What’s Coming Up In March!

Happy March 1st! We hope you’re keeping warm out there, the month has definitely come in like a lion. It is going to be another eventful month with training, events and networking opportunities.

Business Plan Development Workshop Series

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
March 2 – April 6
8:45 am – 11:45 am

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. Click here to learn more about this workshop and the register.

Spirit of Winnipeg Awards

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
March 4
5:15 pm – 9:45 pm

The 7th annual awards dinner celebrates innovation and creativity in the business community and non-profit organizations.

Ramp Up Manitoba Meetup: Let’s Scale this Thing

Startup Winnipeg
March 9
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Room P107, Roblin Centre
Red River College, 160 Princess Street

Features best practices for going from startup to scale up. Keynote speakers are Marshall Ring, MTA; Jay Myers, BOLD; and Wade Barnes, Farmer’s Edge.

Business Breakfast: Thinking Outside the Border

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
March 10
8:00 – 9:30 am
The Met

Entrepreneur Heidi Reimer-Epp talks about her decision to look beyond Canadian borders for business not long after she started  of Botanical PaperWorks. What began as an act of necessity turned into a strategically wise move as Botanical PaperWorks diversified risk and developed lucrative markets in the United States, Europe and Australia. Learn more about how you too can grow your business in 2016 by developing new geographic markets.

Welcome to Business

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
March 16
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. Click here to learn more about the session and the register.

State of the Nation Address 2016: Canada’s Continuing Story of Immigration

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
March 17
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Fort Gary Hotel

Join the Chamber for their State of the Nation Address and hear Minister McCallum talk about the role of immigration in our society, and how it can contribute not only to the economy, but overall to a harmonious, successful and prosperous Canada.

Business Tax: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
March 23
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What can I deduct? What can’t I deduct? What documents should I keep? Are there different rules for sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations? What deadlines are important to my business? Get answers to these and other commonly asked questions from an accounting professional who has worked with a variety of businesses in various industries.

The 2016 Provincial Leader Breakfast Series

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
March 30
7:30 am – 9:00 am
$47.50 – $57.50

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce will host each of the party leaders at a breakfast event. The series begins with Brian Pallister, leader of the Conservative Party of Manitoba.

If you know of any exciting happenings in Winnipeg this month, please let us know in the comments below.
Have a great month!

– Ashley Wood