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Mind Your Business: A Small Business Workshop Series

$ 165.00 CAD

Did you know that in the last 40 years, the number of women entrepreneurs in Canada has grown 3.1 times faster than the number of men starting a new business? We are often told that women are "too risk adverse" and "too emotional" for business, but we can't help but think this is a lie perpetuated by patriarchy (what else is new). What if we are MADE for this? What if the way we do business is BETTER? What if COMMUNITY is how we sustain and grow our businesses? It's becoming more important than ever that we as women understand the nuts and bolts of our businesses so we have a fighting chance at not only surviving, but THRIVING!

"Mind Your Business" is a series designed for a cohort of only 25 women that will meet in-person weekly for the month of February to learn, grow, and share all things business together. Not only will you learn how to run your business, but you'll have a group of peers in the same very scary boat! This series is made for those just starting a business or in the beginning stages of planning! Let our staff of expert women guide you through the process of building your business through lessons, sharing their experiences, and answering your burning questions! You're a boss - time to start planning and thinking like one!

BONUS: You will get access to all the workshops from the It's Personal series! That's a lotta learnin'

SERIES SCHEDULE

All workshops will take place at Monday Creative located at 877 E Hastings St #205, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Y1

February 1, 2024 // 7p PST

What's the Plan: Business Planning and Strategy with Maddy Clerk, CPA and FP&A for Arc’teryx Equipment

"What's the Plan" will focus all things planning and strategy. We're talking pricing, cash flow, small business tools, hiring, budgeting, etc! We'll share all of our anxieties and fears as business-owners, and learn more about Maddy's experience of running her own business and working as a CPA. Get ready to start loving spreadsheets if you don't already! We got templates and resources galore for you!


February 8, 2024 // 7p PST

Cool Story, Bro: Brand, Storytelling, and Marketing 101 with Jane Hope, Director of Marketing and Communications at Modo Car Share

So much NOISE these days when it comes to learning marketing on the fly. All the TikToks and Reels have us in the fetal position in the corner of our offices, hiding from the algorithms and stats. We're getting to the real meat and potatoes when it comes to marketing and storytelling in this workshop. We're going to get clear on your business' branding, what all the fuss is about when it comes to social media, and what really will help when it comes to getting your business' messaging across!

February 13, 2024 // 7p PST

Cash In: Funding and Grants with Brianna Blaney, CEO and co-founder of Pocketed, Amanda Lee Smith, CEO of Monday Creative, and Karen Danudjaja co-founder and CEO of Blume

Where do we look for grants? What do we qualify for? What if we're looking for investment? How do you raise money!? We have an expert panel of women who know these questions well. In this  interview-style workshop, we'll hear our panelists speak to their experiences of funding, how grants work, and what it means to have investment and even make investment eventually! This is a powerful crew!

February 21, 2024 // 7p PST

Totes Legal: Taxes, Reporting, and Contracts with Jen Long of Corporate Canuck and Jaime Bell of Contracts Market

The dreaded tax season is coming up and our tummies hurt just thinking about it! GST? PST?! REPORTING WHAT?! There is so much to know, but we have an actual expert that wants to get you set straight! We're also talking LEGAL. What contracts should you have in place? When should you incorporate? What language should you be using? How can you protect you and your business' tushy? Let it all out... we have all the answers.

February 29, 2024 // 7p PST

Cash Out: Revenue and Scaling with Laura Patrick, founder & CEO of Kids Physio Group

How do businesses GROW. Are you setting your business up to scale? Or do you even what that? What systems need to be put into place? Learn from a pro in this last instalment of our series so you can go forth and CRUSH IT.

Important Notes:

  • These workshops are all in-person and will not be recorded.
  • A reminder that this series is for women and gender-non-conforming people only.
  • With admission to "Mind Your Business", you will also get access to the "It's Personal" personal finance series
  • A week before the series, we will send you a short questionnaire that will help our instructors understand where you're at in your business journey - none of this information will be shared with the group unless with expressed permission!

Thank you to our pals at TD Bank Women in Enterprise for helping make this series accessible!

About The Workshop

Did you know that in the last 40 years, the number of women entrepreneurs in Canada has grown 3.1 times faster than the number of men starting a new business? We are often told that women are "too risk adverse" and "too emotional" for business, but we can't help but think this is a lie perpetuated by patriarchy (what else is new). What if we are MADE for this? What if the way we do business is BETTER? What if COMMUNITY is how we sustain and grow our businesses? It's becoming more important than ever that we as women understand the nuts and bolts of our businesses so we have a fighting chance at not only surviving, but THRIVING!

