Benefitting Women In Business

 

 
If you are a woman who runs her own business, then you are already more than aware there are quite often extra burdens placed upon you simply because you are a woman, as well as special considerations that you must take into account in your business that are probably not a consideration for your male counterparts. In a nut shell, it can be extremely hard to be a woman running your own business. 
In speaking with their membership, the Leduc Chamber of Commerce has been hearing about many of these problems over the last couple of years, and has decided to try and help with some of the more frequently raised issues faced by women in business. Hence; the first Women In Business Conference being held on September 19th at the Executive Royal Inn in Nisku.  
"We understand that quite often women will be running smaller businesses, and we appreciate that they might not be able to leave for an entire day." said Stefanie Schulz, Executive Director of the Leduc Chamber of Commerce. "This is why we have arranged to begin the conference at noon, so that business owners can get their businesses and employees set up for the day, and then they just need to have their afternoon free to attend."
Registration begins at 11:00, with lunch being served between 11:00 and 11:30. Then at noon, a speaker from Servus Credit Union, which is the business that is sponsoring this inaugural event, will open the conference with a presentation on how women are changing not just the business world, but the entirety of the world we live in today.
The conference itself has three main workshops offered, with topics specifically geared to the most common concerns of women who own and run their own businesses. Part of the first workshop's title, that would appeal to almost any business person, is "Out Damn Stress, Out!" This workshop will focus on activity at work, managing the two O' clock munchies, understanding your food cravings which can be stress related, and different, healthier methods of handling stress in the workplace.
The second workshop being offered is helping to demystify accounting issues, and it is called "Lifting The Fog - Clarifying Common Accounting Misconceptions". Money management is a huge hot button topic for most businesses, and this workshop will focus on how to put your books together, and what you need to include, so that your accountant can do their best for your business. It will also discuss any recent changes to the Revenue Canada rules, and clarify/answer some of the most frequent questions accountants get asked.
The third workshop on offer is "Marketing on $10,000.00 Or Less". Most businesses do not have endless resources to spend on advertising, so this workshop will help you identify the ways to get the most bang for your buck with the advertising dollars you have available.
Each conference attendee is free to choose the two workshops that would benefit her the most, as they all run simultaneously, with two separate afternoon blocks set aside for the workshops.
There are many events ongoing throughout the afternoon in between the workshop times, that every conference goer can attend. Staff from In Balance Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre are giving a "Yoga Stretches For The Workplace" presentation, and there is a unique presentation titled the "True Colours Workshop", which helps individuals understand their behaviors, skills, needs, and motivations, as well as those of the people you interact with.
The conference will also be hosting a mini trade show, made up exclusively of businesses owned by women. Breaks scheduled throughout the afternoon will allow attendees to browse the trade show tables and network with other women in business. There will be a maximum of ten tables set up for the mini trade show, and each business that registers for a table can be assured that there will be no direct competition from the same line of business at this show. This also means there will be a good selection of vendors for the ladies attending the conference to check out, instead of, as an example, having four tables set up with various brands of makeup.
At 5pm the workshops will be completed, the wine bar will be opened, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Then, to bring the afternoon to a close on a high note, Wayne Lee, motivational speaker and hypnotist, is being brought in as a special guest. His presentation is called "Set Your GPS for Success", with Wayne speaking on how to harness the power of your programmable subconscious in order to reduce stress and achieve unlimited success.
"We hope this conference will really benefit the women in business in our area." said Stefanie. "We really do listen to our membership and try to find ways to assist them that will help to make their business ventures successful. So if this conference proves that it is a popular and valuable tool for  business women, we will be looking at making it an annual event."
Currently, there are still spaces available to register for this event, as well as a couple of tables still available for the mini trade show. For more information, please call the Leduc Chamber of commerce office at 780-986-5454. 
 
