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Chamber Initiatives

Small business development workshops

Sponsored by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, Northern Community Economic Development, Regional District of Nanaimo, Town of Qualicum Beach and the Lighthouse Country Business Association.

$20 FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS
$50 FOR THREE WORKSHOP SUITE OF THREE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE AT QUALICUM BEACH CIVIC CENTRE AND MAGNOLIA COURT IN BOWSER
FOR TICKETS: CALL ANNE OR PAIGE AT 250-752-0960.

NOVEMBER 14 (QB) AND 16 (MC) (SEE TIMES BELOW)
FINANCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Learn how to do efficient, straight-forward bookkeeping including using common bookkeeping programs, creating income statements and chart of accounts. As well, learn about the budgeting cycle, accounts receivable and payables and much more.
Andrea Williamson CPA, CMA, BBA is a designated accountant who specializes in helping business owners run their businesses as effectively and efficiently as possible.
With a career that began in 1988 Andrea has spent years cultivating a diverse skillset and has experience in many industries (land development/construction; property management /marketing; accommodation; food & beverage; legal; motor vehicle sales; trucking; and landscaping; etc.).
With an education focused on accounting, management, and strategic planning Andrea is passionate about providing her clients with a holistic and collaborative approach to business.

NOVEMBER 14 - 9:30 -11:00 AM(QB) AND NOVEMBER 15 – 8:00 TO 9:30 AM(MC)
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Learn simple but powerful tools to empower you with the confidence and skill to step up to the plate and deal with the difficult conversations that inevitably arise in your business. We will cover how to effectively prepare for these conversations and some easy success tips for managing reactions so you can keep the conversation focused and productive. Diane A. Ross is a difficult conversations expert who teaches people from around the world how to tackle difficult conversations with confidence, poise an power. As a former litigation lawyer turned author and professional speaker: Diane brings a fun and accessible approach to tackling the conversation we’re most afraid to have. She is a certified executive coach and trained in Negotiation and Mediation at Harvard Law School

NOVEMBER 17 (QB)

EXPAND YOUR MARKET – 8:00 AM TO 9:30 AM

Learn how to diversify your customer base, expand to new markets, and increase the size of your market. Increased production generally leads to economies of scale and decreases cost per unit, which increases your profit margin – find out how. Export Navigator provides support, resources and connections to help small and medium sized BC businesses grow by supporting their entry into new domestic, and/or international markets

Darrell Goertzen is pleased to share with you his knowledge, contacts and experience with business owners through his role as an Export Advisor in the Export Navigator Program. Darrell's background includes experiences in the corporate world across Canada and the US, as well as being a business owner in 4 different companies. He has extensive experience in business development, marketing & sales throughout Canada, the US and other countries. He also does business coaching, strategy and new market entry planning. Through the Export Navigator program Darrell works with companies looking to expand their markets for their products and service.

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