January 21st, 2017

Business Beat: Kickstart the new year with training


By Medicine Hat News on January 4, 2017.

New Year’s resolutions. Love them or hate them, participate or do not participate. I am the first to admit that it is much easier for me to ask someone else what their New Year’s resolutions are than to share what I am planning to change. Regardless of where you stand on the topic this January 2017, I am sure you will agree that there is still something very appealing about that chance for a fresh start.

Business owners call it goal setting; that plan you already have to improve, expand and grow your business. Perhaps you have already created that list of things you want to do 2017 to help your business make a greater impact. What about additional business training for yourself and your staff? If this one goal is not already on your list for 2017, would you consider fitting in one more goal to your list?

There are many good reasons why your business can benefit from additional training.

The Regional Innovation Network (RIN) of southeast Alberta, known as APEX, is continuing to host relevant training sessions in 2017 that you are invited to attend either as a business owner or your staff members that you wish to send. Our main goal is to serve the business community with training sessions that are short, succinct and packed with useful information. We often utilize information gathered from business owners to find out what types of training they need the most. The majority of our training sessions are scheduled over the lunch hour so that you can join in, grab a lunch on us (because you have to eat anyway right?) and learn something new. Every training session is designed to facilitate growth through learning and helping to connect you to key resources with ample opportunities for networking and collaboration among innovative business people in our community.

Here is a great free training session scheduled for Jan. 25. Learn about cybercrime and how to protect your business. If you would like to attend this seminar, or subscribe to receive updates on upcoming training events in our region, please call Community Futures Entre-Corp at 403-528-2824 and speak with me.

Elizabeth Blair is the regional innovation network (RIN) coordinator at Community Futures Entre-Corp. The Southeast Alberta RIN is a partnership between Community Futures Entre-Corp, Medicine Hat College and Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures. For more information about how our programs can help your business, please call Elizabeth at 403-528-2824.

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