2019 Upcoming workshops

2019 is HERE! work smart | train smart has created a great line-up of workshops to help strengthen your personal and professional skills - whether it be to assist with starting a new business or growing and sustaining an active one.

Please Note: If you are interested in registering, you will be asked to complete a one-page form to learn more about you and your business.

Locations are still being confirmed. Minimum five (5) individuals required to proceed with scheduled workshops. If a workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, details will be emailed to all registered individuals, posted here and on our social media.

Preferred payment method is e-transfer and payment is due prior to attending any workshop(s). Receipts will be provided.

If you have any questions or would like to register, connect with Jodi via email at info@worksmarttrainsmart.ca

Workshops for April - December 2019 will be posted shortly. Check back by the end of January or follow us on social media to stay up-to-date:

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JANUARY

1 | Planning for 2019 - Plan & Create

  • Starting and running a business can be challenging! One of the hardest steps to learn and continuously implement is being accountable to grow your business.

  • This session is the first of three that will focus on teaching you how to create achievable and realistic goals. Many business owners and individuals think that they know how to set goals, complete tasks, identify timelines, etc. to grow and sustain their business. But do you? Intentions are great. Actions make money!

  • We will discuss different organizational strategies with a focus on personal strengths, personality and capacity.

  • In addition to identifying goals, we will discuss how to create a plan and outline priority tasks to reach your goals.

  • The goal of these sessions is to help YOU identify YOUR goal setting strategy, understand how to create achievable and realistic goals, implement a plan and tasks to reach your outlined goals, as well as identify a goal-setting system to use weekly, monthly and through the duration of 2019. Be organized! Be ambitious! Your future self will thank you!!

  • Session Details:

    • 2 hour session (in-person)

    • Invitation to a private Facebook group to ask questions and engage with group members

    • Access to Jodi - your business coach/facilitator - for support and accountability until January 31

    • Connect and network with other ambitious individuals

    • Opportunity to share your successes and challenges

    • Date: Monday, January 14th, 2019 @ 6-8pm
      Date: Monday, February 11th, 2019 @ 6-8pm
      Date: Monday, March 11th, 2019 @ 6-8pm

    • Cost = $49 (+HST) per session | $145 (+HST) for all 3 sessions

    • Location: The Populace Co-Working and Shared Offices - 180 James St South, Unit 402 (Downtown Hamilton)

    *** Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled due to a family emergency. My apologies for the inconvenience. Registrants have been notified. ***

FEBRUARY

1 | Planning for 2019 - Do & Review

  • This session is the second of three that will review intention vs. action, specifically focusing on the goals created during the first session. We will review and reflect on the tasks and goals you completed successfully, any challenges you encountered when completing tasks/goals during the month, and reassess a new plan of action to improve your goal achievement success.

  • For individuals who are unable to attend the first session - no worries! When you register for the second and/or third session(s), an email will be sent to you with a few exercises to complete prior to attending the session(s). Additionally, bring existing goals and tasks that you are currently working on OR striving to achieve.

  • This session will start to strengthen your goal setting process by identifying your priorities, capacity and reality.

  • Additionally, we will update/create a plan and outline priority tasks to reach new weekly and/or monthly goals.

  • The goal of these sessions is to help YOU identify YOUR goal setting strategy, understand how to create achievable and realistic goals, implement a plan and tasks to reach your outlined goals, as well as identify a goal-setting system to use weekly, monthly and through the duration of 2019. Be organized! Be ambitious! Your future self will thank you!!

  • Session Details:

    • 2 hour session (in-person)

    • Invitation to a private Facebook group to ask questions and engage with group members

    • Access to Jodi - your business coach/facilitator - for support and accountability until February 28

    • Connect and network with other ambitious individuals

    • Opportunity to share your successes and challenges

    • Date: Monday, January 14th, 2019 @ 6-8pm
      Date: Monday, February 11th, 2019 @ 6-8pm
      Date: Monday, March 11th, 2019 @ 6-8pm

    • Cost = $49 (+HST) per session

    • Location: The Populace Co-Working and Shared Offices - 180 James St South, Unit 402 (Downtown Hamilton)

    • Payment due by 5pm on Monday, February 4th, 2019

    • Early Registration Discount = $125 (+HST) for all 3 sessions
      Deadline: 5pm on Monday, January 7th, 2019

2 | Pricing and Quoting

Many new AND existing business owners struggle with pricing!

How do I choose my pricing? How do I stay competitive? Do I start with lower prices to enter the market?

This workshop will discuss tactics for identifying appropriate pricing in your market/industry, when and how to change pricing models, popular pricing assumptions and errors such as undervaluing, as well as how to compete in an existing market.

We will also discuss quoting for customers/clients, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, etc.

Session Details:

  • 2.5 hour session (in-person)

  • Connect and network with other ambitious individuals

  • Opportunity to share your successes and challenges

  • Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019 @ 5-7:30pm

  • Cost = $35 (+HST) per person

  • Location: The Populace Co-Working and Shared Offices - 180 James St South, Unit 402 (Downtown Hamilton)

  • Payment due by 5pm on Monday, January 28th, 2019

MARCH

1 | Planning for 2019 - Implement & GO!

  • This session is the final/third of three that will review goals created from sessions #1 and #2. We will review and reflect on the tasks and goals you completed successfully, challenges you encountered when completing tasks/goals during the last two months, and reassess a new plan of action to improve your goal achievement success.

