Summer Reading Club starts on Monday, July 8, 2019! Pick up a pamphlet for the Young Learner in your life at UBC Education Library. Collect a sticker for each book read & get a prize in August!

 

Whether you are in the thinking stages of starting a business or are looking for opportunities to expand your business network, there are plenty of interesting events taking place during the month of July. 

We also recommend visiting smallbusinessbc.ca and reviewing their full event calendar and seminar line up. Please note details are accurate at time of publication, all summaries have been reproduced from host descriptions.

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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs
Date: July 3
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59      
Register
Summary: Discover the key components of a successful business model, methods for evaluating a business idea and more at this introductory seminar!


Need to Know: Financial Management
Host: Hervana Coworking Collective
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: July 5
Time: 8am – 12pm
Location: Hervana Coworking Collective
Cost: $49-69
Register
Summary: Learn about cash flow, credit and collections, cost/profit/volume/relationship, business ratios and other topics essential for helping you effectively manage cash and finances to ensure the survival of your business.


Business Model Canvas (Penticton, BC)
Host: Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 6-7
Time: 9am
Location: Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen
Cost: $150
Register
Summary: Discover the nine key building blocks of business development, learn about methods for validating customers, and understand how to gather, evaluate, and use consumer feedback to develop a product/service to generate revenue.


Business Loan Information Session
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs
Date: July 9
Time: 12pm
Location: Phone-in
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Facilitator will provide guidance on how to apply for a loan from the Women’s Enterprise Centre.


Inspire Women’s Business Network
Host: Inspire Women’s Business Network
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: July 10
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Location: North Vancouver (event address will be provided upon registration)
Cost: $29
Register
Summary: Network and share your business with fellow women entrepreneurs and business owners looking to expand their businesses networks in Vancouver.


Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Weekly Meeting
Host: Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters
Target audience: Entrepreneurs
Date: Wednesday (Recurring)
Time: 6:50pm
Location: CMPNY Burnaby
Cost: FREE
Summary: Improve your public speaking skills and leadership qualities in this friendly, constuctive environment.


Starting a Business Information Session
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Apsiring women entrepreneurs
Date: July 11
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Phone-in
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Receive guidance on several topics incuding business structures, registering a business, licenses and permits, and sources of funding for a business.


Business Viability 1: The Break Even Analysis
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: July 16
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn how to identify the costs of starting and operating a business in its first year. Discover how to calculate starting capital and annual sales to break even.


Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Analysis
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: July 16
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn how to forecast monthly cash flow, how to calculate cash flow, and the causes of cash flow problems.


Start Smart 1
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 17
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $29
Register
Summary: Attend this seminar and learn about several topics including business planning, market research, and methods for evaluating business ideas. This seminar is well-suited for those who are still in the thinking stage of starting a business.


Start Smart 2
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 17
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $29
Register
Summary: Learn about how to protect your business through this seminar on Provincial Sales Tax, employment standards, intellectual property, trademarks, patents, and designs.


Raising Capital 101          
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Co-host: Driven by Women
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs
Date: July 17
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Webinar
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Understand the various stages of financing, including the stage that is right for your business, and the risks associated with that stage.


Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You
Host: Small BC Business
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 18
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Discover how to use secondary data — including what it is and where to find it — to analyze your target market, competitors, and industry trends in this seminar that explores the importance of secondary market research.


Marketing Essentials for Small Business
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Marketing Essentials for Small Businses
Date: July 24
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59
Register
Summary: Attend this seminar and learn how to select the right marketing tools to help you reach your target audience effectively.


Email Marketing for Maximum Impact
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: July 25
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Webinar
Cost: FREE
Register        
Summary: Learn to create better email campaigns and the types of emails that you can use to promote your business and stay in touch with clients.


Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing Your Customer
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 25
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn about the difference between quantitative and qualitative data, discover methods for collecting data, and understand the key tools for gathering information in this seminar that explores the importance of primary market research.


Start Your Own Image Consulting Business
Host: Patti Morrison, Image Consultant
Target audience: Aspiring fashion designers and entrepreneurs
Date: July 30
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Details will be sent upon registering for the event
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Transform your pashion for fashion into a career in image consulting.


Reach More Customers With Google Ads
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: July 31
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $49
Register
Summary: Understand how Google Adwords works, including how to use it to build and track the results of campaigns.

