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Bookkeeping Basics for new business owners

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The bookkeeping processes you setup can make or break your new business. You start a business to make money, and you want to avoid paying too many taxes. Although starting our company can be very exciting, there is a set of rules set out by Canada Revenue Agency that we all have to abide by. Break the rules….and you pay more tax. You can avoid this by understanding the steps that you should take, and the steps that you MUST take. This session will give you the top 5 steps to take right away, as well as some knowledge about starting and forming your company. You will be given some easy knowledge about write offs, and how to properly track your expenses, such as your vehicle and your home expenses, which receipts to keep, and the common pitfalls by new business owners. We also cover the way to sort your expenses in preparation for your tax preparer. This isn’t about bookkeeping as much as it is about making sure you are set up, and taking the necessary steps all year to be successful and keep more money in your pocket. About your Facilitator: Lynn Webb has been in the accounting industry for over 15 years. She has had a successful bookkeeping practice, and has now taken the next step to mentoring and coaching business owners about maximizing the financial side of their business.

Founders + Makers ($25) (registration REQUIRED)

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To Attend Registration is REQUIRED - you can do so here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/founders-makers-new-speaker-series-vol-01-tickets-34272685525 Founders + Makers is a new speaker series that serves as a platform for Edmonton’s leading entrepreneurs to share their insights, experiences and stories. This is an honest and deep dive into entrepreneurship! We’re discussing the highs, the lows and everything in-between, with lessons learned at the centre of our conversations. In collaboration with the ATB Entrepreneur Centre, this (four-part) series kicks off in April with the topic “Collaboration Over Competition” and our fantastic panel of founders will share how they built strong and mutual partnerships to grow their business. Speakers: Marnie Ashcroft, the Founder of Glow Juicery … Edmonton’s original natural, cold-pressed juice company that creates a sustainable, plant based approach to food and nutrition. Glow Juicery now has 9 locations and strategic partners & resellers across Canada. Kristina Botelho, the Founder of KB&CO … a fast-casual, plant-based cafe that nourishes the body and soul with delicious food you can feel good about. Providing casual conscious eats, KB&CO has 2 locations with plans to open 3 more locations by the end of 2019. Jordan Jeske, the Founder of The PROJCT … a private, personal training studio focused on creating strength and confidence in the gym. Voted one of the top 5 gyms in Edmonton, The PROJCT is more than a gym, it’s a mindset. It’s a collaboration between each other to improve upon or create something new. Agenda: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Mix + Mingle 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm | Welcome + Intro 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm | Panel Discussion 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Ask Us Anything! *Your ticket includes a welcome drink and light refreshments! *This series is designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives exploring a side-hustle or anyone seeking to connect with the faces behind some of Edmonton’s favourite brands!

9 Fatal Sales Errors Market Leaders Never Make

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Your business isn’t looking for any business, you’re looking for the BEST clients. And those clients are ready to invest a premium price for your premium service or product. But just because they are willing (and able) to pay doesn’t mean you should rush through the sales process. That’s the fastest way of losing the client forever. Learn the fatal errors inexperienced businesses and entrepreneurs are making all the time in their sales cycles, and don’t even know it. Companies such as Xerox and American Express have always been able to close the premium-priced deals and are market leaders for a reason. Now learn the secrets of sales from someone who mastered their sales processes and is now your secret sales weapon. About your Facilitator: Kim Orlesky Kim is one of the top sales leaders to follow, Startup Canada’s Woman Entrepreneur and Success Magazine’s most inspirational blogger. She speaks internationally, including at North America’s largest entrepreneurial event, Inbound 2017 & 2018, alongside Michelle Obama, Brené Brown, and Deepak Chopra. In 2014 Kim courageously quit her life to backpack solo around the world. When she returned she turned her passion for sales into one of Canada’s fastest growing entrepreneurial sales schools. Hundred’s of students are now certified Sales Knockouts after completing KO Advantage Groups’s KO Sales U program. Kim’s third book Sell More. Faster. is now available for pre-buy. Kim is The Leading Sales Coach.

Money Side of Business (Advanced Session)

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In this advanced session Roxane will explain the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner, including budget creation and monitoring, cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning/forecasting, and trend analysis. Outline: • What’s financial management? • What tools can help operate my business? • How do I determine if a product is profitable? • What’s my most profitable product? • Who are my most profitable customers? • Why do I need a budget? • How do I create and use a budget? • What reports do I need? • How do I tell where my business is heading? Learning Objectives: • To be able to use financial management tools to evaluate their business and make informed financial decisions About your Facilitator: Roxane Power, CPA, CA Roxane maintains overall responsibility for risk management and internal audit function of Peace Hills Insurance. Working with the Risk Committee, Management, and Audit Committee, this role provides assurance that appropriate governance, risk and compliance programs are in place, effective and operational. Roxane designs, monitors and updates the processes, policies and procedures to identify and manage internal and external threats to the achievement of the organizational objectives all while maintaining compliance to applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.

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The Winding Path Toward Culture Change – Part 2

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