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World Trade Centre Winnipeg

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April 2019

RST: An Overview of Retail Sales Tax

Tue April 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Gisele Kasdorf, Manitoba Taxation Division The Retail Sales Tax (RST), also known as Provincial Sales Tax (PST), is an 8% tax applied to the retail sale or rental of most goods and certain services in Manitoba. This session will provide you with an verview explaining the application of Retail Sales Tax for businesses operating in Manitoba. Whether your business is selling goods, providing services, or both, find out the registration requirements and how Retail Sales Tax applies to your business.…

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E-Commerce 101

Wed April 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Aubrey Kotelko, Bold Commerce Join us for e-commerce 101, where we will dive into everything you need to know when starting a new online store. If you’re looking to open a new online business, or add an online presence to your retail business, this seminar will put you on the right path. Attendee will learn the following: 1. How to choose an e-commerce platform 2. How to establish your business online and gain traffic 3. How to make your…

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Instagram 101

Wed April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Aaron Newnham, TMD Winnipeg Instagram 101 will focus on setting up and optimizing an Instagram account for business use. We’ll discuss how to create interesting and engaging posts, how to use hash tags to grow your audience and explore advertising opportunities. We’ll also explore using 3rd party apps designed to help you manage your account and stand out from your competitors. Attendee will learn the following: 1. How to set up and optimize an Instagram account for business use…

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Are You Ready to Import/Export?

Thu April 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Éric Courcelles, WTC Winnipeg International markets offer opportunities for growth for many businesses in Manitoba whether it be from an exporting or an importing perspective. This session will provide participants with key elements to consider before leading their business on the pathway to global markets. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Benefits of global trade 2. What to consider before exporting 3. What to consider before importing Éric Courcelles is the Director of Strategy for the WTC Winnipeg. He…

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Info Session: Trade Opportunities in the States

Thu April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

  Presenter: Dean Dziedzic, Nick Fosheim & Rock Nelson, Sioux Falls Development Corp Foundation Looking to do more trade with the US? Join us for a special presentation on opportunities in the US with a special spotlight on South Dakota. South Dakota is a nearby state with many advantages for Manitoba companies to consider as you look to grow your business in the US. Attendees will learn the following: 1. US trade opportunities based on today’s environment: Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement 2. Overview…

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Managing Your Money

Tue April 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Evan Morgan Do finances stress you out? You're not alone! Learning to manage your money can help reduce the stress in your life and help you plan for unexpected events and expenses. Learn about apps and other financial tools available to help automate your finances to help you focus on what you do best in your business. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Creating and automating your budget with intuitive apps and tools and finding your "break-even" point 2. What can change…

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May 2019

Growing Your E-Commerce Business

Wed May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Marina Lovell, Bold Commerce In this seminar, you will learn strategies on how to grow your eCommerce business. We will dive into growth strategies such as: social media, paid advertising, SEO, and more. Attendees will learn the following: 1. How to increase the traffic visiting your online store 2. How to measure and improve your conversion rate 3. How to build a content strategy Marina is a Marketing Coordinator at Bold Commerce, where she works to help online merchants take advantage of…

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Workplace Safety Panel: People, Passion and Prevention

Thu May 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Moderator: Laura La Palme, Owner of L2 Marketing, past NAOSH Week Co-Chair and current chair of The Safetys Gala What happens when everyone makes safety a habit? The World Trade Centre Winnipeg and the Manitoba Chapter of North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) are pleased to present a panel of workplace safety and health professionals.  Join us for an in depth discussion of the important role safety plays in the workplace and discover best practices from those leading the…

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Immigration Information for Employers

Thu May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Amara Amath, IRCC and MPNP Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) will be hosting an information session for employers. The purpose of the session is to discuss how employers might use Canada’s economic immigration programs to meet labour market needs that cannot be met with Canadian workers. There will be a presentation on overseas recruitment, the MPNP employer direct process, work permits, LMIAs, and the provincial and federal economic immigration system, followed by a…

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An Overview of Employment Standards

