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  • 20 Feb 2012 11:25 AM | Anonymous
    Due to huge response from interested participants, we've had to move to a larger venue from the Information & Networking Reception in Corner Brook on Feb. 22.

    This event will now be held in the Tudor Room at the Glynmill Inn from 6-8 p.m.
  • 03 Feb 2012 2:36 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The deadline to apply for NLOWE's trade mission to New Orleans, April 18-19, has been extended. The new deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 8.

    Download an application now.

    For more information, contact:

    Deborah Youden
    Export Consultant
    Ph: 709.754.5555 ext. 230
    Tf: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    Em: dyouden@nlowe.org

  • 02 Feb 2012 1:29 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The latest issue of NewsLink, NLOWE's monthly newsletter, is now available for download.

    Click here to download.
  • 24 Jan 2012 3:04 PM | Anonymous
    NLOWE is pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for its 2012 Annual Conference will be The Cupcake Girls.

    Heather White and Lori Joyce opened the first cupcake bakery retail store in North America in April 2002. Although they knew little about baking or cupcakes when they first opened, demand for their old-fashioned cupcakes grew quickly. Now in their ninth year of operations, Heather and Lori are recognized as two of British Columbia's top entrepreneurs and manage two corporate bakeries as well as six franchise bakeries.

    They are also the stars of W Network's The Cupcake Girls,
    which follows the daily life of running a business while also adapting to their new roles as parents.

    The show is now in its third season and has been nominated three times for a Gemini Award and is watched in over 90 countries worldwide.


    NLOWE's 2012 Annual Conference will be held on April 25-26 at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre in St. John's. This marks the 15th year that NLOWE has held a provincial conference focused on women in business as well members of the business community, industry professionals, government representatives and community partners to learn, network and do business. Registration will soon be available online at www.nlowe.org.


    "Having The Cupcake Girls as the keynote speakers at NLOWE's annual provincial conference builds on our reputation for providing high-quality speakers and relevant training opportunities for women in business across the province," says Karen Noftall, president of NLOWE's Board of Directors and owner of Quality Matters Inc. in St. John's.

    "Heather and Lori are dynamic speakers and their shared experience, from essentially not knowing anything about their business to growing it to national and international prominence, is one to which many women business owners can relate. The business rules that they'll provide at our conference will be extremely valuable for any woman in Newfoundland and Labrador who wants to learn more about running a successful business."

    NLOWE is a provincial, non-profit organization that offers services to women in business thanks to the financial support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • 12 Jan 2012 4:00 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The January issue of NewsLink is now available! Click here to download a copy.

    Featured articles this month include:
    • a message from President Karen Noftall;
    • a recap of our trade mission to Florida;
    • details of training opportunities over the next month; and
    • information about our next trade mission to New Orleans.
    The deadline for submissions for our February issue is Wednesday, Jan. 24. NLOWE reserves the right to edit or decline submissions.

    Preferance is given to submissions from NLOWE members that are business related.
  • 07 Dec 2011 1:45 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    Click here to download a copy of the December 2011 issue of NewsLink.
  • 08 Nov 2011 10:14 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    The Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth has released a report calling for governments at all levels to do more to support Canadian women entrepreneurs. 
     
    Women-led businesses in Canada represent a huge economic opportunity for our country. Majority women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises represent over $117 billion per annum of economic activity in Canada. Yet, majority women-owned firms fail to grow as quickly as firms led by men.  These differences are reflected in Canadian productivity and competitiveness.
     
    Describing it as an essential strategy for sustained economic growth for the country, the report projects that a 20 percent increase in total revenues among majority female-owned enterprises will contribute an additional $2 billion per annum to the Canadian economy.
     
    The report outlines the need for a concerted effort to mobilize this underdeveloped segment of the Canadian economy through a five-point strategy.

    Recommendations include:

    1. Create a national women-focused economic development strategy.
    2. Create business stimulation programs to develop foreign trade.
    3. Create and implement measureable supplier diversity procurement objectives for all federal agencies and departments.
    4. Enhance women’s financial literacy and awareness of gender influences in firm capitalization through training and other incentives.
    5. Increase the adoption of technology in women-led firms through training and other incentives.

