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October 2020

How to Teach Kids About Money

October 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via MS Teams

Learn how to raise money smart kids! Financial Literacy volunteer, Kyla Lam, will discuss why teaching kids about money is important and provide some ideas on how to do this at an age appropriate level. This session will cover allowance, budgeting, credit cards, cell phone and virtual spending. The presentation is interactive and will be approximately 90 minutes depending on audience participation. There will be additional tools and resources provided as well as a Q&A at the end of a…

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November 2020

Understanding Financial Statements

November 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via MS Teams

CPA Canada Financial Literacy volunteer, Kyla Lam, will provide explanations of basic terms and concepts of Financial Statements. At the end of the session you will be able to review and understand your financial statements which will improve your ability to use reports from your accounting software and asked informed questions of your accounting professional. CPA Canada is working to address the growing social problem of a lack of financial literacy in Canada. The Mission of the Financial Literacy Program…

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Planning for your Retirement

November 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via MS Teams

For many of us, government payments will not be enough to fund retirement. CPA Canada Financial Literacy volunteer, Kyla Lam, will help you understand how to create a retirement plan and determine how much you need to save. You will learn saving strategies and gain an understanding of the different types of income you can receive in retirement. CPA Canada is working to address the growing social problem of a lack of financial literacy in Canada. The Mission of the…

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January 2021

Accounting and Financial Management Basics for Entrepreneurs

January 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online via MS Teams
$129

Entrepreneur, business advisor and professional accountant Kyla Lam will take you through the financial basics of business ownership. This online course will cover: ·          Accounting terminology ·          Registration and compliance with statutory requirements such as payroll, GST and PST ·          Understanding proprietorship vs corporation ·          How tax deductions work in a business ·          Reading and interpreting financial statements ·          Understanding costs in a business ·          Pricing Strategies ·          Operating, Capital and Cash Budgets ·          Decision making using quantitative and qualitative factors At the end of this course you should…

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February 2021

Growth & Expansion: How to Grow your Business

February 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via MS Teams
Free

CPA Canada Financial Literacy volunteer and Principal at Aspire, Kyla Lam, has partnered with College of the Rockies to provide this FREE online session for current or prospective entrepreneurs. In this session we will explore the financial implications of growing a business, tools and techniques to analyze and plan for growth, and the ideal times and reasons to grow! We will delve into such topics such as:   ·          What are the best reasons to grow a business? ·          When is the…

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November 2021

Planning for Your Retirement

November 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College of the Rockies Invermere Campus, RR #4, #2 - 1535 - 14th Street
Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K4 Canada
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Free

For many of us, government payments will not be enough to fund retirement. Learn how to create a plan and determine how much you need to save. You will learn saving strategies and gain an understanding of the different types of income you can receive in retirement. Kyla will outline how much you need to save, saving strategies, potential retirement income sources, and how to create a plan based on this information.  Pre-registration is required.

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January 2022

Marketing Your Job Postings

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In Person (Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce) or Virtual, 651 Hwy 93/95
Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0 Canada
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Hosted in collaboration with the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. Learn how to apply traditional marketing techniques to your recruitment efforts. You market your business, so why not market your jobs? Learn how to: - Write a job description that sets your job and business apart - How to use digital advertising to attract job seekers - Benefits of a careers page on your website

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February 2022

Recruiting & Hiring the Right Employees

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual
Free

By recruiting and hiring the right employees from the start, you’ll save yourself time and worries down the road. In this two hour webinar, learn: How to be an attractive employer How (and why) to hire for personality over skills How to write appealing job descriptions Effective interview tactics Communication Job offers and employee contracts Advanced registration required: HERE

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Employee Retention Strategy—Keep the Best!

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Avoiding staff turnover saves you, as a business owner money. So part of retaining staff means understanding why people stick with one job over time. In this webinar, learn all about: HR Policies and Procedures Perks Workplace culture Staff training Process for promotion Advanced registration required: HERE

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March 2022

What’s in a Policy & Procedures Manual (& Why do I need one)

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual
Free

For those employers who want to develop or improve their Policy & Procedures Manual, this webinar covers: Why it’s important What’s the difference between policies and procedures How to develop COVID-19 policies for your workplace Determining what’s legal in terms of policies Free! Pre-registration is required.

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