Tue May 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Braham Singh, Employment Standards Do you have questions about paying your employees? Want to learn more about employment laws? This session will cover the basics of overtime, vacation time and pay, general holidays, protected leaves and terminating employment. Attendees will learn the following: 1. The basics to paying your employees 2. How to terminate employment 3. Recent changes to the Employment Standards Code and Regulation Braham Singh has been employed with the Province of Manitoba for eight years. With a degree in criminal…

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Selling Products Through E-Commerce Platforms

Wed May 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Christine Thiessen, Winnipeg’s Creative Studio In this seminar, we will take a closer look at the various website options for your business. From the basics of managing a website to selling your products online, we will find the right fit for you. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Various e-commerce platforms such as WordPress, Shopify and Etsy 2. Helping to sell and get paid online 3. The basics of having an online presence. It’s not as complicated as you think! Christine Thiessen…

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LinkedIn 101

Wed May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Aaron Newnham, TMD Winnipeg In LinkedIn 101, we will discuss different uses for LinkedIn and set up a personal and company account. We’ll look at best practices for posting, commenting and engaging with other users and explore utilizing groups to grow your audience.  NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session. Attendee will learn the following: 1. How to set up a personal and company page 2. Best practices for…

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Import/Export Shipping Hurdles

Thu May 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Steve & Tom Setka, InXpress Winnipeg Selling your products abroad or importing products to sell in Canada can create some logistical problems. Every country has its own laws and restrictions on what can be imported and exported to/from their country. Being prepared ahead of time and knowing what to expect prior to launch can significantly reduce your costs and improve your chances of success. Attendees will learn the following: 1. Exporting: How do I find out if my product can be…

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Panel: Selling to Government

Tue May 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

This 3-part knowledge building cluster is part of a collaborative effort of the three levels of government. Combining informative presentations with interactive components will ensure that you are provided with a strong foundation in public procurement. Materials Management Division, Corporate Finance Department | City of Winnipeg Procurement Services Branch of Manitoba Finance Public Services and Procurement Canada Office of the Procurement Ombudsman, Government of Canada Attendee will learn the following: 1. Overview of Procurement 2. Finding Opportunities: The Process 3.…

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Import/Export 101

Wed May 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Éric Courcelles & Johana Gutierrez, World Trade Centre Winnipeg Are you ready to buy and sell your goods or services outside of Canada? Tapping into international markets can open up opportunities for a business to grow its sales. This seminar will guide you in the right direction to start importing or exporting to reach new customers. At the end of the session, you will have gained knowledge on which basic steps to take to start selling your product to…

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How to Start a Business in Manitoba

Tue May 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Nicole Fontaine, World Trade Centre Winnipeg NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session. This seminar covers the basic requirements you need to consider when starting your own business, including: 1. Types of business organizations (e.i. home based business) and legal considerations 2. Name registration, taxation, licensing requirements 3. Financing options and more… Nicole Fontaine is the Liaison Officer at the World Trade Centre Winnipeg and has been…

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Twitter 101

Wed May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Aaron Newnham, TMD Winnipeg In Twitter 101, we’ll discuss the best practices in setting up an account for business use. We’ll explore how to use and create lists to help build your audience. We will discuss some strategies on how to use hashtags, re-tweeting and likes to build an engaged audience. NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session. Attendee will learn the following: Best practices in setting…

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Irregular Income: Budgeting Solutions

Thu May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Tim St Vincent, Credit Counselling Society Irregular income can come in many different forms such as self-employment, contracting, casual work, fluctuating hours, commissions, tips and even bonuses. One of the major challenges with irregular income is having the ability to predict a steady revenue making it difficult to budget accordingly. Luckily, different systems exist to help you manage irregular income, leaving you in control of your budget while allowing extra cash flow for other activities. NOTE: Please feel free…

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Business Growth and Expansion

Thu May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Rosalie E. Harms, CPA, MBA, Harms & Associates Inc Entrepreneurship begins with opportunity, while sustainable success comes from creating an organization that can execute on that opportunity. As organizations start to gain more sales and customers, achieving and managing growth is a critical factor for ongoing success. This seminar focuses on this transition from start-up to growth, providing insight on how to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities, identifying tips for successful execution and exploring the resources available to support…

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The New World of Talent Optimization

