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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

March 2019

Buying a Franchise

Thu March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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: Steven Beal, Beal Business Brokers & Advisors In this seminar, we will review the upside of franchising versus a stand-alone start-up. In addition, we will be examining risks and issues of which a potential buyer needs to be aware. NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag dinner to make the most of this session. Attendees will learn the following: 1. Why buy a franchise? 2. How to select a franchise 3. Franchise rules Steven Beal…

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April 2019

Cross Cultural Communications

Tue April 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

Presenter: Kathleen Wilson An opportunity to workshop on national culture, and different culturally developed value dimensions found in the workplace and trade. We will explore how we approach these dimensions personally, and how we can be more aware of the communication backgrounds and needs of others in business and beyond. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Understanding of national culture and values in the workplace 2. Cross cultural communication awareness development 3. Context/audience communication skills Kathleen is a Communications Instructor at the University of…

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Succession Planning: What you Need to Know

Wed April 3 @ 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: Steven Beal, Beal Business Brokers & Advisors This seminar will address the subject of succession plan by identifying issues, finding ways to increase value, and preparing a business for transition. 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. Identifying succession issues 2. Understanding ways to increase value 3. Preparing a business for transition or sale Steven Beal is the founder of Beal Business Brokers & Advisors, a…

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How to Start a Business in Manitoba

Thu April 4 @ 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 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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Training: Accessible Customer Service

Tue April 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 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
$35.00

Presenter: Heather Hiscock, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) Standard on customer service is now law in Manitoba. Along with other requirements, this law requires that all businesses and organizations train all employees and volunteers who interact with the public. The Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Manitobans Act and the Customer Service Standard will be reviewed in this session presented in collaboration with the World Trade Centre Winnipeg and Society for Manitobans with Disabilities.…

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Goods & Services Tax (GST) 101

Wed April 10 @ 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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Which Social Media is Right for Your Business?

Wed April 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: Aaron Newnham, TMD Winnipeg (The Marketing Department) Participants will learn some key features of four of the most popular social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn), as well as some best practices when utilizing them for business. Attendee will learn the following: 1. Key differences between platforms 2. How to use each platform effectively 3. How social media can deliver leads and traffic to your website Passionate about small business, Aaron Newnham is Managing Partner for TMD Winnipeg, a…

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Revenue Canada: Business Tips and Tricks

Thu April 11 @ 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: Liaison Officer(s) of the CRA Did you know Canada Revenue Agency has a Liaison Officer Program that provides in-person guidance, support, and information to help small businesses understand and navigate the tax system? Learn how you can access this valuable service and hear directly from one of Canada Revenue Agency’s Liaison Officers. 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. Learn about the services…

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Non-Profits: Strategic Prospecting and Target Marketing

Tue April 16 @ 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: Scott Donald & Frank Atnikov, Frank Growth Solutions This seminar is geared towards non-profit organizations. To be as effective as possible in terms of your time, energy and resources, this seminar will help you decide which stakeholder(s) you should be communicating with for your funding needs. We will also touch on social impacts, and the delivery of services or products. Attendee will learn the following: 1. The ability to research demographics, psychographics and firmographics to their advantage 2. The understanding that marketing does…

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One More Reason to do Your Taxes

Wed April 17 @ 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: Susan St. George & Jim Pratcshler, Canada Revenue Agency The seminar will provide an overview of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program. The SR&ED Program is a federal tax incentive program that is designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development.  Attendees will learn the following: 1. The basic requirements of the program and what it can offer 2. The type of work that can be eligible under the…

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Sales: Setup Your Business for Selling Success

Wed April 17 @ 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 Entrepreneurs and business owners often abdicate their leadership to their sales team which seems logical since the sales team is responsible for the revenue generating work. That can work as long as the team is performing as expected and still with you. In this dynamic seminar, you will learn practical strategies for building your company's selling system so your sales team can develop a pipeline of predictable sales and you as the business owner can…

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Part 1 | The Planning Process: Strategy

Thu April 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: Josée Lemoine, Pivot Performance In Part 1 of a 2-part series, Josée Lemoine will help you understand why strategic planning is important and how it can benefit your company's growth. You will learn how to conduct an environment scan and develop a Mission, a Vision and Values in order to set a foundation that will align your team to work towards the same goals. You will also learn to set "SMART" goals and objectives that take into account the…

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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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South Dakota Trade Opportunities

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 Sioux Falls South Dakota, what a great place to do business! What are the trade advantages, tax advantages, distribution opportunities and manufacturing opportunities? Why is this such a great time to consider South Dakota based on USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) and other advantages?  Attendees will learn the following: 1. US trade opportunities based on today's trade environment: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 2. Tax advantages compared to other US states  3. South Dakota location…

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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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