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It’s time to reimagine what change can do. Here you’ll find resources, real life stories, and virtual events to help you embrace change and reimagine the future of your business.
Have you embraced change in your business? We want to share your story!
See how real Winnipeg business owners embraced change and shifted their business plans for the better.
Growing up, Darcy Granove’s love for design and landscape started at an early age.
For Darcy, Owner and Principal Landscape Architect of Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture, it began at a Mini University program she attended as a child at the University of Manitoba.
In 2019 Folklorama celebrated its 50 year anniversary. Teresa Cotroneo and the team at Folklorama were excited for future festivals.
It felt like a new beginning until it all came to a halt.
Angela Farkas and Alana Fiks, co-owners of Black Market Provisions and a couple, each grew up with entrepreneurial parents.
It was essentially, in their blood, but was never something they considered for themselves until later on in life.
Louise has always been a dreamer.
Her love for animals, the outdoors and gardening was at the forefront of everything she did.
As a child, Amie Seier, founder of The Community Gym, had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
“I wasn’t outgoing at all as a kid,” smiled Amie. “I was quiet and super self-conscious and didn’t really know what I wanted to do.”
Felicita Ovadje always loved to paint as a child.
It wasn’t until her final day of law school that she realized she felt the need to tap into her creative side.
One of Joseph Chaeban’s earliest memories from growing up in Northern Africa was sneaking into his father’s cheese shop, Fromagerie Chaeban, and eating camembert for breakfast every morning.
2019 was Clairissa Cruz’s best year yet.
Clairissa was featured in magazines, spoke at Bell MTS Place and was ready for a fast-paced and flourishing 2020– as were many small business owners.
Imagine it’s pre-pandemic times. Shawarma Khan, a local Middle Eastern eatery, was business as usual. They were getting ready for another football season at Investors Group Field and prepping for a busy summer.
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This webinar covers Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap which is a pathfinder to provide businesses with the focus and resources to achieve engagement and assist the business community in demonstrating the role it must play in truth and reconciliation. The WTC Winnipeg and WCC webinar includes a panel discussion with local organizations who have found success with the Roadmap.
With most of 2021 still in front of us, full of promise, now’s the chance to take back some of our personal time and find creative ways to renew and refresh. The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has come up with 5 tips to help make time for downtime this year.
While remote work may not be the forever strategy, employers must address the growing expectation among their people to sustain talent engagement. EY Canada gives us helpful guidance on sustaining employee engagement and fuelling productivity while working remotely. Read five considerations when planning out your future of work strategy.
Two leaders pushing for change are Michael Carter, Global Head of Technology Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, and Dax Dasilva, founder and CEO of Montreal-based point-of-sale software company Lightspeed. Both spoke on the latest Disruptors podcast, dedicated to Black History Month.
In this World Trade Centre Winnipeg webinar, Emily Given provides policy advice and guidance to the federal procurement community, as well as Indigenous business owners looking to do business with the Government of Canada.
Paragraph: Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a national competition that recognizes organizations who create exceptional places to work. Despite COVID19 having derailed many organizations’ strategic plans, enhancements or goals, businesses have continued to make investments in their employees and workforce.
Applications open Feb. 23 and close May 7.
The discrimination and inequalities of BIPOC communities across the world led to many businesses releasing official statements of support for Black Lives Matter. But how do you ensure those statements are backed up by authentic and meaningful calls to actions?
Manitoba Start’s Diversity and Intercultural Training Program provides customized diversity training for management and frontline staff to meet workplace needs and support organizations in building cultural competence.
Ahead of #IndigenousPeoplesDay in June 2020, we released the Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap (TRR) to provide businesses with a focus and resources to achieve engagement and assist the business community in its role of truth and reconciliation. The document will continue to evolve and more resources added. Access the document now to learn more
Paragraph: Check out this Vexxit webinar with facilitators Sheila North and Bill Medd for insights on adopting Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action in your organization, and the importance of doing so with cultural respect and understanding.
Vantage Studios has come up with five tips to help grow your business through attracting new customers, increasing dwell time, enhancing experience, improving engagement and building loyalty. Check out the link below to learn more.
Reimagine how you connect with your clients.
Are you an expert in your field? Are you interested in sharing that knowledge with others in the tech field? Sign up to be a speaker for the Tech Manitoba Ask Me Anything Expert Series.
A digital strategy is an action plan designed to achieve business goals through the implementation of digital initiatives. In this seminar, attendees will learn:
In this webinar, you will learn how Bold Commerce has shifted to working 100% remotely during COVID-19, and how they are using technology to ensure their team of over 300 people remain engaged, productive, and accountable.
Right now, in-person events seem like a thing of the past. With no definite answer of when they’ll return, it’s time to level-up our virtual event offerings. Zoom is great for meetings but with a platform like Hopin, you can offer your guests even more opportunity to network.
Now more than ever, customers are shopping online. Shipping can often be costly for both store owners and customers. Why not skip the shipping and allow customers to pick-up curbside?
The new E-Commerce Series, developed by the World Trade Centre Winnipeg and Tech Manitoba, is designed to help companies deepen their knowledge of e-commerce and digital strategy for international sales.
The series is delivered by Industry Experts who will answer all your questions and share their tips and best practices on a range of topics such as digital transformation, international sales, online sales and increasing your digital footprint.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a significant increase in cyberattacks. Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are particularly at risk, as these businesses don’t have the same resources that larger organizations have and the ‘bad guys’ know it.