More Stories:
  • Wetaskiwin Hospital Auxiliary Works Endless Hours To Support Healthcare The Wetaskiwin Hospital Auxiliary has a long and loyal history of supporting healthcare in this community. The magnitude of volunteering by the members is absolutely amazing, as the Hospital Auxiliary contributes approximately ...
  • Toy Ride Postponed A seventeen-year tradition in the capital region, this year’s Capital Region Snowmobile Toy Ride was postponed until January 18 due to the warm weather that melted the planned course along Highway 21 causing unsafe sledding ...
  • Christmas Spirit Comes To Millet Every two years, and now celebrating its 16th year, the Canadian Pacific Rail supports a Holiday Train. This is a rolling fundraising event which travels across Canada to raise money, food and awareness for food banks and ...
  • Rising Up For Hope & Healing Nicole rose from her seat and slowly made her way to the stage. Many guests thought she might change her mind at the last minute but this soft-spoken woman was determined to keep her promise and share her story. “I was in ...
  • Lions' International Life Membership Award The shiny metal Lions’ International Life Membership Card received by Wetaskiwin Lion, Isabel Peters, on November 24, 2014, is a symbolic recognition of her long time, dedicated service to the Club. The card was presented ...
  • Piatta Forma Singers Perform With The Black Gold Community Band Leduc choir Piatta Forma Singers joined the Black Gold Community Band in an outstanding concert held at Peace Lutheran Church in Leduc city’s downtown core, on the evening of Saturday December 6th. Piatta Forma Singers, a ...
  • Ben Turner - Liberal Hopeful A local man wants to change the face of Parliament. Twenty-two-year-old Ben Turner is vying for a Liberal nomination to run in the newly created Edmonton-Wetaskiwin riding in the next federal election. “I’m not too pleased ...
  • 600 & Counting For Telford Singers On a recent snowy and cold winter night, the Telford Singers celebrated an iconic milestone as they presented their 600th performance to a large crowd of appreciative residents, families and staff of Planeview Place. This ...
  • Millet Winter Carnival On Sunday, December 07, 2014 Millet held the second year of its Winter Carnival. At 10:00 am, the Millet Agriplex was filling with participants, volunteers, families, friends and Santa. The day started with a Carnival put ...
  • Leduc Fundraiser Welcomes Danielle Smith Wildrose members and ‘politically-curious’ residents gathered on Wednesday, December 3rd for a fundraiser hosted the Leduc-Beaumont Wildrose Constituency Association, promoting the Wildrose candidate for our region, Sharon ...
  • The Ash Girl The Wetaskiwin Composite High School (WCHS) Drama troupe performed Timberlake Wertenbakers’ ‘The Ash Girl’ running December 46, 2014. During the first couple of minutes of the performance, one was surprised by the sophistication ...
  • Twas The Night Before Christmas (Almost) Submitted by T.A. Phillips Recreation Coordinator, Town of Calmar After two years in the waiting, the residents of Calmar finally had their very own Christmas in the Park last night, December the 4th. Poor weather over the ...
  • CP Holiday Train 2014 The Christmas spirit swung into full force in Wetaskiwin at 5:30 p.m. on December 8th, 2014 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2014. The train began its journey to raise awareness of the issue of hunger ...
  • A Memorable Ride For the first time this year, Food Bank executives were invited to ride aboard the CPR Holiday Train from Millet to Leduc, representing the Leduc and District Food Bank, Gert Reynar, executive director and Nadine Leming, ...
  • Check Stop On Highway 2A Amid a vast array of flashing lights on Highway 2A in front of the Super 8 Lodge in Wetaskiwin, vehicles were ushered through a Check Stop on December 6th, 2014. Only this time it was a Charity Check Stop where motorists ...
  • 15th Concert In The Country Pig Roast When you combine good food and good music, you have the delightful kind of evening that Millet’s Concert in the Country held for its 15th annual fall Pig Roast. The succulent pork from a whole roasted pig with all the trimmings ...
  • Thorsby Curling Club Donates $27,338 Submitted By Sam Kobeluck Thorsby Curling Club, which has been inactive since the late 80s, has turned over $11,000 to the Thorsby Elementary School for the purchase of a set of handbells for the music program, and a total ...
  • Annual Rotary Cruise Raffle On the bitterly cold morning of Saturday November 29, the exit lobby of Canadian Tire in Leduc saw a table set up with cheerful Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc members selling tickets to the Annual Cruise Raffle, a popular fundraiser ...
  • CHIPS Went Shopping And Found Wetaskiwin Mall The 2014 CHIPS (Children’s Indoor Play Society) Winter Carnival was held on November 29th, 2014 in the Wetaskiwin Mall in the old Canadian Tire / Western RV space from noon till 4 pm. There were many squeals of excitement, ...
  • Danger At Highway 21 A heartbroken mother wants something done about the deadly intersection that took her daughter’s life. Using the opportunity for the public to speak to Leduc County Councillors on any topic at their Nov. 25 meeting, Shelley ...




 
  • Leduc Radio Ad
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia