Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn

Bring your laptop and discover how to get a steady flow of leads using LinkedIn.   Do you have loads of connections on LinkedIn but you are not sure what to do them them or how to stay in touch with your connections? When you do connect with a request on LinkedIn do you say…….. now what? 

In this hands-on workshop, you will discover how to use LinkedIn to leverage your connections, build your network and optimize your personal profile.  It is a powerful and professional platform that goes beyond the profile to build relationships with your potential clients & connections and turn them into offline sales.  You will learn the steps to a highly effective profile and how to use that profile to get yourself out there in a big way to attract the right connections, build your network and convert those connections to generate leads.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll know:

  1. The key elements of a powerful profile that attracts clients and boosts your brand.
  2. How to create a connection strategy that works for you and your brand.
  3. The LinkedIn Lead Generation System that brings a steady flow of new leads to your business.

Stacy Maynard imageMeet our guest speaker Stacy Maynard –

I help businesses leverage the power of Social Media while guiding them to Take Action and Stand Out from the online noise, Speak Up to get their message out there and Stay True by being authentic to their brand while growing their online network.  I’m all about helping businesses step into the Social Media spotlight and Get Noticed… Professionally.


Workshop fee:

$45 per person

$35 for CW Chamber Members

FREE for WWCF Training Program Clients

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CW Chamber of Commerce Education Series – Show Me The Money- Economic Opportunities & Funding In Centre Wellington

 Join us for this Panel Discussion on understanding the government & local funding opportunities for business in Centre Wellington.

We will have local representatives discussing grant and lending opportunities for small businesses

Light Lunch is included in your workshop fee.

CW Chamber Members and WWCF Training Program Clients pay $35

Non Members pay $45

Please register through the CW Chamber website

Register HERE


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Join us for this round table speed networking event.  You will be guided through questions to start sharing about your business. 

  • Learn to speak fluently about your business
  • Get tips from other business owners and our guest business mentors.
  • Gain networking confidence: it is a critical skill to gain new clients and get your message out there.


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CHAMBER EVENT- Business is a Numbers Game – More Money, More Profit

Lunch and Learn –

Understanding the financial aspects of running a business.

In this session we will discuss how understanding your numbers will help grow your business.

We will cover:

  • The role of sales forecasting and profit planning
  • Why you want to review your Income Statement  and Balance Sheet every month
  • Profit margins and how discounting affects the bottom line
  • How to determine if you can afford to hire someone new
  • How setting number goals creates incentives and measurables


Light lunch included


Chamber Members and WWCF Training Program Members $35

Future Members $45

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Are you using Quick Books Online and interested in finding ways to save your business time and money? 

Join us on Wednesday February 2oth  from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to learn how a couple apps could help save you time and increase the efficiency of your business.


In this session we will review TSheets and Hubdoc and how they can empower your bookkeeping.


TSheets is a web-based and mobile time tracking and employee scheduling app for companies needing to track, manage, and report time. The service runs in a web browser or on mobile phones and integrates with various payroll and accounting platforms like QuickBooks, Xero, Gusto, Square, and others


Hubdoc automatically pulls your bills and statements into one secure hub. This means you have one login to view and manage the documents from all of your accounts.  No more logging into ten different sites each month to gather your recurring bills.  Publish your docs and their data directly to accounting software like Xero, QuickBooks Online and

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Business Growth or Stability? NEW Webinar

Business Growth or Stability?

This online discussion webinar will look at the critical questions a small business owner faces when it comes to growing their business.

We will discuss:

  • Should I get a loan or just bootstrap?
  • Is it time to spend money on an aggressive marketing strategy?
  • How to know if my business is ready for growth?
  • Should I add new products and services or stay focused on my primary services?
  • Should I hire and take on more work?

Join us for this online webinar and get clarity on your growth strategy for 2019

FREE Webinar

email Tina to get the link to participate via Zoom

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Creating Ads on Facebook and Instagram

Are you ready to create ads on Facebook or Instagram?

Have you dabbled with boosting ads on Facebook or Instagram but don’t know what the results mean or what tactic to try next to improve your success? Do you get confused between your ‘custom audiences’ and your ‘lookalike audiences’?  If so, this session is just what you need!  


Amplify your social media marketing campaigns with Facebook advertising. Facebook ads allow you to target specific audiences, so you can make sure your ads are getting in front of the right people. This workshop will help you effectively create, budget, place, and manage Facebook ads.


Learn when to promote pages vs. individual posts, when to use photo ads vs. link ads, and whether to place ads in the desktop or mobile news feed, in the sidebar, Instagram, or other places in Facebook’s advertising network and how to identify & save target audiences.


This practical, hands-on beginner’s workshop will walk you through step-by-step how to create adverts for Facebook and Instagram.  You will work on setting up a campaign tailored specifically to your business, within your own social media account. 

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Business Mentors Share The Secrets To Their Success







Come meet our mentors and pickup some great business tips as they share the secrets to their success.

In this 2.5 hour session you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss all aspects of your business development with our business mentors.

You will have time to chat with:

Carolyn Skimson – the former CEO of Groves Hospital, Carolyn has incredible skills in organization, planning and sound business practices. She enjoys helping small businesses with their strategic planning and organization.

Brian Cowan  – Brian is a seasoned business executive with domestic and international experience in the areas of information technology, sales, marketing, acquisitions and joint ventures.  He has proven success in developing and executing plans in both established and start-up businesses.  He has established excellent relationships with decision makers in government, professional bodies and financial institutions.

Ross Shantz – Ross has an extensive background in farming. He assisted his family farming operation to grow into a turkey research and breeding company which eventually encompassed 14 farms, two hatcheries and had affiliate operations in the USA, Brazil, Hungary and Ireland.  Ross then went on to co-found the Mercedes Corp. which was involved with the development of Farmers markets, Outlet malls, and long-term health care facilities. He is well versed in business development and strategic planning

Julien R. Den Tandt PAg. ( retired)  – Julien held a number of senior management positions in firms that marketed products around the world.  He specialized in helping firms identify key areas that required change.  Once shortcomings were identified, action plans were then designed and implemented.  Julien enjoys sharing his management knowledge and experience with organizations that enjoy the challenge of change management.

Nick Harris –  Nick is a seasoned business professional with a background in manufacturing, and the service industry.  He has a diverse range of experience including business and financial analysis, strategic and tactical planning, small business development, supply chain management, business environment and competitor analysis, technical sales and management of joint venture operations and agreements.

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