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  • 22 Sep 2011 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Request for Proposals




    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



    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.
  • 07 Sep 2011 2:05 PM | Deleted user
    The latest issue of NewsLink, NLOWE's monthly newsletter, is now available.

    Click here for details.
  • 31 Aug 2011 10:14 AM | Deleted user
    NLOWE is currently recruiting participants from women-owned businesses to join a delegation that will take part in WEConnect Canada's 2011 Annual Conference, "Opening Doors," Nov. 7-8 in Toronto.

    Eligible companies will receive pre-conference training and may qualify to have up to 50 per cent of registration and travel costs covered.

    Click here to learn more.
  • 25 Aug 2011 8:27 AM | Deleted user
    The Dept. of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development is investing $320,000 in a new NLOWE program called Business Connections that will connect women-owned businesses with the opportunities in emerging growth industries. Minister Susan Sullivan made the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at BrenKir Industrial Supply Ltd. in Mount Pearl.

    Read more here.
  • 08 Aug 2011 2:55 PM | Anonymous
    NLOWE is pleased to now offer its corporate members the opportunity to be profiled in NewsLink, our monthly newsletter.

    Corporate Member Focus allows member corporations, which typically hold an associate or non-voting membership, the opportunity to explain why they are associated with NLOWE, what services they offer to women in business, and what opportunities are available for women business owners as potential clients.

    Corporate Member Focus will run once a quarter in our newsletter as demand permits.

    Regular voting members (women business owners) may continue to be profiled as part of our regular Spotlight feature.

    Download a Corporate Member Focus form or contact:

    Susan White
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 709.754.5555 ext. 232
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: swhite@nlowe.org
  • 02 Aug 2011 2:12 PM | Deleted user
    The latest issue of NewsLink is now available! Click here to download the August 2011 issue.

    Features this month include:
    • a story detailing participants' experiences during our trade mission to Las Vegas;
    • the debut of our new feature, Corporate Member Focus;
    • and a new spotlight, Nancy Rogers.
  • 29 Jul 2011 2:43 PM | Anonymous
    The producers of Canada’s top-rated entertainment program, Dragons’ Den, are looking for struggling Canadian companies to participate in an exciting new business show. In this new series, some of the country’s top investors will spend their time and money to help these Canadian companies get back on their feet.

    This new series will offer business owners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to meet a top-notch investor who could provide the boost that their companies need to survive – AND thrive.

    To top it off, the selected businesses will receive invaluable exposure, with the opportunity to showcase their companies to a national television audience.

    What kind of companies can apply?
    • Must have been in operation for at least three to five years or more
    • Gross revenue of $500,000 per year (average)
    • More than five employees
    • Privately held business, family business, partnerships, limited partnerships
    • Must be willing to commit to being filmed on camera for up to a two-week period
    • A business registered in Canada
    • Fluent English speakers
    What are the benefits of applying?
    • Get FREE top-notch business consultation: marketing, sales, inventory, financing, staffing, etc.
    • All experts will visit the businesses personally – no travel necessary
    • It’s a chance to get an investment or loan to help the business when other sources have been exhausted
    All interested applicants must apply by Aug. 12, 2011.

    To apply, please e-mail bigdecision@cbc.ca for more information. Please include your name, company name and contact information.

    Click here to see the press release from CBC.
  • 24 Jun 2011 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    NLOWE is currently recruiting business professionals to serve as judges for its 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

    Interested persons must be a member of the business community of Newfoundland and Labrador, either as a current or former business owner or employee of a company or organization that works with and/or provides services for business owners. Award nominees may not serve as award judges; however, previous award winners and nominees are eligible. Expressions of interest are encouraged from all regions of the province.

    Award judges will serve as members of selection committees for individual awards and will evaluate and score all eligible applications from nominees. Judges will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to viewing award applications and to indicate the business sector in which they are involved in order to protect the competitive interests of award nominees.

    Persons interested in serving as a judge for NLOWE’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards should contact Susan White, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, with the following information by Friday, July 8:

    • Name
    • Business/organization name
    • Business sector
    • Contact information (e-mail and daytime telephone number)
    • No more than one paragraph outlining your qualifications and interest in serving as an award judge

    Judging is expected to take place in late August 2011.

    Inquiries and submissions may be directed to:

    Susan White
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 709.754.5555 ext. 232
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: swhite@nlowe.org
  • 16 Jun 2011 2:18 PM | Anonymous
    Canada's largest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women is back!

    The 13th annual ranking of the PROFIT W100: Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs is the definitive list of Canada's leading women-owned and women-run businesses. The list ranks applicants by a combination of company size, growth rate and operating profitability. Winners enjoy many benefits including coverage in the November issue of PROFIT as well as invitations to the PROFIT W100 Idea Exchange and Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala.

    Nominate your business or that of an entrepreneur you admire by calling 1.800.713.GROW or complete on online ballot at www.PROFITguide.com/w100ballot.

    The nomination deadline is Thursday, June 30.
  • 08 Jun 2011 2:50 PM | Deleted user
    The search is underway for the country’s most outstanding women entrepreneurs.

    The call for nominations is now open for Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

    These awards provide national recognition to Canada’s women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their communities.

    Award categories include:
    •  Deloitte Start-up Award;
    •  HKMB Hub Impact Award;
    •  RBC Momentum Award;
    •  TPH Sustainability Award;
    •   Bell Trailblazer Award; and
    •   PROFIT Award for Excellence in

    To nominate, call 1.800.354.3303.

    The deadline for nominations is Thursday, June 16.

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