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Self Employment Training

Monday, August 20, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 4, 2018 (All day)

The Self-Employment Training Program is an Alberta Labour initiative that Community Futures Entre-Corp has delivered collectively for 21 years.

The self-employment (SE) training program is a 1-year commitment that will provide training and mentorship on how to start and run a business. 

It begins with 7-weeks of classroom-led business training.  Classes run Monday to Thursdays, from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. 

Students will receive regular mentoring support and ongoing follow-up reviews out to one full year.

The 7-week classroom portion includes topics such as: 

GST/payroll

Basic bookkeeping & financial statements

Quickbooks

Income tax matters

Understanding sole proprietorship/partnerships/corporations

Pricing

Basic Excel

Cash flow budgeting

General operations

Market research (identifying your customer, your competition, industry/product definition)

Social media relationship building

Business planning

HR management

Strategic planning and SWOT

Basis sales tips  

Customer Service

LEAN principles

Several guest speakers are invited in to discuss insurance, OHS/WCB, legal matters, graphic design, branding, website matters, managing stress, True Colors, Chamber memberships, as well as a list of guest panel speakers who are also business owners and have a wealth of experience to share.  

Interested individuals must apply and be assessed for eligibility to determine acceptance. If you want more specific information about the whole program, or just parts of it, please call Pat Guist at 403-528-2824

Canada's Digital Privacy Act (DPA) and the impact on Small Business

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

APEX (a collaborative initiative and partnership between three core service providers, Community Futures Entre-Corp, Medicine Hat College and Alberta Innovates) is offering this free seminar.

This seminar will be presented by Sarah Bowman. Sarah is a Partner at Bolton Bishop Bowman law firm in Medicine Hat.

Costs to the overall economy from data breaches are substantial.

In June of 2015, the Canadian government passed the Digital Privacy Act (DPA), an amendment to Canada’s
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA). This amendment outlines
important information on mandatory breach reporting, notification and record keeping requirements that,
until November 2018, have never been adequately enforced by the government.

Aside from the obvious ramifications of a breach such as lost data and revenue, one of the many new
requirements of the DPA (effective November 2018) requires all Canadian organizations to "keep and maintain a record of every breach of security safeguards involving personal information under its control."

These new mandatory reporting requirements will have an impact on businesses across Canada.
For small business, what does this mean? How can small business prepare for the DPA amendment?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar is designed for small business owners.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

• What is considered personal information?
• How will Canadian Digital Privacy Act (DPA) requirements affect your business?
• What is a security breach? Who needs to be notified? How soon should notifications of a breach happen?

• What is proper record keeping in the event of a breach?
• The Privacy Commissioner’s authority (audits, fines for non-compliance)
• Examples of data breach scenarios. What are violations and scenarious that could result in possible fines?
• What are the steps that businesses need to take regarding the DPA to prepare now?

WHEN:

Friday, November 30, 2018

Presentations will start at 11 am sharp

Presentations end at 12 noon

Questions from 12pm - 12:15 pm

WHERE:

Community Futures Entre-Corp office

Located at 556 4th Street SE, Suite # 202, Medicine Hat, AB. We are upstairs (2nd floor) above the Servus Credit Union. Note that there is free street parking, around the building (maximum of 2 hours).

HOW DO I REGISTER?  You can register at the following link, or simply call us, and we will reserve a ticket for you.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadas-digital-privacy-act-dpa-and-the-impa...

If you have any questions, please call Elizabeth Blair at 403-528-2824 or Email at Eblairatalbertacf.com

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