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How many businesses have closed or opened during the pandemic, and how is Manitoba’s vaccine program progressing? Economic Development Winnipeg’s Chris Ferris looks at these questions in the latest instalment of The Bottom Line For Business.
As more people are vaccinated, the Canadian economy will strengthen, but a complete recovery in the labour market will take a long time, according to Tiff Macklem, Governor of The Bank of Canada.
Great businesses understand that competition is often stiff and finding customers can be a continuous challenge. Time and money are always in short supply so getting to market fast and ensuring your product or service is bought is the ultimate goal.
Date: Tuesday, March 23 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
In the second edition of The Economic Pulse, Dawn Desjardins, RBC’s Deputy Chief Economist takes a closer look at the fragmented recovery of the Canadian labour market and provides her outlook as Canada enters the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications opened on Feb 16 with small business relief grants up to $5,000 available for small businesses. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to reopen safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.
With the new restrictions in place in our province, many small businesses are wondering where to turn to next. That is why we have put together a blog that showcases financial support in place to help you navigate these difficult times.
Are you interested in becoming an angel investor, but don’t know where to start? Are you looking to connect with other angel investors to support entrepreneurs in Manitoba?
In the future, technology and diversity of people will both transform the finance function. Technological innovation will create opportunities to increase efficiencies and enable more insightful analysis to drive decision-making.
When COVID hit, BDC President and CEO Michael Denham and his team were front and centre in providing critical financial programming, resources and support for Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs. As our economy begins to reopen and recover, learn about what resources are available to you to move your business forward.
Discover proven ways to better manage your cash flow and gain more peace of mind knowing you can take on any challenge or opportunity. Learn how to build a healthy, durable business with smart cash flow management principles.
Reimagine how you connect with your clients.
As the former Chief Marketing Officer at Procter & Gamble, Jim Stengal, the host of the The CMO Podcast, knows a thing or two about effective marketing. In the Podcast, Jim interviews top CMOs and shares tips about leadership, creativity, and branding.
A cost-effective and flexible type of marketing that thrives in our current all-digital environment
With the public in lockdown and traditional advertising largely unavailable, connecting with your customers requires a new approach. Now is not the time to scale back on marketing, it’s time to re-assess where you’re focusing your efforts.
You may have heard of SEO at an event, or in a book. Have you stopped to think about what it is and if you need it? In this seminar, attendees will learn:
While uncertainty rules the day, businesses are struggling to adapt to changing market circumstances and pivoting the use of their already limited marketing resources. How do we navigate this new and uncertain landscape while maximizing our marketing and communication efforts? In this seminar, attendees will learn:
Social media isn’t all just for looking at photos of influencer travel, cute puppies and babies and your friends from high school. In this seminar, attendees will learn:
Paragraph: Vantage selected 18 of their most popular brainstorming activities including a Warm Up to get your team in the zone, Magic Wand and Magic Lamp for big thinking in little time, and Success Stories, Sailboat, and Business Model to inspire and align your next great idea.
Founder and Career Coach, Career Stories Consulting Businesses have adapted how they operate during COVID-19 and with the renewed attention on Black Lives Matter. The way you talk about your business needs to change too. In this talk, you’ll learn how to figure out what your company’s current story is saying about itself and how to find your core company story. We’ll end with how to best communicate the awesome work your company does using social media.
Paragraph: As businesses like yours continue to take on new challenges, Facebook is committed to providing support. Find tips, training and more to help you stay open and connected to customers during Covid-19 outbreak using Facebook.
In this webinar, you will learn how to analyze all of your digital efforts to ensure digital success. You will see an analytics software demo that helps you see your performance across six key categories: Website, Social Media, Listings, SEO, Advertising, Reviews. You’ will learn how to compare your efforts against competitors and gain a digital advantage.
The past year has seen thousands of workers relocate their offices from downtown towers to spare bedrooms and kitchen tables throughout the province. Without a reliable base of customers, many downtown retailers, restaurants and service providers have suffered.
A new discussion paper from the Brookfield Institute For Innovation + Entrepreneurship tries to identify some of the big trends that could impact the Canadian workforce over the next decade.
On June 21, 2019—National Indigenous Peoples Day—preliminary plans for the development of what will be Canada’s largest urban reserve were unveiled. Get a progress report on the 160 acres of Kapyong Barracks that includes results of a best-use study for commercial, educational, mixed use, residential and recreational initiatives.
This toolkit is designed to provide guidance, or access to guidance, for business owners and senior managers responsible for re-establishing their operations while ensuring the health and safety of operators, staff, customers and the general public is at the forefront.
The goal of the program is to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace, while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table.
Season 3 of Start Canada podcast launching January 2021 will feature interviews with start-up founders, innovators, and thought leaders from the heart of Canada who are challenging the status quo, scaling their business, and bringing new ideas to life!
In this report, Deloitte lays out three key areas to help build a thriving nation by 2030, the challenges that must be overcome to achieve this, and the bold actions needed now to set us on the right path.
Overall giving fell 4% in Canada last year, according to RBC data. The decline masked some sharp divergences within the sector, with some organizations seeing increased contributions and others getting nothing—literally.
This playbook outlines key outcomes, nine pillars and associated actions for an inclusive, more resilient, and more future-ready Manitoba. At the core of the Recovery Playbook are defining characteristics essential to its success.
In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery.