Fox Creek Spring

Fox Creek Spring

Small Business 101: Condensed

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

 

 

 

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Customer Service 101: Condensed

Tuesday April 4th 2017

 

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Price Yourself Right Workshop

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

 

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Registration is now open – Register to reserve your spot by clicking one or more of the Workshop Choices Below.

All the workshops:

  • Are free but require a $10 deposit to hold the space due to limited seating.
  • Located at Timber Ridge Inn and Suites in Fox Creek
  • From 7pm – 9pm

Small Business 101 Condensed

Monday April 3rd

By the end of this condensed version of the Small Business 101 workshop, participants will understand how to:
· start a business
· develop a business plan
· get financing for your business

Customer Service 101 Condensed

In this 2 hour condensed workshop, we’ll cover the customer service basics that will bring your customers back for more.

By the end of this session, participants will know how to:

  • Recognize how attitude affects customer service
  • Identify your customers’ needs
  • Use outstanding customer service to generate return business
  • Build good will through in-person customer service
  • Deal with difficult customers

Price Yourself Right Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn how to juggle multiple variables to determine pricing that works for their product and service and the market they serve. Great for start-ups and expansions to determine the right pricing for satisfaction and growth.

How to Prepare Your Business for Future Growth

How to Prepare Your Business for Future Growth

How to Prepare Your Business for Future Growth

8 Aspects to Include in Your Growth Business Plan

If you’re planning on growing your business in the next year, it’s highly advisable to update your business plan to reflect your growing vision. Believe it or not, growing a business takes more thought than just making more sales. You could end up in a bad situation where you’re making more sales than your business can support. It can cause a serious problem with trust from the consumer, and can actually totally ruin your entire business. Better to be ready for future growth.

Here are 8 things you’ll want to consider integrating into your growth business plan. Most people neglect to consider these things in the startup stage, especially if they started with the “fly by the seat of your pants” method.

* Create Standard Operating Procedures – Every single business from a fast food restaurant to a service provider can improve their business by creating standard operating procedures. When you have procedures in place that are repeatable, you’ll experience smoother growing pains and even encourage growth.

* Save Money for Higher Expenses – When your business grows, expenses go up. Whether it’s marketing and advertising, materials, costs for contractors and so forth, you’ll spend a little more on expenses. But, if you’re ready for the higher costs (which can sometimes kick in prior to experiencing the revenue), it’ll go smoother.

* Set Up the Right Software – There are numerous types of cloud-based software that you’re going to need in your business. Whether it’s shopping cart software or a website, you need to ensure that what you’ve chosen is scalable. You don’t want to pay for more than you use, and you want to make sure it scales easily.

* Use Automation Carefully – Today you can automate so much, from social media to even accounting. But, it’s important to choose which things should be automated and which should not. Generally anything to do with engagement should not be automated, and anything that keeps you from having to do data entry should be.

* Put an Accounting System in Place – If you’re currently doing your accounting by hand and you want to grow, it’s going to be best to create an accounting system that is automated and done by a professional. You can do this with many programs, from Go Daddy Bookkeeping to QuickBooks to Quicken.

* Identify Holes in Skills – Sometimes when you want to expand there is a problem when it comes to skills. For example, if you have a service-based business such as a website building business, you’re going to have to hire people like yourself in order to scale up.

* Improve Social Media Accounts – As you seek growth, focus more on your social media accounts. Upgrade them, ensure there is a branding match across networks, and then hire someone to keep your accounts up to date and create a social media marketing strategy.

* Make Contact with Appropriate Contractors – You’re going to have to hire contractors or employees as you ramp up your business and plan for future growth. It depends on the type of business you have, but if you make contact now and get to know people now, you’ll be ready.

If you’re not ready for growth, you can actually end up losing your business. The reason is that you could end up making promises you can’t keep, or having to turn away people due to lack of supply. This can be really hard to take. But, if you prepare in advance you’ll be ready for future business growth.

If you want to build growth into your business in 2017, you won’t want to miss the free webinar on business planning on December 16th.

