What’s Coming Up in November

Happy November! We believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor so we love being able to provide you with a list of training opportunities and events both at the Centre and throughout the province. As we get closer to the holiday season, there will be many pop-up shops and craft events for the makers and the creatives. We’ve included all of the events that we’re aware of, but if we’ve missed some, please add them in the comments below.Thank you!

Business Owner – Brand Thyself, with Kenton Larson
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
November 4
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The way you present your business – in person, online, and everywhere – is a key element of attracting and keeping clients. This session will give you the building blocks you need to consider when writing, building, and expressing a brand story for your business: a snapshot of what it is now or where you hope to take it, including: What’s a brand? What are brand personality and positioning? What are the benefits of branding? What is brand value? How can I use tried-and-true branding methods effectively for my business? How do I start building my brand? At the end of this session, you’ll be ready to tell your brand story, its core beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, and vision. Click here for more information and to register.

Incorporating Your Business
Entrepreneurship Manitoba
November 3 and November 26
10 am – Noon
Attend this seminar to gain valuable insight into the key steps, legal requirements and potential taxation benefits of setting up a new business as a corporation or moving your existing proprietorship/partnership to an incorporated company. Click here for more information and to register.

Why Crossing the Line is Good for Business!
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
November 5
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you want to explore importing/exporting to the U.S., this practical, hands-on introduction is for you, whether as a business venture or 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 for any questions. Click here for more information and to register.

Winnipeg Etsy Street Team Handmade and Vintage Sale
Winnipeg Etsy Street Team
November 7
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
$2, kids under 12 free admission
The Winnipeg Etsy Street Team sale showcases local Etsy sellers of handcrafted wares and curated vintage collections. Door prizes and Free swag/gifts for visitors will be drawn/available throughout the entire sale. FREE Parking

Business Breakfast – Take Charge of Your Time and Priorities with Marie Antaya
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
November 12
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Do you feel there is simply not enough time to get everything done? The key to achieving your priorities lies in managing yourself in relation to time and events. Marie Antaya, founder of Eclectic Communications, a highly recognized training and consulting company specializing in communication development, will provide tips and tools so that you have the power to set priorities and to manage your time and yourself. She will talk about the power of habit; identifying priorities; and scheduling so things get done. Click here for more information and to register.

Innovative Manitoba
November 18
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pitch’Day is a dynamic event that allows anyone with a business idea to deliver two-minute pitches to an expert panel of judges and an audience from Winnipeg’s entrepreneurship and innovation communities. Clickhere for more information and to register.

Promotional Writing Boot Camp with Gail Granger

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
November 18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every day we are bombarded with messages from newspapers, advertisements, e-mails, blogs, and letters. Learn how to cut through the noise! This fast-paced session will provide you with tips and tools to tighten up your writing and zero in on your target audience. Click here for more information and to register.

Artisanal Winter Market
Lady Led Collective
November 21
11  am – 7pm
A full-fledge market in a beautifully restored church with over twenty, hand selected, vendors. For more information, click here.

Business Tax: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know, with Angela Hilland
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
November 25
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. Click here for more information and to register.

Third + Bird Christmas Market
Third + Bird
November 27 – November 28
6:00 – 9:00 pm (Friday)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday)
We are proud to work with integrity and creativity to offer you workshops, gatherings, and markets that are more than just an event – they are an experience with every detail thought out in a way that supports local makers, artisans, farmers, and other local businesses. We strive for a personal connection with those we serve and work with – because local makers and their crafts matter to us – and we believe they matter to you. Click here for more information.

Winnipeg Social Innovation Challenge
The Social Innovation Challenge
November 27 – 28
6:00 pm – 8:45 pm (Friday)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday)
Social Innovation Challenge is a unique opportunity that brings together change makers, mentors, and funders all focused on bettering society. Ideas should focus on one or more of the following areas: economic, social, environmental and spiritual. Click here for more information and to register.

Have we missed anything? Please let us know by commenting below.

Thanks and have a great month!

– Ashley Wood