    To learn more about the Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth or download the Taskforce report, we invite you to visit: http://sites.telfer.uOttawa.ca/womensenterprise/
     
    (cliquez ici pour obtenir des informations en français)

    Sincerely
     
    Barbara Orser
     
    Chair, Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth
    Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprise
    University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management
     
    orser@telfer.uOttawa.ca

  • 04 Nov 2011 11:16 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The November issue of NewsLink is now available.

    Click here to download.
  • 12 Oct 2011 2:05 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    NLOWE will be leading a group of businesswomen from Newfoundland and Labrador to participate in business meetings in Deerfield, FL, from Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

    This trade mission is in consultation with the Women's Business Development Council of Florida. Territories covered by this organization include Florida (except the Panhandle), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Opportunities will include meeting with other women business owners and corporate buyers as well as specific training, focused networking and a business fair.

    The deadline for applications from women business owners is Friday, Oct. 21.

    Download an application form or for more information, contact:

    Deborah Youden
    Export Consultant
    Phone: 709.754.5555 ext. 230
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: dyouden@nlowe.org
  • 22 Sep 2011 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Request for Proposals

     

    ONE-ON-ONE SIMPLY ACCOUNTING TRAINING

     

    In an effort to provide established and aspiring women entrepreneurs with access to quality skills development opportunities regardless of geographic location, the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is launching a one-on-one training initiative for business women in Southern Labrador.  The training will consist of one-on-one Simply Accounting training that will increase the business development and management skills of participants.

     

    The successful applicant will be required to travel to Southern Labrador and train five (5) business women on computerized accounting, in particular Simply Accounting software and proper filing systems. One-on-one in-person training will be delivered over a two week period. The training will require the following:

    • Pre-training phone call with each participant to determine specific individual training needs (5hrs).   
    • Travel to Southern Labrador, i.e. Port Hope Simpson, Lodge Bay, Mary's Harbour, Red Bay, or L'Anse au Loup.
    • 75hrs of training time (15hrs, two days per participant)
    • One hour 'follow-up' via phone/email for questions on Simply Accounting. (5hrs)

     

    While the expertise of the applicant and the quality of work produced will be important in the selection process, NLOWE is a non-profit organization with limited resources, and as such, cost will also be an important consideration.

     

    Following the delivery of this training, there are plans to organize future, topic-specific training at a variety of skill levels including intermediate and advanced.  The successful applicant should also indicate their ability to facilitate future training on a go-forward basis.

     

    Training MUST be completed by November 30, 2011.

     

    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal outlining their qualifications, experience, samples of previous, related work, their ability to deliver, proposed timelines, and associated costs by the proposal deadline of October 5, 2011.

     

    Please ensure the proposal includes the following information:

    • Resume outlining your qualifications and experience in this area
    • Three recent references
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver
    • Associated costs (if any)

     

     

     

    Instructions for Submission

     

    Proposals must be received by 12:00pm noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

     

    Fax, mail, email or deliver your submission to:

     

    Kristy Hoddinott

    Assistant Director, NLOWE

    2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza II

    84-86 Elizabeth Avenue

    At. John's, NL A1A 1W7

    Fax: 709.754.7016

    khoddinott@nlowe.org

     

    1. A confirmation of receipt of submission will be sent to each applicant.
    2. By submitting an application for consideration, it is understood that you may be contacted by NLOWE for follow-up and more information on your submission, however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
    3. All curriculum and realted materials produced become the property of NLOWE, including all electronic files and materials
    4. NLOWE staff will work with the successful applicant to organize training logistics.
    5. Selection of submission(s) will be based on the experience and qualifications of the trainer, the quality of their work and cost to the organization. NLOWE reserves the right to make the final selection.
    6. A decision will be made by NLOWE and the successful applicant notified no leater than October 31, 2011.
    7. Questions on submission guidelines should be directed to Kristy Hoddinott, Assistant Director, 709.754.5555/khoddinott@nlowe.org.
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