 

Join the Business Plan Bootcamp - Live - FREE - December 16

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Facebook Fundamentals For Your Small Business

Facebook Fundamentals For Your Small Business

Are you a small business owner suffering from Facebook Phobia?

You know Facebook is a great idea, but you’re overwhelmed by all the information out there and aren’t sure where to start or where you’re going to fit it into your already way too busy schedule…

This 90 minute online interactive workshop is designed to clear the confusion and give you a plan to move forward with confidence.


 

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At the end of this 90 minute session you will have a personalized, concrete, step-by-step plan to implement Facebook Marketing into your business operations to attract and serve your ideal target market.

You’ll learn the current best practices to:

  •                 Boost in-store traffic with targeted visitors from Facebook
  •                 Pro-actively use Facebook to market your business
  •                 Find your leads in Facebook and know how to connect with them
  •                 Improve local exposure through Facebook to increase your revenue potential

Topics include:

  • Why your business should be on Facebook
  • Creating a Facebook page
  • Adding a call to action
  • Inviting friends and email contacts to like your page
  • Paying to promote your page
  • Creating engaging Facebook posts
  • Creating events
  • Adding ratings and reviews
  • Moderating Facebook comments
  • Creating a boosted post
  • Creating advertisements
  • Using Insights to track likes, page views, and more
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Is this for me?

This workshop is geared to small town small business owners who have a primary target market within their town – personal service providers (massage therapists, hairstylists, plumbers and electricians), retailers and restaurateurs. It is not for you if your primary target market is industrial (B2B sales) or lives outside of the town you serve. (These require different platforms and techniques!) Do you have questions? Feel free to give us a call to clarify if this is a good fit for your needs at 877 706 3500

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Facebook Live: Inspiration with Trisha Miltimore

Facebook Live: Inspiration with Trisha Miltimore

Do you often wonder if there’s something more to life and business than you’re living?
Do you yearn for a rock star lifestyle and wonder how a regular person like you can get there?
Do you feel stuck living life without passion or purpose?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above, you’ll want to tune in to our Facebook Timeline at 10:30am on November 1st, 2016

Join us Live Online! November 10th, 2016

Register now for a reminder to attend & to be registered for in-session prizes!

Save my spot!

Want to Know How to Rock Your Life & Business?

Then join Patrysha with special guest Trisha Miltimore Live Online –November 10th, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t see your question answered below, email your question by clicking here.

Absolutely. This is a Facebook Live Broadcast, so it’s available wherever you are in the world. You’ll still want to register, but when it asks where you’re from just click OTHER as your choice.

Trisha Miltimore is an International Speaker, Broadcaster and PASSION IGNITER inspiring people to SHINE by connecting with their authentic selves and stepping “outside of the box” towards self-awareness. As a momma of three and business leader, Trish knows first hand the hardships and privileges of PURSUING YOUR PASSION including what it takes to ignite and maintain an attitude of success. A curator of ROCK YOUR LIFE WISDOM Trisha teaches proven strategies to reach your goals and FLOURISH at the same time. Her down-to-earth style is refreshing. Her messages are clear, practical and transformational. A profound storyteller, Trisha empowers others to MANIFEST MOMENTUM via a BEAUTIFUL BOLD BLEND of inspiration & personal insights.

This momma of three delivers high-energy enthusiasm that is so very, very CONTAGIOUS.

Learn about balance

How does a mom of three balance kids, multiple business and practice self love without losing her mind?

Explore Life Coaching

Get your questions answered through this interactive Facebook Live session.

Tiny Tycoon Training


Website 101 to Done Swan Hills

Community Futures Yellowhead East & the Swan Hills Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to announce Website 101 to Done coming May 24th and 25th. Watch the video (it’s 2 minutes from start to finish) to see what it’s all about.
If you want more details this is link one https://cfye.wishpond.com/swan-hills-long/
If you are ready to reserve your spot now, this is the link you want to click https://cfye.wishpond.com/swan-hills/