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Wednesday, April 18


12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Registration & Networking

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (pick one)

Dominique Hurley

Intuition into Action: 5 Steps to Whole-Brained Success

Intuition is your inner GPS that helps you keep your life and your business on track. Once your right intuitive brain leads you to taking inspired action, then it is time for your left results-oriented brain to implement it. In this interactive workshop, you will learn what is intuition, why it is important, and a few techniques to use it for clear decision-making and creative problem solving.


Export Panel

Opening Doors: Business growth through export

There are opportunities out there. Where and how do you find them so you can open doors for business?  How do you get ready? Discover your export potential and the business case, tools, and secrets to help move your company forward.  Participate in this discussion and learn where opportunities lie and how to develop them.  Be sure to bring your questions to this panel of experts.



2:00 - 2:15 p.m.: Nutrition Break - Crush Lobby

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (pick one)

Anna Smith and Mica McCurdy

A Plan That Actually Works

Here's to our best laid plans! Whether it's because we set the wrong goals; set right ones for the wrong reasons; or missed the right reinforcement and accountability mechanisms, we've found ourselves falling short of plans we've made to grow and change as entrepreneurs. In this session, we will set honest and creative goals for literally any aspect of your businesses, and implement a smart system to ensure you'll work toward them.



Judy Snow

I Ain't Got No Money - So How Do I Market My Business?

What's the most important sign for your retail operation to have? What's the most effective way to use a business card? What's the best social media platform to reach consumers in Newfoundland and Labrador, and how do you get the most bang for your buck when you use it? Why is an elevator pitch important, and how do you develop one? How do you harness the power of brand when you have no money? What can you accomplish for $0? $50? $500? In this session, we will identify dozens of free or cheap, implement ways to market your business and leave with ideas you can implement immediately for quick results. This session is perfect for start-ups, or anyone who wants to up their marketing game without dropping a chunk of change. 



3:15 - 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break - Crush Lobby

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (pick one)


Start Prioritizing You: The importance of implementing self-care and creativity into your lifestyle

Learn how to find calm and clarity in a mind that is jumping all around. Learn how to keep stress at bay and bring more confidence to your life. This workshop will inspire you to think differently about how you approach your everyday life through key ideas, creativity, and doodle exercises. With an open mind and desire to learn, this informative workshop will teach you how to implement and benefit from greater self-care, mindfulness, and creativity!



Why Risk Isn't a Dirty Word!

What is risk management and how should it be applied to you and your day-to-day business strategies? You likely already are doing it and don't even realize it! Entrepreneurs are often, by nature, risk-takers. But that doesn't mean you are betting it all. Risk is often seen as having only a downside, but there are also upsides; the goal is to maximize both sides. In this workshop, you will learn what optimizing your risk means, how risk management needs to be ties to your strategy, and how to weigh risk.



Pre-Conference sessions are free to all full conference registrants.

Not attending the 2018 Annual Conference? You can still attend Pre-Conference sessions by registering online.



Upcoming events

  • 16 Nov 2018 5:30 PM
    Room L201, College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive, St. John's
  • 20 Nov 2018 8:30 AM
    NLOWE Training Room, 84-86 Elizabeth Avenue
  • 20 Nov 2018 7:00 PM
    Gander Arts & Culture Centre Art Gallery, 155 Airport Blvd., Gander
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