What’s Coming Up in July

We hope you enjoyed your holiday yesterday celebrating our nation’s birthday! We sure did! There are a few things coming up this month that we want to remind you of:

Welcome to Business
July 9
6:30 pm – 8:30 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. Click here to learn more about the session and the register.

Business Plan Development Series
July 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30,
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What is a business plan and why do I need one? A business plan 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. Clickhere to learn more about the sessions and to register.

Social Media

We have something very special planned for our Facebook followers this month so if you’re not already following us, make sure you do! You can find us here. Stay tuned (and watch Facebook) to find out more…

Starting next Tuesday, we’re going to be hosting #TuesdayTalk from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. We’ll be asking our followers questions around owning businesses and being entrepreneurs. Please join in by following us here.

Have a tip on summer happenings around the city? Pop-up shops? Women-run business events we should know about? Feel free to comment below, we’d love to hear from you!

– Ashley Wood