The Monthly StartUp’s Newsletter – September 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Introducing our newest Business Advisor, 
Paul Keefe!

Paul recently joined the WTC Winnipeg team as a Business Advisor, and his main role will be in supporting startups.

Digital Manitoba Initiative for Manitoba SME’s

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, through the Digital Manitoba Initiative (DMI), is offering a targeted digital services program which will pair up to 120 SME’s with specialized service professionals to provide fundamental building blocks for technology enhancement to support growth. 
This program will connect participants with expert advisors in three service streams: Business Technology Assessment, Digital Legal Services, and Cybersecurity Audit. Learn more about each stream.
The program is now open to qualifying Manitoba businesses. Applicants must:
– be businesses owned and operated in Manitoba
– be registered and in good standing with the Manitoba Companies Office
– have been operating since March 1, 2019
– have invested $3,500 or more in technology since December 1, 2021
– have at least five employees.

Learn more about the program’s structure and application process

World Trade Centre Winnipeg is planning its next
Business Planning Program (BPP) sessio

This program is for all entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs and it starts this winter, 2022.

The BPP consists of:
– Seven half-day sessions
– A business advisor assigned to help, guide & support entrepreneurs
– Personalized support and access to industry experts
– A detailed workbook tailored for this program

WTC Webinar: 
Choosing a Business Structure

Attendees will learn:
• The differences between corporations, sole proprietorships, and partnerships
• The advantages and disadvantages of each structure
• Receive tips on how to choose which one is best for them.

This free webinar takes place online on October 12th, 2022
from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (CST)

Small Business Talent Summit
By The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

According to a recent survey, three out of four job seekers report that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. So what does that mean for you? Employee retention and inclusive hiring practices are key to the success of your business.
This September Small Business Forum is a FREE and in-depth learning opportunity to hear industry leaders and professionals who will offer insights on an inclusive hiring roadmap to help you with your hiring and retention practices.
3 reasons to attend:
• Connect with service agencies to support your employment needs
• Learn more about our Newcomer Employment Hub and CODE
• Discover new inclusive HR tactics for recruitment and retention.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Fort Garry Hotel
Free to Attend | $50 for Booth

2022 Emerging Issues Cleantech Conference

This November, MEIA will host the largest environmental conference Manitoba has seen, and we want you to be a part of it. The Emerging Issues Cleantech conference will showcase new and upcoming technologies and solutions to help Manitobans mitigate the climate crisis and make their businesses more profitable through sustainability.

Special rates are available for cleantech startups. 

This event will be in-person at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg,
MB on November 30, 2022. 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Article from The Winnipeg Free Press
Making (dog)house calls

Many people who choose to live with the companionship of animals know the stress of taking an ailing pet to a veterinary clinic. Pet lovers will go to great lengths to ensure their furry friends are well looked after. That’s where having a veterinarian who makes house calls can be a real game-changer.

Dr. Lisa Sawka started Animal Ark Veterinary Services in 2006.

“It was something I always wanted to do…”

Article from The Winnipeg Free Press
A taste of Europe

Your next European experience might come just outside Winnipeg’s borders.
At least, that’s Jan Regehr’s hope.

European flea markets were top of mind for Regehr when she planned The Village, her new business venture near Oakbank…

How to Start a Business in Canada
When You’re Not Canadian:
There are several steps you need to take before you can be up and running a Canadian-based business. Read on for important information and advice.

Ottawa to allow provinces to boost immigration:
Manitoba and other provinces can expect
an increase in the number of immigrants
they can accept, and advance notice of
what their annual provincial nominee program allocations will be in the years ahead.

As a Business Advisor with WTC Winnipeg, I would be happy to connect with you to discuss any questions relating to the events
or resources mentioned above.