Entrepreneur Readiness Workshop
Name: Entrepreneur Readiness Workshop
Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ADT
This interactive workshop prepares newcomers to Canada and PEI to start a business enterprise. We focus on practical, hands-on learning so that you will leave the workshop knowing what you need to do next to develop your business idea. Hand-outs and resource guides will be provided to each participant.
Our GOAL is to help participants understand the PEI and Canadian business environment and what steps they need to take to be ready to launch a business in PEI.
- Identify what is important to you and what you hope to achieve.
- Learn what questions to ask about the market, the competition, and other key areas to research.
- Explore how ready you are to start a business. Do you have the skill set and other resources? Do you know where to go for help?
- Identify the challenges and opportunities you may encounter while doing business in PEI.
- Familiarize yourself with the steps to take to establish your small business in PEI.
- Learn about the key elements of a business plan by exploring the Business Model Canvas.
- Set a SMART goal to complete within the next month.
Facilitator: Virginia (Ginny) McGowan: Virginia (Ginny) McGowan PhD is a local entrepreneur and adult educator who lives and works in Charlottetown, PEI. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Dr. McGowan is a partner in two businesses:
- McGowan & Co.: The Write Edit Group offers research, writing, and editing services to a global clientele (non-fiction only: business plans, reports, proposals, books, theses, etc.) (www.writeeditgroup.com).
- Business Learning Solutions offers small-group face-to-face business training programs in on entrepreneurship readiness, business communications, and other business-related topics (https://businesslearningsolutions.ca). The programs comprise six 3-hour workshops that can be customized to your needs. Contact us for scheduling.
Her forthcoming book, Harness the Power of Mentoring: How Having the Right Mentor Can Save Your Small Business—A Guide for the Solopreneur, is the first in a series on mentoring the solopreneur. Subsequent books soon to be released in the series are Be That Mentor: How to Mentor the Solopreneur (Without Losing Your Mind) and The Art of Managing a Mentoring Program for Solopreneurs: A Guide for the Community-Based Mentoring Program Manager.
Dr. McGowan is joined in this workshop by Richard Forsyth, the managing partner in Business Learning Solutions. An experienced entrepreneur and adult educator, he operated a consulting business in Toronto and Saskatoon for more than 15 years and is also a partner in The Write Edit Group.