Export Navigator Workshop

Community Futures Shuswap is excited to partner with Salmon Arm Economic Development Society to host an Export Navigator Workshop at the Innovation Centre (220 Shuswap Street NE) on June 6, 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm. To register, call Jocelyne at (250)833-0608 or Rob at (250)803-0156. Pursuing Sales Beyond the Shuswap Diversifying revenue sources and sales channels is a must for Shuswap businesses to improve chances for long lasting success. Developing new markets can offset the impacts of seasonal business fluctuations and dependency on just a few clients. No matter your experience with expanding into new markets, exporting or type of product or service, this interactive workshop will prove in

Webinar: Making Sure Your Website is Good Enough to Close the Sale

Date: June13th Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Location: Community Futures Shuswap Boardroom Register: RSVP to Tanja or Darlene at 250-803-0156 Sadly, destination-marketing websites are some of the least utilized resources when people are planning their visit. In this workshop, we’ll explain why and provide you with five proven ways to develop (or change) a website that will not only generate increased traffic, but will leverage other high-traffic sites to build your audience and close the sale – all on a small budget. #webinar #businessdevelopment #communitylearning

EVENT: Selling Your Business / Succession Planning

Date: Saturday June 9, 2018 Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Place: Cedar Heights Centre Facilitator: R. Marshall, Community Futures Price: $20 for South Shuswap Chamber Members; $35 for Non-Members Target Audience: Businesses Learn all that you need to know about putting succession planning in place for your business and how to effectively sell your business. In collaboration with the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce

Webinar May 23: You Want Doers not Directors: Crafting the Perfect Organizational Board

Date: May 23rd Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Location: Community Futures Shuswap Boardroom Register: RSVP to Tanja or Darlene at 250-803-0156 Many non-profit and community-related boards are too large or don’t have the right mix of members. Rather than becoming engaged, members show up long enough to vote and give you a “good work” pat on the back. In this presentation, we’ll show you how to create a board of “doers” who will pitch in, champion your work, and share the load when it comes to managing your organization so you can spend more time focusing on everything else that’s on your plate! #webinar #businessdevelopment #communitylearning

Coach's Corner - How Do We React?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. - Newton's Third Law of Motion Although the laws of physics and human relations cannot be seen in the same way, there is a similarity that for every action between people there is a reaction. What is our reaction? How do we respond? What is an important part of that response? These are questions we need to ask ourselves because we are expected to react or respond. There are essentially 3 types of reactions: Avoidance Knee-Jerk Thoughtful First, it may be a good place to start for each of us to look at our pattern of reacting. Are we avoiders, hoping the problem will go away? Do we tend to react immediately based on our primal fight o

EVENT May 12: Governance Training for Your Non-Profit (Full lunch included)

Date: Saturday May 12, 2018 Time: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Place: Quaaout Lodge Facilitator: Deb McClelland, Kamloops Chamber Price: $20 for South Shuswap Chamber Members; $35 for Non-Members Target Audience: Non Profit Organizations Deb McClelland will lead board members from your non-profit on how to conduct an efficient board meeting and the importance of practicing good governance (respecting opinions around the table etc). Understand your role as a director or executive member and be aware of director’s liability issues. In collaboration with the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce.

Your Business Ethics Checklist

We all think we are ethical, honest, and above board in our businesses and that we provide excellent customer service, but on a score of one to ten how do you think your business fares? Look through any newspaper and you will see untruthful or misleading advertising. Lots of companies continue to sell merchandise they know is sub-standard. Pick just about any manufacturer, go online, and read the reviews - it quickly becomes obvious certain companies (no names) are simply cheating consumers. How many of the following ten points can you honestly check off? Be honest. If you aren't, you're only lying to yourself. Our management team is completely truthful in all its dealings with employees, cu

E-Commerce - It's Hard to Ignore

If you thought e-commerce was a fad, then think again. Here are some facts and stats that will make you reconsider whether your company should consider venturing into the e-commerce market. And beware, A-commerce is already a thing according to trendwatching.com who state, " … in 2018, shoppers with more important things to do - and that's all of them - will embrace the outsourcing of certain retail experiences to algorithms and smart devices. That means the automation of hunting, negotiating, purchasing, delivery arrangements and more." So if A-commerce is not already on your radar, you might be wise to do a Google search and see what all the fuss is about. In the meantime, let's look at Ca

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