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Skills Development Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs

WeBC delivers a range of live and online workshops around BC to help you develop practical, applied business skills.

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Workshop topics for every stage of your business

Explore a range of topics from Starting a Business to our Export Series.

Workshops

WeCafés: Learn, share & network on our Business Cafés

Everyone’s welcome at WeBC’s Business Cafés! Free, fun and interactive meetups on a variety of topics that matter to women entrepreneurs—from social media to leadership, exporting to self-care.

Grab your beverage of choice, hop online and join the conversation with subject matter experts from the WeBC volunteer community.

Business Launch

  • So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur
  • Free Starting a Business Info Session
  • Building your Business Plan: Formalize Your Ideas, A Series for Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs
  • Business Planning Basics: A 6-Week Program for Indigenous Women

Marketing and Sales

  • 6 Keys to Common-sense Marketing
  • Focused Marketing: Targeted Effort, Tangible Results
  • The Power of One: How Small Changes Can Increase Sales

Finance

  • Cash Flow: Budgeting for Your Business
  • Financial Understanding: Income Statements and Balance Sheets
  • Know Your Numbers: 4 Key Ratios and What They Can Tell You
  • Financial Fitness Series
Business Strategy

Business Strategy

  • Grow Your Business So It’s Right for You
  • Moving Up! Business Growth Strategies
  • Ready, Set Grow: Preparing to Grow Your Business
  • Setting New Goal Posts: Growing Your Business from a Tactical Perspective
Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management

  • Stepping Up: Uncover Your True Leadership Potential
  • Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Mindset Mastery for Business Growth
  • Hiring 101: Finding Great Employees in a Labour Shortage
  • Employee Retention: Strategies That Engage
  • Managing HR: Building Trust Within Your Team
  • Imposter Syndrome: Owning It & Moving Forward
Export

Export

  • Are You Ready to Export? Exploring Your Options
  • Where Should You Export? Researching New Markets
  • How Will You Export? Building Your Plan

Youth

  • Become a Diversity Champion
  • Cultivate your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Launch Your Dream Series for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

  • How to Use Your Global Experience to Build a Great Business
  • How to Identify Business Opportunities
  • How to Find Sources of Funding as an Immigrant Entrepreneur

Frequently Asked Questions - WeBC Workshops and Webinars

To get the most out of our sessions, we highly recommend joining our webinars in person. But we get it, life is busy!

Yes, we record all workshop sessions and a link to the recording is sent to all registrants via email following the session.

Recordings of paid webinars are available for 30 days following the session.

Recordings of free webinars are available anytime in our On-Demand Learning library and on our YouTube channel.

We’re here to ensure every woman is able to access support! If you would like to request a bursary, please contact our Client Service team to complete your complimentary registration.

It depends on the series. Please read the series description to learn about the format.

Some of our programs are delivered using a cohort model, so you can make strong connections with other women and build your network.

Others, like our HR, Export or Financial Series give you the option to attend some or all sessions. We do offer a discount for signing up for the whole series!

You will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation email when you register for the series.

We also send out a reminder email a day or two before each session, which includes the Zoom link and any relevant materials.

Didn’t receive your reminder email? Please check your junk folder, then contact skillsdevelopment@we-bc.ca and we’ll be happy to re-send it.

We’re always interested to know what you’d like to learn about. If you have a topic suggestion, please email it to skillsdevelopment@we-bc.ca.

Upcoming WeBC workshops

We host virtual and in-person events and workshops throughout the year, along with our partners around BC

Build Your HR Strategy Toolkit: 3-Part Series, Summer 2022

DATE & TIME2022-07-06 @ 10:00 - 11:00

LOCATION

online

HR Series, Session 1 | Hiring 101: Finding Great Employees in a Labour Shortage

DATE & TIME2022-07-06 @ 10:00 - 11:00

LOCATION

online

WeCafé: EYE Global - Get Fresh Ideas for Your Business with the Collaboration Program for Entrepreneurs

DATE & TIME2022-07-12 @ 10:00 - 11:00

LOCATION

online

HR Series, Session 2 | Employee Retention: Strategies That Engage

DATE & TIME2022-07-13 @ 10:00 - 11:00

LOCATION

online