The year is quickly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still have time to grow your business in 2018.
Whether you’re new to business ownership or are a seasoned entrepreneur, Edmonton’s business community has an event for you this November. These events feature expert advice that can help you improve best practices, get started in the industry of your dreams, or continue to grow your business.
Take some time to find an event that can help you grow personally and professionally. Even if you think a topic doesn’t apply to you, show up anyway! You might learn something you can apply to your business, or you could make great connections for down the road.
Personal Branding Workshop
Thursday November 1 at 11:30am
As a small business owner, it’s easy to focus on your company’s brand while neglecting your personal brand. Or, perhaps you’ve never created a personal brand. This is a crash course in your personal brand, including what differentiates you, how to represent your company and yourself, and building a positive presence in-person and online. There will also be an opportunity for you to pay a professional photographer to update your headshot, so come looking your best!
The Entrepreneur’s Launch Framework
Tuesday November 6 at 9am
As an aspiring entrepreneur, you may not be sure how to begin your journey to success. What you need is a plan for your business; a strategy that will help you focus your energy. You’ll get all that and more with the Entrepreneur’s Launch Framework. This workshop will help you build a framework for your business. Create a map of what your business does, who you serve, and how you will make a profit and grow. Once you have this on paper, you can focus on creating the business you’ve envisioned.
The 8 Deadly Wastes
ATB Entrepreneur Centre
Thursday, November 8 at 2pm
Productivity at work is key, but how do we make sure our actions are productive? The key is to identify and eliminate waste in our everyday practices. Every activity and process at work is affected by waste. Chartered accountants Bob Hahn and Trevor Lukey walk you through the 8 ways your business is being wasteful, and also explain how accounting decisions affect your business. Don’t fall prey to the 8 deadly wastes. Learn how you can identify and reduce waste in your business.
The 10 Most Powerful Questions You Should Ask in Every Meeting
Friday November 9 at 10am
Client meetings are a necessary part of what you do as an entrepreneur. So how come nobody told you how to conduct a meeting when you started your business? If you aren’t getting what you need out of meetings, you need to learn how to ask higher-value questions. This interactive webinar will provide you with advice to ensure you (and your clients or partners) get the most out of your meetings.
Bring Your Creations to Life. Learn Why Intellectual Property Matters.
ATB Entrepreneur Centre
Wednesday November 14 at 12pm
Businesses start with an idea – your idea. Whether you are working on rebranding, an innovative concept, or an exciting new product, you need to know how to protect your intellectual property. Intellectual property advisor Marnie Fyten walks you through the importance of protecting your intellectual property. You will learn the basics of trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial designs, and copyright and how they apply to you and your business ideas. Protect your intellectual property and give yourself a positive start on your business goals.
BNI Dynamic Connections
The Delta Hotel
Every Wednesday at 7:30 am
Meeting Fee – $30
BNI (Business Network International) is a closed networking group with members and chapters worldwide. BNI offers small businesses direct referral networking to help grow y
our business. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to your first meeting, as you’ll be making connections with business owners who your future clients. BNI has made a huge difference for Fine Point Writing & Editing, and we’re happy to share our experience with anyone interested in creating more referrals for their business.