Apr
4
Thu
Basic Bookkeeping Workshop @ Community Futures Greater Trail Tickets
Apr 4 – Apr 25 all-day
Basic Bookkeeping Workshop @ Community Futures Greater Trail

KNOW YOUR BUSINESS!!

This 4-day workshop will give you a greater understanding of your business finances. Attend Day 1 ($5o + GST) or all 4 sessions ($150 + GST).

You’ll receive instruction and assistance on setting up your own manual, dual entry, bookkeeping system using a general ledger method. Participants are required to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel or a similar type of spreadsheet software, as you will be using a series of Excel templates that tally up monthly ledger entries, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and produce an actual financial statement.

Cost is: $50 + GST for a 1-day introductory session, or $150 + GST for the full 4-day series beginning on April 4, 11, 18 & 25 at the Community Futures downstairs Boardroom, from 9 am – 4 pm.

For further information or to enroll, please contact Kristi at (250) 364-2595 x 24 or kristine@communityfutures.com

Apr
24
Wed
Computer Lab @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Computer Lab @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Instructor: Sharron Swan
Here is your opportunity to bring a project or software problem to the computer lab and work on it with the expert guidance of our program instructor. Sharron is an expert on: Word, Access, Excel, HTML, Expression Web, Search Engine Optimization, Facebook for business, Mobile Web Site Design & QR coding. Pre-registration is required. A basic knowledge of computers and the software that you intend to use are necessary to take part in this workshop. $15 +GST
Deadline to register: Jan 18 (we prefer you register by this date to secure the instructor but you can still call after this date if the class is running!)

Apr
25
Thu
NISP® Canada – Circular Economy Workshop (Trail, BC) @ Selkirk College Murial Griffiths Recital Room Tickets
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation and the NISP® Canada team invite you to participate in our next Business Opportunities Workshop in the City of Trail, as part of the Canadian National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP®). This initiative aims to develop innovative resource management solutions and generate triple bottom line benefits to companies based in British Columbia.
This workshop aims to:
– Find ways of turning waste by-products into valued resource inputs.
– Reduce waste management costs.
– Generate new business opportunities.
– Increase the size and diversity of your business network.
– Identify means of improving environmental performance.
– Expand the regional circular economy and drive innovation.
Workshop agenda:
– Networking breakfast.
– Welcoming remarks, keynote speaker, and overview workshop format.
– Round-table idea generation and resource matching (1.5 to 2 hours).
– Recap of the day’s achievements and synergies discovered.
– Light lunch with additional networking and to launch post-workshop follow-up by NISP® practitioners.
Over 30 regions around the globe have used NISP® events to help tens of thousands of businesses boost revenues, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance.
The principle behind Industrial Symbiosis is simple: Instead of being thrown away or destroyed, surplus resources generated by a manufacturing or ‘maker’ process are captured and then redirected for use as a new input for another process by one or more other companies, providing a mutual benefit or symbiosis.
These mutually profitable links are not restricted to materials. Other potential linkages can be based on such resources as: energy, wastewater, transportation, warehousing and expertise.
If you want to build your business network, achieve cost savings, generate sales from new markets, and contribute towards creating an environmentally sustainable economy – register now!
After the workshop, participants will receive reports regarding matches made during the workshop.
Practitioners will provide FREE follow-up to move ideas into business realities.
Bookkeeping Basics @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bookkeeping Basics @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Using a bookkeeping journal method, learn how to set-up your own books. Bookkeeping basics include the principles of double entry, how to keep your records organized, and more. Choose between paper journal system or Excel template that automatically totals your journals and produces financial statements.

Nelson participants: bring a USB drive so you can take home a copy of the Excel template.

Instructor: Barb Williams
Cost: $80 +GST
Registration: call 250-352-1933 ext. 100

Apr
30
Tue
Facebook: Engage Your Audience (Advanced) @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Facebook: Engage Your Audience (Advanced) @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

If you already have your own business Facebook page, then now’s the time to uncover opportunities for networking with a variety of people.  Learn how to be prepared, work with newsfeed formulas, enhance your presence, place ads, and boost posts.

Registration deadline: April 26 

Instructor: Chris Holland, Juggernaut Marketing & Communications

May
1
Wed
Make Every Word Count @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Make Every Word Count @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

We all receive and many of us give out too much information.

So, how do we streamline our writing?

This workshop guides you to more concise, clear, coherent communication, that connects with your audience. You will gain audience targeting, content editing and basic editing knowledge. If you write emails, web content, documents and marketing materials, this is for you.

Kate Harrison Whiteside, Key Advice and PlainLanguageAcademy.com specializes in plain language, communicating clearly with clients. She has thirty years of experience in writing and editing, training and coaching, leading and advising clients in many sectors, here, in the US, UK and Europe.

NOTE: The instructor will be attending via Zoom. Registrants can attend the workshop in our boardroom or from home (if they have a Zoom account).

Registration Deadline: April 26

Instructor: Kate Harrison Whiteside, Keyadvice.net

May
2
Thu
Business Plan 101 (NAKUSP) @ Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services Tickets
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Business Plan 101 (NAKUSP) @ Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services

A business plan is essential for every business owner. It organizes your ideas, helping you analyze the viability of your business before you start.

This workshop helps you clarify your business concept and covers the basics of a business plan. You will receive a business plan template, worksheets, and resources.

Whether you have a business idea or you’re well into it, this course is for you!

Pre-registration is required. To register, call Marilyn: 250-265-3674 x 201

Instructor: Marilyn Rivers

MailChimp 101: Email Marketing @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MailChimp 101: Email Marketing @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Whether you’re selling products, announcing big news, or telling a story, email is a creative, efficient and profitable way to share your message. From small shops to big online retailers, MailChimp helps millions of business owners find their audience, engage their customers, and build their brand. Instructor, Anthony Sanna, walks you through email list building, the process of creating a MailChimp account, and the best practices to create your own email campaigns. Participants will create their own account and work on it during class.

Registration Deadline: April 29

Instructor: Anthony Sanna

Call (250) 352-1933 extension 100

 

May
4
Sat
Intro to Cannabis Business @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to Cannabis Business @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Winlaw | British Columbia | Canada

Looking to start a cannabis-related business?

Join Meeri Durand (RDCK), and Paul Kelly (Self-Employment Program Manager, Community Futures Central Kootenay) as they take you through the many considerations needed when starting a cannabis-related business.

This workshop covers: licensing, governmental regulations, regional requirements, business structure, bookkeeping, tax requirements, raising capital, leases & contracts, and more.
This workshop is free, however, pre-registration is required. Call (250) 352-1933 extension 100 to register or email info@futures.bc.ca with your full name and phone number.

Seating is limited so register early!

Instructors: Meeri Durand & Paul Kelly

May
8
Wed
Business Plan 101 (Creston) @ Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Tickets
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Business Plan 101 (Creston) @ Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

A business plan is essential for every business owner. It organizes your ideas, helping you analyze the viability of your business before you start. This workshop helps you clarify your business concept and covers the basics of a business plan. You will receive a business plan template, worksheets, and resources. Whether you have a business idea or you’re well into it, this course is for you! PLEASE NOTE:

Note: this course is free but pre-registration is required. To register, 250-352-1933 ext 100

Instructor: Paul Kelly, Self-Employment Program Manager at Community Futures Central Kootenay