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WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface)

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219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada

May 2019

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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June 2019

Managing Smart: Engaging Employee Performance

Tue June 4 @ 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: Dan Furlan, CPHR A practical briefing session for Managers to build employee performance through effectively engaging employees for increased commitment and productivity. A key aspect of this session is shedding painful, outdated performance management techniques for more effective, efficient and timely ongoing leadership. Attendee will learn the following: 1. To focus on employee engagement and success for higher performance 2. To engage employees in planning goals, increasing accountability, learning and growth 3. How to succeed and avoid the painful pitfalls of traditional performance…

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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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Facebook 101

Wed June 5 @ 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 Facebook 101 will take attendees through setting up a business page on Facebook, discuss best practices and provide hints and tips on creating interesting and engaging posts using 3rd party tools, and describe how to use the Facebook advertising platform to help grow your audience quickly. 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…

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Panel: Women Entrepreneurs

Thu June 6 @ 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

Moderator: Sandra Altner, Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba Presenters: Cheryl Baldwin and Christina Reinke Join the discussion with a panel of women entrepreneurs hosted by World Trade Centre Winnipeg and the Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. This in-depth conversation will explore the experiences of three women entrepreneurs in Manitoba with a look at the resources they have relied upon; their triumphs and challenges; and the words of wisdom they would share with other women thinking about starting a business. NOTE: Please feel…

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The Truth About Credit

Fri June 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: Tim J. St Vincent, Credit Counselling Society Ever wondered what is the difference between a credit score and a credit report? Do you know what builds (or reduces) your credit score?  Credit can be very confusing and this can lead to decisions that may impact your overall credit profile. Decisions and actions that are seemingly positive may actually impact you negatively. Come and learn how the credit bureaus and credit reports really work. Attendee will learn the following: 1.…

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Clearing the Air: Business & Climate Change

Mon June 10 @ 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: David McLaughlin, Director of Climate Change - Canada Calling all businesses! Through a partnership between the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) and the World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg), this interactive seminar is one of several engagements with the province’s small and medium enterprise (SME) community on climate change impacts. They aim to explore innovative actions by SMEs on mitigation and adaptation and inform on the types of supports that are needed to…

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Basics of International Business Negotiations

Tue June 11 @ 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: Siddha Param, Strand Ridge Tips on how to negotiate effective international business partnerships and avoid pitfalls that could affect your bottomline. It is essential to be well prepared when doing business in international markets. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Tips for international business negotiations 2. Ingredients for a successful international contract 3. A major North American case study will be introduced for discussion Siddha Param LL.B. (Hons) London, U.K. has over 25 years of multicultural experience in international trade,…

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Networking 101

Wed June 12 @ 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 Professional networking is an important element to growing your business. However, this doesn’t always come naturally to entrepreneurs. This seminar will give you the tools needed to network successfully. Attendee will learn the following: 1. The art of professional networking 2. Delivering a winning sales pitch 3. Improve your approach to tradeshows 4. Turn potential clients into loyal clients Nicole Fontaine is the Liaison Officer at the World Trade Centre Winnipeg and has…

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Sales: Winning Over Your Prospects in the First Meeting

Wed June 12 @ 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 This seminar will guide you and your team through the framework of a highly productive qualifying sales appointment. Avoid unnecessary delays converting prospects to clients by learning to lead your prospects and determining early, the probability of a sale. Attendees will learn the following: 1. The components of a productive sales call and how to organize them 2. 3 levels of questions that cause your prospects to provide valuable information so you can truly understand their…

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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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RST: An Overview of Retail Sales Tax

Wed June 19 @ 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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Social Media Advertising 101

Wed June 19 @ 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 this session, we will discuss advertising on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. We will look at the different types and styles of ads you can run, targeting capabilities, and add buying techniques to help you get the most our of your hard earned advertising dollars. Attendee will learn the following: 1. The different types of advertising opportunities available on each platform 2. The targeting capabilities of each platform 3. Add buying techniques that help…

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Women Procurement

Thu June 20 @ 10:00 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: La Vona Parker Are you a woman who owns or runs a business? Have you considered the Government of Canada (GOC) as a potential customer? The GOC purchases over $20 billion of goods and services each year, ranging from catering services to automotive fleets. Unfortunately, women owned and led businesses are under-represented among government suppliers. By understanding your potential to sell to the GOC, we can change that – because when women succeed, everyone succeeds. Attendees will learn the following:…

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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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Getting It Done: A Home-Based Business Boot Camp

Fri June 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: Lisa Lewis, Beyond Excellence Why are there so many different organizational systems and time management methods out there? The answer is simple: it’s like any other business or personal challenge. There is no simple, one size fits all answer. You must build a solution that works for you and your home-based business. We will explore various time management and organizational methods so that you can build a productivity plan for your home-based business. Over the course of this  workshop,…

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Goods & Services Tax (GST) 101

Tue June 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: Kevin Code, CPA, CGA, Talbot & Associates (T&A) This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are new to business and would appreciate having a better understanding of how GST works. This seminar will address concerns on the premise of “what they don’t know could hurt them”. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Define taxable product and service as well as what’s exempt and zero rated (and what this means) 2. Different methods of calculating the GST including the Quick and…

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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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How to Start a Business in Manitoba

Thu June 27 @ 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: Nicole Fontaine, World Trade Centre Winnipeg This seminar covers the basic requirements you need to consider when starting your own business, including: NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session. Attendees will learn the following: 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…

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July 2019

WTC Winnipeg’s Eat and Greet

Wed July 24 @ 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

Come meet members of the WTC Winnipeg team who will inform you of the various programs, services, information and research they offer that could benefit you throughout your entrepreneurial journey and can save you time and effort in starting, growing or expanding your business. The team has been working with local, national and international businesses since 2008 and is a unique source of knowledge and expertise for entrepreneurs and exporters alike. Join us over lunch to learn more about our beneficial services.…

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August 2019

WTC Winnipeg’s Eat and Greet

Thu August 29 @ 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

Come meet members of the WTC Winnipeg team who will inform you of the various programs, services, information and research they offer that could benefit you throughout your entrepreneurial journey and can save you time and effort in starting, growing or expanding your business. The team has been working with local, national and international businesses since 2008 and is a unique source of knowledge and expertise for entrepreneurs and exporters alike. Join us over lunch to learn more about our beneficial services.…

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