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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Whether it’s ongoing initiatives such as our new LEARN seminar series, or the resource-packed Business Thrives Conference, the Newmarket Chamber offers a variety of learning opportunities to meet your needs and schedule.


LEARN Seminar Series - Max your business resources

Our latest seminar series is designed to help you build a more effective sales strategy.

Led by expert sales strategist Darren Rabie, President of Focus, a sales consulting and CRM management firm, the nine workshops are designed to answer burning questions that every business owner has, including:

  • How can I ensure my pipeline is always full?
  • How can I reduce my risk and reliance on a few customers or on one key sales rep (especially if you are that one sales rep.)?
  • How can I drive a pro-active culture that creates sales?
  • How do I build a duplicable and accountable sales team?
  • What is the right sales process to show our value and difference in the marketplace?
  • What are the best practice sales techniques every sales person must have?

2018 Schedule: (All take place at the Newmarket Public Library from 9am - 11am)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - The World of Sales - Past, Present and Future

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Building a Scalable Sales Process

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Success with CRM

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Sales Models - There is More Than One Way to Sell

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Sales Management - What & How to Manage, Measure and Coach Your Sales Team

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Selling Starts with Understanding Human Nature

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - How to Take Control and Drive a Sale (Part I)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - How to Take Control and Drive a Sale (Part II)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - How to Take Control and Drive a Sale (Part III)

The LEARN Seminar Series is presented in partnership with:

 

 


Social Media Clinics

In desperate need of some social media triage? Get some expert advice at one of our social media clinics.

Every month, the Chamber hosts a Social Media Clinic. Learn more about specific topics as well as discuss particular social media challenges in a relaxed setting. The experts are helpful volunteers who have extensive knowledge and provide free advice to those in need of assistance.

Each clinic begins with a brief presentation on a specific topic, along with a Q&A.  Participants can bring in their laptops (and lunch, if they wish).

Speak to experts and get tips!  

This is a clinic you won't want to miss.  Please pre-register so we can ensure we have enough help on-hand.

2018 Schedule: (all clinics take place at the Chamber)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1pm - 2:30pm - Crafting Posts on Facebook to be More Easily FOUND!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 8am - 9:30am - Tools to Create AMAZING Images for Social Media

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1pm - 2:30pm - Consistency is Key - Social Media Scheduling Tools

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1pm - 2:30pm - Facebook Ads and Landing Pages

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1pm - 2:30pm - Leveraging LinkedIn to Get Found

 


Women in Business Learning Series 

Women are entering the world of business ownership at a higher rate than ever before, and it is clear that these women are doing things differently.  They are looking for opportunities to connect meaningully, collaborate openly and effectively, and grow their businesses through sincere opportunities that are rooted deeply in their WHYS.

We invite women in business to join us for this learning series with interactive and practical experiences.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10am - 11:30am - Goals: Learn How to Set Goals You Can Take Action on Today and How to Implement the Systems You Need to Achieve Them

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10am - 11:30am - Funnels & Strategies: Get a Sales Process in Place to Help You Find Leads and Clients Naturally

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10am - 11:30am - Intentional Networking: How to be Clear, Connect and Get the Growth You're Looking for in Your Business



Mastermind Sessions at the Chamber

Imagine having your own team of all-stars in your corner helping you find the right path for your business; that’s the idea behind Masterminds.

Mastermind Sessions bring a selection of complementary businesses together to form a powerful advisory and networking group. Masterminds work together to find the best business practices for all participants. Sessions are held every third Tuesday of each month from 8 am–9:30 am at the Chamber. Membership is open to all Chamber members but is restricted to one member per professional category. 

Please contact the Chamber office at (905) 898-5900 for more information or by e-mail info@newmarketchamber.ca


Online Instructor-Led Courses

The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Newmarket Public Library to offer Chamber members access to hundreds of free online courses. These six-week certificate courses are focused on professional development and are taught entirely online by instructors. New sessions begin every month. Courses include:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Computer Applications
  • Technology
  • Business Communications
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Web Design
  • And Many More

Georgian Part-time Studies

Georgian College offers a special discount to Newmarket Chamber of Commerce members on their Part-time courses in business and management studies.  Check their directory listing and our calendar for specific courses and details.  Accelerate your career GeorgianCollege.ca/BUSM  

Current Courses:

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager: Starts February 20, 2018

This course is designed for non-financial managers to assist them demystify financial statements and gain confidence in understanding financial terminology and tools. Students gain the understanding of the ‘must-have’ knowledge associated with financial systems in order to set goals and make business decisions based on financial data. A must have for anyone who aspires into a management role.  Tuesdays 6 - 9 pm at the Barrie Campus.  February 20 - April 3, 2018.   $ 50.00 Discount for Chamber Members use Discount Code: CHAMBER1


More Workshops & Seminars

In addition to our ongoing programs, the Chamber of Commerce offers a number of educational opportunities throughout the year.

Check our calendar for upcoming opportunities and events.

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