  • For individuals who are interested in attending this session but unable to attend the first or second sessions, an email will be sent to you once registered with a few exercises to complete prior to attending the session(s). As mentioned above, you are encouraged to bring existing goals and tasks that you are currently working on OR striving to achieve.

  • This session will identify and clarify your strengths when goal setting, as well as areas you will continue to improve upon.

  • The goal of these sessions is to help YOU identify YOUR goal setting strategy, understand how to create achievable and realistic goals, implement a plan and tasks to reach your outlined goals, as well as identify a goal-setting system to use weekly, monthly and through the duration of 2019. Be organized! Be ambitious! Your future self will thank you!!

  • Session Details:

    • 2 hour session (in-person)

    • Invitation to a private Facebook group to ask questions and engage with group members

    • Access to Jodi - your business coach/facilitator - for support and accountability until March 31

    • Connect and network with other ambitious individuals

    • Opportunity to share your successes and challenges

    • Date: Monday, January 14th, 2019 @ 6-8pm
      Date: Monday, February 11th, 2019 @ 6-8pm
      Date: Monday, March 11th, 2019 @ 6-8pm

    • Cost = $49 (+HST) per session

    • Location: The Populace Co-Working and Shared Offices - 180 James St South, Unit 402 (Downtown Hamilton)

    • Payment due by 5pm on Monday, March 4th, 2019

    • Early Registration Discount = $125 (+HST) for all 3 sessions
      Deadline: 5pm on Monday, January 7th, 2019

2 | Bookkeeping 101

Are you ready to file your 2018 income tax by April 30th, 2019? For some individuals, this question alone is confusing because the basics of filing including deadlines, forms, expectations, etc. is a lot for any new, self-employed individual.

Bookkeeping and accounting are BIG topics, so the goal of this workshop is to help you understand the basics of bookkeeping, how to get yourself organized to file, understand what you can file, and learn how a professional bookkeeper and/or accountant can assist you with organizing and remitting tax documents to Canada Revenue.

Additionally, we will discuss organizational strategies for keeping your business documents organized now and throughout the year, proper invoicing and receipt processes, and popular apps and software to use.

Session Details:

  • 2.5 hour session (in-person)

  • Connect and network with other ambitious individuals

  • Opportunity to share your successes and challenges

  • Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 @ 5-7:30pm

  • Cost = $35 (+HST) per person

  • Location: The Populace Co-Working and Shared Offices - 180 James St South, Unit 402 (Downtown Hamilton)

  • Payment due by 5pm on Monday, March 18th, 2019

3 | March Motivation

Stay tuned for more details!


2019 ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS

work smart | train smart is offering three (3) accountability group sessions in 2019:

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  1. Week of January 21 - February 25
    The purpose of these sessions is to help you understand how to create achievable and realistic goals, implement a plan and tasks to reach your outlined goals, as well as identify a goal-setting system for you to continue using beyond the six weeks.
    Our goal is to help you identify your goal setting strategy to use weekly, monthly and through the duration of 2019.

  2. Week of April 8 - May 13
    The purpose of these sessions is to help you create achievable and impactful goals specific to marketing and sales - these two are directly connected! We will create a plan and tasks to implement, as well as identify a goal-setting system for you to continue using beyond the six weeks. Additionally, the business coach will create a personal challenge per week specific to your industry, sales strategy and goal setting style.

  3. Week of September 16 - October 21
    The purpose of these sessions is to help you create achievable and realistic goals specific to networking and growth. We will create a plan and tasks to implement, as well as identify a goal-setting system for you to continue using beyond the six weeks. Additionally, the business coach will create a personal challenge per week to motivate you to grow your network and referral system.

Please Note: You are welcome and encouraged to create goals outside of the suggested group themes.

Two options:

1 | Weekly Accountability Group Sessions

  • Over the course of six weeks, we will identify goals to help grow your business. We will break down each identify tasks and timelines to accomplish each goal.

  • In-person meet-ups with like-minded business owners and business coach

  • Peer-support focus with the opportunity to engage and grow your referral network

  • 2 hour sessions

  • Max. 8 participants

  • Hamilton and Brantford groups available

  • $199 (+HST)

  • Payment due by January 14th | April 1st | September 9th

 

2 | Weekly Accountability Group Sessions with Dedicated Coaching Support

  • Over the course of six weeks, we will identify goals to help grow your business. We will break down each goal to identify tasks and timelines to accomplish each goal.

  • In-person meet-ups with like-minded business owners and business coach

  • Peer-support focus with the opportunity to engage and grow your referral network

  • PLUS, this option provides you with additional accountability and business coach support including

    • Accountability check-ins with business coach

    • Access to a private Facebook group to ask questions and engage with group members and business coach

    • End-of-week reviews

    • Program Review Report to see your progress from start to end

  • 2 hour sessions

  • Max. 4 participants

  • Hamilton and Brantford groups available

  • $479 (+HST)

  • Payment due by January 14th | April 1st | September 9th

Locations and Times:

1 | Tuesdays - Hamilton location @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

2 | Wednesdays - Brantford location @ 7pm-9pm

* September/October sessions will reverse = Tuesdays in Brantford and Wednesdays in Hamilton.

Location will be shared with registrants.

** These sessions are for motivated business owners focused on growing their business. **
If you have any questions or would like to register, connect with Jodi via email at info@worksmarttrainsmart.ca

Please Note: If you are interested in registering, you will be asked to complete a one-page form to learn more about your business, identify your needs and ensure fit for the group.

Preferred payment method is e-transfer and full payment is due prior to attending any session(s). Receipts will be provided.