Financial Literacy Workshop for Women

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Small Business Seminar:

“Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want”.        
           (Financial Literacy Workshop for Women)

Community Futures Nicola Valley in joint partnership with Business Development Bank of Canada and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada invites all women business owners or women who are thinking of becoming entrepreneurs to attend this free Financial Literacy Program Workshop. This session will explain to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request and will explain the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

  • Why will I need additional financing and capital?  
  • What are the typical sources for financing?  
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?  
  • Why do I need an investment plan & how do I create one?  
  • How are the lenders and investors different? 
  • What are leverage ratios and how should I use them?  
  • How do leverage ratios vary between business types?  
  • How do lenders look at my business?

This workshop will share the answers to these and many more questions. Join us on Thursday February 2, 2017, at 12:00pm at the Community Room  ̶  City Hall, 2185 Voght Street.

Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 250-378-3923.  Advance registration is required due to limited seating.

 

Small Business Week 2016

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Community Futures Nicola Valley in joint partnership with Small Business BC and Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce invites all the public to attend a series of free small business seminars and other activities to celebrate Small Business Week 2016.

Monday October 17, 2016 
a) Business Finance 1: Understanding Financial Statements.  9:00am – 12:00pm
b) Business Finance 2: Financial Analysis. 1:00pm – 4:00pm
 
Tuesday October 18, 2016
a) Start Smart 1. 9:00am – 12: 00pm
b) Facebook for Business. 12:00pm – 1:00pm
 
Wednesday October 19, 2016
a) BBQ. 11:30am – 1:30pm (Location to be determined)
b) Facebook for Business. 7:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Thursday October 20, 2016
a) Mobile Marketing: Reaching Customers on the Go. 1:00pm – 2:30pm

b) Community Futures Business after Business. 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Friday October 21, 2016
a) Social Impact for Small Business. 10:00am – 11:30am

Join us from Monday October 17 to Friday October 21, 2016 at the Community Room  ̶  City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 250-378-3923.  Advance registration is required due to limited seating.

Canada-B.C. Job Grant

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Small Business Webinar:

“Building Employee Skills: How to Access the Canada–B.C. Job Grant”.

Community Futures Nicola Valley in partnership with Small Business BC invites all the public to attend this FREE webinar. Developing skilled employees is an integral part of growing any business and retaining staff, but small businesses often find it hard to afford the time and cost of training. That’s where the Canada-B.C. Job Grant can help, and Small Business BC is here to help you access this source of funding. Find out how the grant can help offset the cost of skills training and professional development for your employees. You could be eligible for up to $10,000 per employee in grant funding or $15,000 if you are hiring an unemployed person.

This session will help you:

  • Understand program eligibility criteria for employers, participants, trainers and courses;
  • Discover training and learning options, and which types of training are covered;
  • Become familiar with the application and reimbursement process so you know what to expect;
  • Receive guidance with developing learning goals for your organization and training plans for your employees.

Canada–B.C. Job Grant Education Advisors will be on hand to book follow up advisory appointments.  Join us on Thursday June 16, 2016, from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Community Room  ̶  City Hall, 2185 Voght Street.

Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 250-378-3923.  Advance registration is required due to limited seating.

“Understanding Financial Statements”.

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Small Business Seminar:

“Understanding Financial Statements”.

   (Financial Literacy Workshop for Women)

Community Futures Nicola Valley in joint partnership with Business Development Bank of Canada and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada invites all women business owners, women who are presently working with financial statements or are thinking of becoming entrepreneurs to attend this free Financial Literacy Program Workshop. This is a basic session explaining the terms and concepts of financial statements:

  • How is the business doing?
  • Did we make money this year?
  • What does my profit & lost statement tell me?
  • Why do I need a balance sheet? Where is my cash coming from? Or where is my cash going to?
  • Why isn’t my cash equal to my profit?

This workshop will share the answers to these and many more financial questions. Join us on Wednesday June 9, 2016, from 08:30am to 10:00am at the Community Room  ̶  City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 250-378-3923.  Advance registration is required due to limited seating.