"Mind Your Business" is a series designed for a cohort of only 25 women that will meet in-person weekly for the month of February to learn, grow, and share all things business together. Not only will you learn how to run your business, but you'll have a group of peers in the same very scary boat! This series is made for those just starting a business or in the beginning stages of planning! Let our faculty of expert women guide you through the process of building your business through planned lessons, storytelling, and answering your burning questions! You're a boss - time to start planning and thinking like one!

BONUS: You will get access to all the workshops from the It's Personal series! That's a lotta learnin'!

SERIES SCHEDULE

All workshops will take place at Monday Creative located at 877 E Hastings St #205, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Y1

February 1, 2024 - Thursday // 7p PST (2-2.5 hours)

What's the Plan: Business Planning and Strategy with Maddy Clerk, CPA

"What's the Plan" will focus all things planning and strategy. We're talking pricing, cash flow, small business tools, hiring, budgeting, etc! We'll share all of our anxieties and fears as business-owners, and learn more about Maddy's experience of running her own business and working as a CPA. Get ready to start loving spreadsheets if you don't already! We got templates and resources galore for you.

Maddy Clerk is a CPA, finance expert and former farm owner at City Beet Farm. She offers non-traditional finance workshops and mentorship through her business Field Guide Finance. While her day job is managing finance at Arc'teryx, there is nothing she loves more than supporting small biz owners to sharpen their finance skills and grow their business.


February 8, 2024 - Thursday // 7p PST

Cool Story, Bro: Brand, Storytelling, and Marketing 101 with Jane Hope, Director of Marketing and Communications at Modo Car Share

So much NOISE these days when it comes to learning marketing on the fly. All the TikToks and Reels have us in the fetal position in the corner of our offices, hiding from the algorithms and stats. We're getting to the real meat and potatoes when it comes to marketing and storytelling in this workshop. We're going to get clear on your business' branding, what all the fuss is about when it comes to social media, and what really will help when it comes to getting your business' messaging across!

Jane Hope is a marketing professional with 20 years of experience in brand, content, experiential, digital and multichannel marketing. She currently serves as the director of marketing and communications for Modo Co-operative, a carshare.  When she's not marketing, she spends her time reading, running and spoiling her cat.

February 13, 2024 - Tuesday // 7p PST (2-2.5 hours)

Cash In: Funding and Grants with Brianna Blaney, CEO and co-founder of Pocketed, Amanda Lee Smith, CEO of Monday Creative, and Karen Danudjaja co-founder and CEO of Blume

Where do we look for grants? What do we qualify for? What if we're looking for investment? How do you raise money!? We have an expert panel of women who know these questions well. In this interview-style workshop, we'll hear our panelists speak to their experiences of funding, how grants work, and what it means to have investment and even make investment eventually! This is a powerful crew!

February 21, 2024 - Wednesday // 7p PST (2-2.5 hours)

Totes Legal: Taxes, Reporting, and Contracts with Jen Long, multi-certified bookkeeping & tax professional of Corporate Canuck and Jaime Bell, business lawyer of Contracts Market

The dreaded tax season is coming up and our tummies hurt just thinking about it! GST? PST?! REPORTING WHAT?! There is so much to know, but we have an actual expert that wants to get you set straight! Is your bookkeeping working for you and the CRA? How should you organize your reporting every year? Should we be terrified of getting audited?! We're also talking LEGAL. What contracts and terms & conditions should you have in place? When should you incorporate? What language should you be using? How can you protect you and your business' tushy? Let it all out... we have all the answers.

February 29, 2024 - Thursday // 7p PST (2-2.5 hours)

Cash Out: Revenue and Scaling with Laura Patrick, founder & CEO of Kids Physio Group

How do businesses GROW. Are you setting your business up to scale? How much do you want to grow your business? What systems need to be put into place? What are the resources for those of us considering franchising, hiring, etc? Learn from a pro in this last instalment of our series so you can go forth and CRUSH IT.

Important Notes:

  • These workshops are all in-person and will not be recorded. It is your responsibility to get to class on time! No refunds will be issued if you miss class, but all resources and a summary of what we talked about will be available the next day if you are unexpectedly unable to attend.
  • A reminder that this series is for women and gender-non-conforming people only.
  • With admission to "Mind Your Business", you will also get access to the "It's Personal" personal finance series, which will all be online and recorded.
  • A week before the series, we will send you a short questionnaire that will help our instructors understand where you're at in your business journey - none of this information will be shared with the group unless with expressed permission!

Thank you to our pals at TD Bank Women in Enterprise for helping make this series accessible!

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Refund Policy: Tickets are transferable, but unfortunately not refundable at The Bad Academy. We're a crazy small organization and operate on razor-thin margins, and as much as we'd like to account for life getting in the way, we have been burned too many times by no-shows, and last-minute refund requests etc. If you'd like to transfer your ticket to a friend, please email us at hello@thebadacademy.com with the name and email of the person taking your place, and we'll make sure to make the appropriate changes!