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November 2020

Counselling Your Clients Through Succession Planning

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Canadian entrepreneurs are in the midst of an unprecedented transition: over the next decade, more than 72% of the country’s 1.1 million business owners plan to exit their business. In the process, they will transfer more than $1.5 trillion in business assets to a new generation of small business owners. At the same time, less than half of these businesses have any kind of succession plan (and only about 1 in 10 has a formal written plan). Join us for this half-day course, where you will discover: The reasons entrepreneurs neglect to plan for succession, and strategies you can use to help your lients overcome them. How to help your clients determine whether they’re ready to begin the succession planning…

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Counselling Your Clients Through Financial Forecasting

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

For a small business idea to be considered viable, it should generally meet four criteria: it should be aligned with the entrepreneur’s passions and interests; it should be aligned with their skills, abilities, and resources; it should solve a problem or meet a market need; and it must demonstrate financial viability. While small business clients can encounter uncertainty at any of these four stages, proving financial viability is often the largest hurdle. Simply put, many would-be entrepreneurs struggle with financial literacy, numeracy, and market analysis, and this prevents them from properly assessing the profit potential of their enterprise. In ‘Counselling Your Clients through Financial Forecasting’, we’ll explore strategies and methodologies you can use to help your clients through this often-difficult…

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December 2020

Counselling Socially Motivated and Community-Minded Clients

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social entrepreneurship is hardly a new concept; depending on how you define it, it dates back decades. However, as an ever-larger number of entrepreneurs look to connect their business goals with social ones, it has never been more important for business development agencies and professionals to understand their needs, wants, and motivations. In ‘Counselling Socially Motivated and Community-Minded Clients’, we’ll examine the social entrepreneurship landscape and profile the modern social entrepreneur. This is a half day, online course. To register http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=zhynpkcab&oeidk=a07eha4hsj5995861b0

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January 2021

Unlock Your Clients’ Potential Using Design Thinking

January 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

At a time when so many entrepreneurs are feeling ‘stuck’ (both literally and figuratively), creative or ‘breakthrough’ thinking is often in short supply. Enter: Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a tried and-and-true process for creative problem solving rooted in Empathy. It helps entrepreneurs focus on the people they're creating solutions for, which leads to better products, services, and internal processes. It helps to challenge engrained assumptions, find the root of a problem, truly understand people’s needs, and thus find meaningful, innovative solutions. This is a half day, online course.

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