What’s Coming Up in APRIL!


Welcome April! We’re looking forward to warmer days as well as the training opportunities and events taking place this month! If we’ve missed anything please let us know in the comments below.

Welcome to Business
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
April 6
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Starting a business is an appealing idea for many women, but do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? This session helps you explore the advantages and challenges of being self-employed. It will also provide you with answers to frequently asked questions including: What is a business plan? How do I register my business name? Do I require any special licenses or permits? How do I finance my idea? A Business Advisor from the Women’s Enterprise Centre will guide you through the resources available at the Centre and introduce you to services delivered by our business network partners to help you put your dream into action. Register.

2016 Provincial Leader Breakfast Series Presented by Deloitte featuring Rana Bokhari, Leader,Manitoba Liberal Party
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
April 6
Delta Hotel Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Avenue
7:30 – 9:00 am

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2016 Provincial Leader Breakfast Series Presented by Deloitte featuring Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, Leader, Manitoba NDP
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
April 13
Delta Hotel Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
7:30 – 9:00 am

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Spring Networking Event for Professional Women
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and Women Lawyers’ Forum of the Manitoba Bar Association
April 13
Deluca’s, 942 Portage Avenue|
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us for the 8th annual Spring Networking Event, taking place this year on April 13 at DeLuca’s. Spend an evening networking with professional women, visit the various hors d’oeuvres stations where the DeLuca’s team (along with a little help from participants) will prepare the evening’s appetizers, and learn about wines that pair well with the offerings. We may even get to take home a recipe or two. Purchase tickets.

Business Plan Development Workshop Series
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
April 13 – May 18
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What is a business plan and why do I need one? It is a critical tool for outlining the strategy and developing the tactics to manage your business. This document identifies your business concept, organizes the information derived from your research, and explains how you will start and operate your business. This interactive series provides in-depth instruction on preparing each section of the business plan. A business plan template is included. Classes are small and range in size from 6 to 15 participants so there is lots of time for questions and discussion.Register. 

Business Breakfast: What’s it Worth to You?
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
April 14
8:00 – 9:30 am

Do you know the fair market value of your business? Regardless of your business stage, this is important information to have when making key decisions. Kyla Kramps, a Vice President at PWC Winnipeg will provide an overview of valuation concepts and methodologies then relate the information to business situations ranging from start-ups wondering how lenders might view the value of a business to entrepreneurs wanting to bring key employees on as owners or those thinking about succession issues. Purchase tickets.

Market Watch: Reduce Risk and Increase Your Net Worth
WBOM Lunch Series
April 19
Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Members $20 plus GST, Future Members $30 plus GST

Learn how to reduce your risk in the market during times of uncertainty and increase your overall net worth. Gail Howell of Freedom 55 Financial will outline the advantages of using a unique ‘asset class’ that reduces risk during times of market volatility. Understand how to increases your overall net worth with easy steps that can be incorporated into your overall financial plan. Purchase tickets. 

Why Crossing the Line is Good for Business: Fact-Finding Trip to the U.S. and Canadian Borders
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
April 21
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

If you want to explore importing/exporting to the U.S., this practical, hands-on introduction is for you – whether you are just starting a business venture or looking to expand your existing company. Come on board our bus for a full day, uncovering all aspects of importing and exporting while our experts are at your disposal to answer your questions. Register.

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce: MBiz Breakfast Series featuring The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
April 22
Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion Street
7:30 – 9:00 am

Purchase tickets.

Inaugural Small Business Council Forum
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
April 27
7:30 – 10:00 am
Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave.

Meet with experts, connect with other small businesses, discuss business issues and expand your business knowledge. Register.

Third + Bird Spring Market
Third + Bird
April 29, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 30, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transcona Country Club, 2070 Dugald Road

More than 80 local vendors will be selling unique, handmade items.Learn more.
Have a great month!