SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2022

This year we have so much going on during Small Business Week for the entrepreneurs in our community including Business Training through FREE Webinars and a Slave Lake Regional Job Fair!


Taking place over the week of October 17-21, 2022



WHAT IS “SMALL BUSINESS WEEK”?


Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada where Canadian entrepreneurs gather to learn, network, and celebrate small business accomplishments.



OUR EVENT CALENDAR


Throughout the week Community Futures LSLR and its partners will be hosting 4 trainings for entrepreneurs through webinars, and a large job fair for our region! Open to all residents in our Lesser Slave Lake Region including High Prairie to Slave Lake to Wabasca and everything in between!

  1. Monday: Corporate Tax Planning Webinar by Nash Giroux LLP

  2. Tuesday: Selling Online Webinar by Digital Main Street & DEP

  3. Wednesday: Financial Planning For Your Business Webinar by IG Wealth Management

  4. Thursday: Crime Prevention (CPTED) Webinar by RCMP

  5. Friday: Slave Lake Regional Job Fair


You can learn more and register for each of the listed upcoming events below.


A vine on the left side of the image, with white stone behind it. A list of calendar events for Small Business Week 2022 in Slave Lake Alberta by Community Futures


 


FREE WEBINAR #1: Corporate Tax Planning


Presented by Francesca Ward, CPA, CGA from Nash Giroux LLP


This course serves as an introduction to the preparation of a corporate income tax return for a small business. In this Corporate Tax planning course, you will learn the following information:

  • basic strategies you need to know to maximize the after-tax rate of returns on investments

  • the basic information on how you can anticipate taxes

  • maximize your income

  • protect yourself from legal penalties.

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When:​

  • Monday, October 17, 2022

  • From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST

Where:

  1. Participants can come to our Community Futures Slave Lake office in our conference room to watch Francesca Ward, CGA, CPA - In-person presentation. (Maximum of 8 participants). FREE PIZZA LUNCH provided for all in-person participants!

  2. Alternatively, you can also attend online live via a Zoom link that will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the event.





 


FREE WEBINAR #2: Selling Online - How to Improve Online Experience and Security


Presented by teams from Mastercard, Digital Main Street, TABIA as part of the Digital Economy Program


Join the Mastercard, Digital Main Street, and TABIA teams for a discussion on Selling Online: How to improve online experience and security. In this webinar, experts will discuss the most common challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities small and mid-sized businesses face when selling online. During this webinar you will learn:

  • How Mastercard is committed to helping small businesses create a frictionless and safe online shopping environment for your customers

  • The most common online challenges face and the actions that help reduce cart abandonment, chargebacks, and fraud

  • About digital payments solutions and what steps you can take as a business owner to convert more online sales while protecting your business

  • Frictionless check-out

  • Tokenization

  • Authentication

Speakers

  • Ellie Zolghadr, Director, Digital Payments at Mastercard

  • Gautam Marwaha, Director, Cybersecurity Solutions at Mastercard

  • Premkumar Sivakumar, Director, Digital Payments at Mastercard

Digital Economy Program
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When:​

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022

  • From 11:00 am to 12:15 pm MST

Where:

  • Online via Zoom link





 



FREE WEBINAR #3: Financial Planning For Your Business


Presented by Holly Macpherson from IG Wealth Management


Want to learn financial planning & wealth management? Join us for an hour presentation by Holly Macpherson, CFP, of IG Wealth Management. Her presentation will provide businesses with an understanding of the right financial plan. A comprehensive financial plan will include all of these components:

  • Planning for a financially comfortable retirement

  • Managing your business cash flow

  • Sharing wealth (such as leaving a will and charitable giving)

  • Ensuring that you are prepared for the unexpected

  • Saving for major expenditures.


IG Private Wealth Management Logo

When:​

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST

Where:

  1. Participants can come to our Community Futures Slave Lake office in our conference room to watch Holly Macpherson, CFP - Live video presentation. (Maximum of 8 participants). FREE PIZZA LUNCH provided for all in-person participants!

  2. Alternatively, you can also attend online live via a Zoom link that will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the event.





 




FREE WEBINAR #4: Crime Prevention (CPTED)


Presented by C.M. Jennifer Kee, Community Crime Prevention Liaise Coordinator from the Slave Lake RCMP


Want to protect your business from theft, robbery, and vandalism? Join us for an hour presentation by C.M. Jennifer Kee (RCMP "K" Division - Community Crime prevention Liaise Coordinator). Her presentation will provide businesses with an introduction to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), the four principles of CPTED, how CPTED works and how to apply CPTED to your business.


By implementing CPTED recommendations, businesses are able to fortify their property and by doing so, significantly reduce the risk of being targeted for criminal activity (theft, robbery, vandalism). Throughout the presentation, she will be addressing a variety of safety precautions to keep employers and employees safe which will include what you should do during and after a robbery.


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When:​

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022

  • From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST


Where:

  1. Participants can come to our Community Futures Slave Lake office in our conference room to watch C.M Jennifer Kee - Live video presentation. (Maximum of 8 participants). FREE PIZZA LUNCH provided for all in-person participants!

  2. Alternatively, you can also attend online live via a Zoom link that will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the event.






 




SLAVE LAKE REGIONAL JOB FAIR - FREE


This is the very first Job Fair in Slave Lake. This a great opportunity for those seeking employment, graduating students, and employers a chance to meet one another, establish professional relationships, and discuss the potential job/internship opportunities in our region.


Job seekers will learn the kind of trades and professions that are extremely in demand and have the opportunity to apply in person and make a great first impression. There will be raffles to enter and networking.


Reminder: Be sure to bring extra resumes to distribute!


When:​

  • Friday, October 21, 2022

  • Opens at 1:00 pm and closes at 6:00 pm MST


Where:

Northern Lake College Logo


Want To Host A Table?


Do you have a business that is looking to hire that you would like to promote to at the Slave Lake Regional Job Fair? Register to have a vendor table by contacting our Office Manager Divine by email at adminLSL@albertacf.com for more information.




Professionals sit waiting in que for a job interview and the banner describes the Slave Lake Regional Job Fair 2022

Open to all residents in our Lesser Slave Lake Region including High Prairie to Slave Lake to Wabasca and everything in between!



Have Questions?


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Office Manager Divine by phone or email listed below: ​ Phone: 1-780-849-3232 E-mail: adminLSL@albertacf.com



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