Events

Whether you are in the thinking stages of starting a business or are looking for opportunities to expand your business network, there are plenty of interesting events taking place during the month of July. 

We also recommend visiting smallbusinessbc.ca and reviewing their full event calendar and seminar line up. Please note details are accurate at time of publication, all summaries have been reproduced from host descriptions.

Photo Credit: Photo by rawpixel


Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs
Date: July 3
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59      
Register
Summary: Discover the key components of a successful business model, methods for evaluating a business idea and more at this introductory seminar!


Need to Know: Financial Management
Host: Hervana Coworking Collective
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: July 5
Time: 8am – 12pm
Location: Hervana Coworking Collective
Cost: $49-69
Register
Summary: Learn about cash flow, credit and collections, cost/profit/volume/relationship, business ratios and other topics essential for helping you effectively manage cash and finances to ensure the survival of your business.


Business Model Canvas (Penticton, BC)
Host: Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 6-7
Time: 9am
Location: Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen
Cost: $150
Register
Summary: Discover the nine key building blocks of business development, learn about methods for validating customers, and understand how to gather, evaluate, and use consumer feedback to develop a product/service to generate revenue.


Business Loan Information Session
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs
Date: July 9
Time: 12pm
Location: Phone-in
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Facilitator will provide guidance on how to apply for a loan from the Women’s Enterprise Centre.


Inspire Women’s Business Network
Host: Inspire Women’s Business Network
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: July 10
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Location: North Vancouver (event address will be provided upon registration)
Cost: $29
Register
Summary: Network and share your business with fellow women entrepreneurs and business owners looking to expand their businesses networks in Vancouver.


Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Weekly Meeting
Host: Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters
Target audience: Entrepreneurs
Date: Wednesday (Recurring)
Time: 6:50pm
Location: CMPNY Burnaby
Cost: FREE
Summary: Improve your public speaking skills and leadership qualities in this friendly, constuctive environment.


Starting a Business Information Session
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Apsiring women entrepreneurs
Date: July 11
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Phone-in
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Receive guidance on several topics incuding business structures, registering a business, licenses and permits, and sources of funding for a business.


Business Viability 1: The Break Even Analysis
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: July 16
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn how to identify the costs of starting and operating a business in its first year. Discover how to calculate starting capital and annual sales to break even.


Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Analysis
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: July 16
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn how to forecast monthly cash flow, how to calculate cash flow, and the causes of cash flow problems.


Start Smart 1
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 17
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $29
Register
Summary: Attend this seminar and learn about several topics including business planning, market research, and methods for evaluating business ideas. This seminar is well-suited for those who are still in the thinking stage of starting a business.


Start Smart 2
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 17
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $29
Register
Summary: Learn about how to protect your business through this seminar on Provincial Sales Tax, employment standards, intellectual property, trademarks, patents, and designs.


Raising Capital 101          
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Co-host: Driven by Women
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs
Date: July 17
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Webinar
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Understand the various stages of financing, including the stage that is right for your business, and the risks associated with that stage.


Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You
Host: Small BC Business
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 18
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Discover how to use secondary data — including what it is and where to find it — to analyze your target market, competitors, and industry trends in this seminar that explores the importance of secondary market research.


Marketing Essentials for Small Business
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Marketing Essentials for Small Businses
Date: July 24
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59
Register
Summary: Attend this seminar and learn how to select the right marketing tools to help you reach your target audience effectively.


Email Marketing for Maximum Impact
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: July 25
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Webinar
Cost: FREE
Register        
Summary: Learn to create better email campaigns and the types of emails that you can use to promote your business and stay in touch with clients.


Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing Your Customer
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurs
Date: July 25
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn about the difference between quantitative and qualitative data, discover methods for collecting data, and understand the key tools for gathering information in this seminar that explores the importance of primary market research.


Start Your Own Image Consulting Business
Host: Patti Morrison, Image Consultant
Target audience: Aspiring fashion designers and entrepreneurs
Date: July 30
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Details will be sent upon registering for the event
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Transform your pashion for fashion into a career in image consulting.


Reach More Customers With Google Ads
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: July 31
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $49
Register
Summary: Understand how Google Adwords works, including how to use it to build and track the results of campaigns.

Events
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