Business Workshops 2020

The 2020 Workshop Series offers 2 mini series in a range of business topics. You can sign up for any workshops that you choose and do not need to sign up for the whole series. One registration gives you access to as many workshops as you like. If you wish to add or remove workshops you do not need to create a new application, you can just contact Serena ( and we will update your list of workshops.

LIVE ONLINE & Workshop Recordings – You may register to attend both In-Person AND Live Online (so you can review the class after). When you register to attend Live Online you receive a website link to let you join us Live during the workshop and ask questions. This SAME LINK can be used to view the workshop AFTER the class has ended. You may register to attend In-Person AND Online so you can watch the recording afterwards.

Descriptions & details for each workshop can be found at the bottom of the page below the registration form.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS are full day from 9 am – 4 pm. WEEKDAY WORKSHOPS are half day in the evening from 5pm – 8pm

Please contact Serena at NEDC at ( or 250-724-3131) if you have any question or would like help registering. Scroll down this page for self-registration to confirm you seat. Space is limited for many of the workshops so register to save a space.

Workshop Registration 2020

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Workshop Selection – ATTEND IN PERSON

We need to plan snacks and meals so please confirm if you will be attending in person. If you can no longer make it, PLEASE CALL TO CANCEL your registration so we can adjust food numbers.

Workshop Selection – LIVE ONLINE ACCESS

You must fill out this section if you wish to receive a link to watch any workshops live on the internet. A link will be sent out before the event starts to the email address you used to register. ALSO gives you access to a recording of the workshop if you wish to attend In-Person and review later please sign up for both.

Confirmation of Participation

I am committed to attending this program and have made it a priority in my schedule. I understand that if I cancel on short notice or do not show up for workshops that I risk my opportunity to participate in future workshops. We understand unique situations arise, but please contact us if something arises.

People Power (Hiring Help workshops)

Contracts & Obligations

There are many different types of contracts and agreements you will face as a business owners. This session is presented by a post secondary teacher who teaches business law and will help you understand the different types of contacts, what is needed for a secure contract, and when you should seek professional advice for contracts. Plenty of time will be included for questions after the presentation about contracts and obligations.

HR Law & Regulations

Hiring and managing staff comes with a number of rules and regulations that you must know to keep yourself, your business and your employees safe. Get an introduction to some of these key rules and regulation, learn about where to access more information, and get informed. If you are thinking about hiring or have already hired, this workshop will be a great fit for you and your business.

The Hiring Process

The Hiring Process is a workshop that reviews and highlights some of the key steps to successfully hiring, selecting, orientating and releasing staff members. While you can hire who ever you wish, this workshops will give insight into the tips and tricks long time business owners find useful for successfully adding team members to their business.

Money Matters (Finance Workshops)

Money When You Need It (Cashflow)

Cashflow is an important aspect of managing any business. Managing your cashflow well ensures your business has money when it needs money. It can help you plan for seasonal variation and to be sure you can pay those annual insurance payments. Come out to learn about cashflow and ways you can track your money so you have money when its needed.

RECOMMENDED: If you are not very comfortable with Excel we recommend taking the Excel for Business workshop before attending Cashflow


This is a two part workshops across 1 full day. The morning starts off with information about taxation for small businesses. This covers rules for GST, taxation, and maximizing tax credits for your business. By knowing your tax rules and the opportunity for write offs for your business you can minimize your taxes and keep as much profit in your business as possible.

Part two starts after the general business taxation conversation and gets into specifc rules and implications for First Nations businesses offering goods or services on reserve and breaks down the rules for your income to be considered tax exempt. Come learn about the details and make sure your tracking your income properly.


Bookkeeping is a half day class that covers the vocabulary and process for keep good records of your businesses finances. Bookkeeping is a process for tracking and accounting for your finances. Have good bookkeeping skills will make it easier to track your income/expenses, easier (aka cheaper) for your accountant, and help you learn the basic skills needed to attend the Sage 50 or Quickbooks Course.

REQUIRED: You must attend the Bookkeeping course if you plan to attend the Sage 50 or Quickbooks class.

Quickbooks (requires Bookkeeping workshop): Learning to use bookkeeping software

Quickbooks is a 2 day course that introduces the basics of using this bookkeeping program. Across the 2 days you will learn how to set up a new company in the program, add/customize your chart of accounts, posting incoming and out going transactions, and doing bank reconciliation. While you can track your books using excel or paper, these bookkeeping programs are specialized for business bookkeping and allow you to view various reports and summary data. Computers with the software are provided during the course and a textbook is provided for you to bring home and continue your learning or refresh your memory.

REQUIRED: You must attend the Bookkeeping course if you plan to attend the Sage 50 or Quickbooks class.