tools, the changing media landscape, and how to…

Find out more »

Writing A Business Plan

March 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Tips for Successful Business Plan Writing COURSE DESCRIPTION Writing a business plan provides a roadmap to success for your business. It will outline your goals and the steps you will take to achieve them. This seminar will take a deep dive into the various aspects of a business plan and the key questions you need to address in each. You’ll identify the gaps in your plan and the areas you need to develop further. You’ll also find out about business…

Find out more »

How To Create An Authentic Brand

March 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Tips for Building an Effective Brand Strategy COURSE DESCRIPTION A brand consists of much more than just a logo. In fact, it’s just one aspect of a true branding strategy. Want to appear as professional and well-polished as a much bigger company? It all begins with your branding. Small businesses often struggle with building a brand. The good news is, there are simple steps an entrepreneur can take to get started. Join us and learn how to create a brand…

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Creating A Website For Your Business

March 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Make Your Own Website COURSE DESCRIPTION Thinking of creating a website for your business? WordPress websites make up almost 30% of the internet and it was recently named the world’s fastest growing Content Management System (CMS). Similar to Shopify, Wix and Squarespace, WordPress offers a free-to-install, flexible and simple interface to make the most of your business website. Join Simon Rai, Raize Digital, and take an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting…

Find out more »

Business Viability 1: The Break-Even Analysis

March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Understanding Costs, Revenue and Profit COURSE DESCRIPTION No matter how good your idea for a product or service is, it doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business. Avoid the pitfalls of launching your business based solely on your idea. Join Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations for Business Viability 1 and learn how to identify the costs to start and operate your business for the first year. You’ll calculate the starting capital and annual sales required to break even, as well as…

Find out more »

Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Forecast

March 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Available Online for Communities and at BDIC Boardroom for Yellowknife, Online and in Yellowknife at BDIC Boardroom - 5009, 50th Avenue Canada
Free

Avoiding Cash Flow Pitfalls COURSE DESCRIPTION The financial health of your business ultimately depends on your cash flow – even if you’re already turning a profit. Keeping your cash flow positive is one of the best ways to improve the financial health of your business and ensure you continue to grow. Join Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations, as he details how to stay on top of your business cash flow. You’ll learn the three factors that determine how cash enters your…

Find out more »
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