Tue May 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Colin Koch, Predictive Success Corporation This seminar will allow you to build a framework to ensure your business strategy is aligned with your business results through a people strategy designed to optimize talent. Attendees will learn the following: 1. Align your business strategy with your business results 2. Diagnose the workforce: Build a People Strategy 3. How to optimize talent: Design - Hire - Inspire Colin comes from a successful 27 year finance career with one of Canada's leading financial institutions. He was a…

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Intellectual Property 101

Wed May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: John A. Myers, Taylor McCaffrey LLP This seminar is designed to give participants an introduction to various types of intellectual property protection and how to enforce intellectual property rights. Attendees will learn the following: 1. Basics of copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design and trade secret law 2. How to protect intellectual property rights 3. How to commercialize intellectual property rights John Myers is a partner with the law firm Taylor McCaffrey LLP. He has appeared before all levels of court in Manitoba, the Federal…

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Sales: Prospect Research and Lead Generation Best Practices

Wed May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Darrell Boyko, Boyko Innovations The first steps of acquiring new clients and revenue are both research and prospecting. In this seminar, you and your team with learn a system to research, target and prospect companies that will be interested in hearing from you and more likely to buy from you. Attendees will learn the following: 1. How to efficiently research ideal prospects 2. What steps are non-negotiable when approaching your ideal customer for maximum impact 3. How to win with gatekeepers and become a…

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Indigenous Procurement

Thu May 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: La Vona Parker, Public Services and Procurement Canada Are you an Indigenous business owner? Did you know that since 1996, the Government of Canada (GOC) has awarded more than 100,000 contracts with a total value of $3.3 billion to Indigenous businesses? The GOC is committed to helping Indigenous businesses compete for more government contracts. Will the GOC be your next customer? NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session. Attendee…

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World Trade Day 2019

Thu May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2 Canada
$65.00 - $75.00

  The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is proud to announce World Trade Day 2019 presented by Export Development Canada (EDC)! Now more than ever, Manitoba businesses need to understand the importance of diversifying their international markets. Local, interprovincial and international trade has always been integral to the growth of a business. Join other business leaders looking to network and grow their business beyond our borders and who are ambitious and globally-minded. The event will consist of an inspirational talk delivered by eBay's Andrea Stairs,…

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June 2019

Exports, Financing & International Markets

Wed June 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Colin Smith, Export Development Canada (EDC) In this seminar, participants will learn about the different ways Export Development Canada (EDC) can offer support and financing to better prepare Canadian companies to respond to international business opportunities and tap into foreign markets. In addition, participants will learn how to reduce risk and improve cash flow. EDC provides Canadian exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise. Attendee will learn the following: 1.…

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How Can Your Business Take Part in Truth and Reconciliation?

Tue June 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Jessica Dumas, Prime Image Life Coaching 1 in 7 Manitobans are Indigenous and the population is growing. Participants will gain an understanding of the context of Indigenous people in Canada, in a time where Indigenous are recognized as the youngest and fastest growing population. This seminar will give you an introduction on how to find resources and respond to Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRC) Calls to Action Number 92, to the corporate and business sector. NOTE: Please feel free…

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Business Information for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Thu June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenters: World Trade Centre Winnipeg Community Futures Manitoba | Indigenous Business Development Services Douglas V. Tingey Law World Trade Centre Winnipeg and Community Futures Manitoba | Indigenous Business Development Services are proud to present services and resources available to Indigenous entrepreneurs in Manitoba. The seminar will focus on business start-up information, legal considerations and taxation rules for Indigenous entrepreneurs. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Where to get information on starting a business 2. Legal considerations and taxation information for Indigenous entrepreneurs…

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Business Opportunities in Nunavut

Tue June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface), 219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada
Free

Presenter: Derek Earl, World Trade Centre Winnipeg Nunavut is a vast northern territory with a small population, yet a robust economy whose growth rate exceeds the national average. Manitoba has a special relationship with Nunanvut, and the Kivalliq region in particular. The re-opening of the Churchill rail line offers new opportunities to develop business opportunities for Manitoba companies. This seminar will offer a backgrounder and brief economic overview of Nunavut, provide a basic understanding of potential business opportunities in Nunavut…

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