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Business Savvy Saturday Workshops

Business Savvy Saturday Workshops

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur?

Take advantage of this opportunity to develop and sustain your business venture by building your knowledge and skills development through these one-day, Saturday workshops.  Each Saturday workshop is delivered in-class at the downtown campus with industry-expert instructors who share their knowledge and expertise.

Price: $199/workshop | Hours: 7 hours/workshop

Complete any six workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management.

Free! Complete any five workshops and get the sixth one free. 

Workshops offered (Click on the blue box to view the description):

Hiring Strategies

Hiring a new employee is one of the largest investments you can make in business. That is why hiring the correct employee is important as training can be very expensive and employee turnover costs a lot of money. This course provides the hiring strategies that you need to interview and recruit the right employee for your business environment.

Employee Motivation

When you think of staff motivation, many things may come to mind: more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life. The Employee Motivation workshop gives you tools to become a great motivator, including goal setting and influencing skills. Learn five of the most popular motivational models and how to bring them together to create a custom program.

Leadership and Influence

Once you learn the techniques included in the Leadership and Influence course, you will have the confidence to take the lead. Build your skills in leadership by understanding your role and how to adapt your leadership styles.

Performance Management

Performance Management is making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities. It touches on the organization itself by improving production and reducing waste and it helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals. Learn how to keep your organization and employees aligned to improve performance and productivity.

Media and Public Relations

Media and public relations is the most successful method of communicating your value to those around you. Furthermore, good networking skills increase the scope of your network. This workshop is designed to provide practical and hands-on tools that will give you a skill-set in managing the media and building your public network.

Presentation Skills

Develop presentation skills to make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This workshop includes topics such as creating a compelling presentation using various types of visual aids, and how to engage the audience.

Sales Fundamentals

Although the definition of a sale is simple enough, the process of turning someone into a buyer can be very complex. The Sales Fundamentals workshop gives you a basic sales process, plus some basic sales tools that you can use to seal the deal, no matter what the size of the sale. Become more confident, handle objections, and learn how to be a great closer.

Budgets and Financial Reports

Having a solid understanding of basic financial terms and methods is crucial to your career. When terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation join the conversation, you want to know what people are talking about and you'll want to be able to participate in the discussion. The Budgets And Financial Reports workshop gives you a solid foundation in finance covering topics like commonly used terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and financial legislation.

Taxation for Small Business

Taxation for small businesses and self-employed individuals is an essential skill in managing a successful business. This workshop introduces Alberta and Canadian business taxes; the rules for sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporations; and filing and paying taxes by business type. Topics covered include GST/HST, Payroll, T4 and T4A, and reporting business income and expenses.

Introduction to WordPress

Learn how to build your own website including a blog with this popular open source, content management system. Create a fully functional website with hands-on instruction including layout options,themes, plugins and widgets. Other topics include core principles of building a website, finding content, registering your domain name, and choosing a web hosting company.

Intermediate WordPress

Further develop your website to create more functionality and enhance your website. Topics include customized themes and modifying plugins, setting up page builders for additional functionality, and how to add cascading style sheets (CSS) to personalize your website.

Social Media Bootcamp

Learn to use social media tools to expand your market reach while enhancing your company's brand. Learn to plan an effective social media strategy, review and evaluate popular content channels, manage social media campaigns, create a brand target audience, and understand social analysis and metrics.

Marketing and Brand Development

Gain the knowledge and expertise to develop your content marketing and brand. Topics covered include content marketing, content strategy, storytelling, brand identity and development, brand awareness, and how to choose keywords and rich content including visuals (pictures, video).

Digital Marketing and Analytics

Develop the skills required to promote effective digital marketing and dynamic content. This workshop focuses on web analytic tools, search engine optimization (SEO), trend analysis, patterns and demographics, social media metrics, paid search campaigns, and cyber security.

E-Commerce 101

Launching an e-commerce business? Examine various e-commerce tools, the essentials of electronic commerce and how to manage and assess opportunities, limitations, issues and risks. Topics include e-commerce strategy and global issues, e-commerce security, payment solutions, and order fulfillment.

Click here to see the current workshops available.

For more information, please contact Continuing Education at 403-410-1595, or email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

If there is a course you're interested in but don't see it on the list above, please contact us as we have more than 130 courses available.