*Due to the current circumstance, all travel by Innovation PEI employees has been suspended until further notice.  Many upcoming events have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled.  If you are unsure of a previously posted event, please contact one of our staff at (902) 368-6300.

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Jun
2
Tue
2020
EU and UK Market Assessment – Emerging European Trade Opportunities for Atlantic Canada Webinar Series @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
New sectoral and market opportunities are emerging in Europe on several fronts: improved market access provided by the CETA, supply chain disruptions and innovations, and market demand shifts due to COVID-19.
In support of exploring new and attractive opportunities for Atlantic Canadian companies in international markets, the federal and provincial governments have partnered with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in hosting a series of webinars to inform Atlantic Canadian exporters of emerging trends in Europe that present attractive new business opportunities.
The webinars will feature current market research and business development intelligence presented by OCO Global, a leading authority on economic development intelligence services and trade facilitation in Europe.
Companies with exporting experience looking to expand sales into Europe are encouraged to participate in any or all of the webinars in this series. Participants will have an opportunity to further engage with federal and provincial officials about specific market development interests and eligibility into a new market development program for Europe soon to be launched.
Jun
26
Fri
2020
Webinar: Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall @ Webinar
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert a profound impact on the global economy, Canadian companies are facing new and unfamiliar risks. But as always, the more knowledge you have, the better prepared you’ll be to meet these new challenges head-on.

The EDC economics team has done a full analysis of the key economic indicators impacting Canadian companies today, including GDP growth, commodity prices and interest rates, as well as the outlook for Canadian industries according to sector.

In our new webinar, Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall, EDC’s vice-president and chief economist will offer a wealth of valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions for your business in the short, medium and long term.

Join us live on Friday, June 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn:

  • The EDC economics team’s outlook for the global economy in relation to COVID-19
  • Which developed and emerging markets will be most affected
  • Insights on GDP growth for key economies, commodity prices, interest rates and exchange rates
  • What sectors are being the hardest hit, which ones will bounce back, and which industries are maintaining growth in the current COVID-19 climate
  • The impact and future outlook for Canada

For full details: https://www.edc.ca/en/events/webinar/global-economic-outlook-with-peter-hall.html

 

Jan
12
Tue
2021
Rural Action Centre – Successful Business Basics @ Virtual Event
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop will be over 5 weeks, twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom, with Barb Pinto

to register email me at holly.fitzpatrick@cbdc.ca

  1. First week will cover – Planning and Preparing a Budget
  2. Second week will cover – Controlling Cash Flow
  3.  Third week will cover – Tax responsibilities
  4. Understanding Financial Statements
  5. Beginner Excel

If you are interested in learning about Pay Roll this will lead into our Next workshop Successful Payroll, For more information please check it out the Rural Action Centre calendar of events.

Jan
14
Thu
2021
Startup Zone – Customer Retention Workshop with Sean Williams @ Startup Zone
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With customer discovery comes deeper knowledge around current customers. If a company communicates and engages with them, they’ll stay with them. If they respect and elevate this relationship, current customers will do your marketing for you! Join us for our “Customer Retention” workshop with Sean Williams to learn more about who your customers are, and how to keep them.

In the talk, Sean will touch on a few key topics around a deeper level of customer discovery and understanding, as well as how to map out an effective retention strategy:

  • See your customers as ‘clients’. This shift in approach moves it from a transactional relationship to one that is more personal.
  • Approaches and tactics to move Loyal customers to Advocates.
  • Implementing a ‘Client Success’ approach within the businesses thinking, and ensuring there are tools, staff, and other resources to support it.
  • Customer appreciation – if you know who they are and what they like, you can surprise and delight them.
  • “Brand” means even more in a retention strategy since a company now has to continually deliver on the brand promise.

This session with serve as a follow-up to Sean William’s “Customer Discovery” session this past spring. Re-watch it here.

Rural Action Centre – Successful Business Basics @ Virtual Event
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop will be over 5 weeks, twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom, with Barb Pinto

to register email me at holly.fitzpatrick@cbdc.ca

  1. First week will cover – Planning and Preparing a Budget
  2. Second week will cover – Controlling Cash Flow
  3.  Third week will cover – Tax responsibilities
  4. Understanding Financial Statements
  5. Beginner Excel

If you are interested in learning about Pay Roll this will lead into our Next workshop Successful Payroll, For more information please check it out the Rural Action Centre calendar of events.

Jan
19
Tue
2021
Rural Action Centre – Successful Business Basics @ Virtual Event
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop will be over 5 weeks, twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom, with Barb Pinto

to register email me at holly.fitzpatrick@cbdc.ca

  1. First week will cover – Planning and Preparing a Budget
  2. Second week will cover – Controlling Cash Flow
  3.  Third week will cover – Tax responsibilities
  4. Understanding Financial Statements
  5. Beginner Excel

If you are interested in learning about Pay Roll this will lead into our Next workshop Successful Payroll, For more information please check it out the Rural Action Centre calendar of events.

Jan
21
Thu
2021
Rural Action Centre – Successful Business Basics @ Virtual Event
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop will be over 5 weeks, twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom, with Barb Pinto

to register email me at holly.fitzpatrick@cbdc.ca

  1. First week will cover – Planning and Preparing a Budget
  2. Second week will cover – Controlling Cash Flow
  3.  Third week will cover – Tax responsibilities
  4. Understanding Financial Statements
  5. Beginner Excel

If you are interested in learning about Pay Roll this will lead into our Next workshop Successful Payroll, For more information please check it out the Rural Action Centre calendar of events.

Jan
26
Tue
2021
Rural Action Centre – Successful Business Basics @ Virtual Event
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop will be over 5 weeks, twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom, with Barb Pinto

to register email me at holly.fitzpatrick@cbdc.ca

  1. First week will cover – Planning and Preparing a Budget
  2. Second week will cover – Controlling Cash Flow
  3.  Third week will cover – Tax responsibilities
  4. Understanding Financial Statements
  5. Beginner Excel

If you are interested in learning about Pay Roll this will lead into our Next workshop Successful Payroll, For more information please check it out the Rural Action Centre calendar of events.

Jan
28
Thu
2021
Startup Zone – Sales 101: Generating Pipelines and Growing Your Business @ Startup Zone
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this session, learn sales skills to generate pipelines and grow your business.

About this Event

Sales expert Omar Dousheh and the Startup Zone are teaming up to ring in the new year focused on sales strategies for your business.

This is an intro-level sales session for early-stage startups looking to build or develop sales strategies/guidelines for their business, with a heavy focus on B2B strategies.

Some of the topics that will be touched on include:

  • Inbound vs. outbound sales pipelines;
  • Different avenues of pipeline generation (eg: email, phone, Linkedin, etc);
  • Best-practices for sales (eg: email and phone script structures);
  • Virtual selling

The goal is for all participants to leave the session with tangible takeaways to generate pipelines and grow their businesses!

Rural Action Centre – Successful Business Basics @ Virtual Event
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop will be over 5 weeks, twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom, with Barb Pinto

to register email me at holly.fitzpatrick@cbdc.ca

  1. First week will cover – Planning and Preparing a Budget
  2. Second week will cover – Controlling Cash Flow
  3.  Third week will cover – Tax responsibilities
  4. Understanding Financial Statements
  5. Beginner Excel

If you are interested in learning about Pay Roll this will lead into our Next workshop Successful Payroll, For more information please check it out the Rural Action Centre calendar of events.