October 2018
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Newsletter
"Small Business Scoop"
Thank you for signing up for our Small Business Scoop Newsletter. We hope to keep you informed and educated on information relevant to your Small Business. 
In This Issue
  • Quick Reads
  • Upcoming Events
  • FREE How to Keep Your Bookkeeper Happy & Save Money
  • FREE Human Resource Workshops - 100 Mile House
  • FREE Communications for Small Business Success
  • City of Williams Lake Survey
  • October Seminars
 "You never lose in business,
you either win
or you learn."
~ Melinda Emerson
Quick Reads
How Your Company Logo Influences
Purchase Decisions
Your company’s logo is the visual figurehead of your   brand , so it’s important to get it right. Whether intentional or not, every detail of your logo will influence people who see it. That's why nothing should be arbitrary.

To read more, please visit: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/319846
Upcoming Events
How to Keep Your Bookkeeper Happy & Save Money!
Join us for this FREE workshop hosted by Susanna Lachance from Advance Business Consulting. Susanna brings 20+ years experience consulting small businesses in our region. 

This workshop will provide an overview including valuable tips for organizing your small business finances and saving money on your bookkeeping/accounting.

Williams Lake: Wed. October 10, 2018
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin, 266 Oliver Street

100 Mile House: Thurs. October 11, 2018
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Horton Ventures Inc, 808 Alpine Ave.

To register, please visit www.cfwildfire.ca/workshops/ or give us a call at 250-392-3626
John Singleton Workshops - 100 Mile House
Due to lack of participants, the John Singleton Workshops scheduled in
100 Mile House for September were postponed into October.

There are three workshops in this upcoming Human Resources series with John Singleton. You can choose to attend one of the workshops or all of them.
All workshops are FREE!

To register for any of the courses listed below, please visit:  http://cfwildfire.ca/workshops/
Or give us a call at 250-392-3626

All 100 Mile House sessions will be held at the 100 Mile Curling Club
  • #1-175 Wrangler Way, 100 Mile House.
Attracting and Retaining Great Employees
100 Mile House: Monday October 15, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

Do you have a GREAT employee you don't want to lose? Are you searching for a GREAT employee for your business?

This workshop will help you: 
  • Know who you are
  • Know who you want
  • Position your business
  • Define job descriptions
  • Methods of marketing positions
  • Orientation and Training 
  • Q12 for engaged employees
  • Check in
Motivational Interviewing
100 Mile House: Monday October 15, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the hiring process? Looking for an interview style that matches your business needs? 

During this workshop, John will review: 
  • Hiring Process
  • Expectations and Outcomes
  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Techniques
  • Panel Interiews
  • Testing Candidates
  • Personality Testing
  • Decision Making
Bridging the Generational Gap
100 Mile House: Tuesday October 16, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

Boomers and millennials each bring great things to the table. The gaps or differences between their generations may be a struggle at times. So how do you get the best out of both generations?

During this workshop, John will highlight: 
  • Understanding the Gaps
  • Defining the Why's 
  • Building Consensus
  • Meeting Mutual Needs
  • Mentoring 
  • Communication challenges
Communications for Small Business Success
Williams Lake: October 24, 2018
Hosted at: Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin - 266 Oliver Street, Williams Lake

100 Mile House: October 23, 2018
Hosted at: South Cariboo Recreation Centre - 175-B Wrangler Way, 100 Mile House

9:00am to 12:00pm

Every business has a story to share. No on knows your business like you do, so position yourself as an expert! 

Share your expertise through a Communications Plan that helps you achieve your business goals. Learn how to raise your profile through clear communications and compelling storytelling. 

This FREE workshop, facilitated by Dan Wall, will help you: 
  • Craft key messages that you repeat in all your communications
  • Engage with your target markets with compelling storytelling
  • Write web content, social media posts and news releases that get attention
  • Draft quotable quotes
  • Identify media in your sector - websites, trade publications, social media, etc. 
  • Start writing your communications plan
  • Use your story and these skills throughout your business activities

Takeaways for participants would include an outline for a simple Communications Plan and a better understanding of how communications can help your business achieve its goals. 
Workshops Coming Soon!
Be sure to watch our Facebook page, and website cfwildfire.ca/workshops/ for upcoming courses!
City of Williams Lake Survey
The City of Williams Lake is currently developing an Economic Development Strategy that will serve as a guide for the City to grow and prosper. The strategy will assist in informing City staff on opportunities for our region, and ways that we can support our current area businesses to thrive in our transitioning economy. As part of the development of the Economic Development Strategy, the City is conducting a brief survey of residents to gain a better insight of local priorities. The survey will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes and your participation is greatly appreciated. Individual survey results are confidential and only the aggregate findings will be made public. 
Survey participants will also be eligible to enter a draw for one of two $100 LOVE BUCKS certificates. LOVE BUCKS certificates can be spent on merchandise at any participating Williams Lake business. 

To take the survey, click here:
October Small Business BC Seminars
Small Business BC is hosting several interesting seminars for the month of September that are available to view through webinars.

If you are interested in taking any seminars, please contact Alexis at Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin by emailing alexis@cfdccariboo.com or give us a call 250-392-3626. A seminar code is available for participants located in Central and Northern BC to access ANY webinar for FREE!

A few seminars of note:

For a complete list of available seminars, please visit:

By signing up to participate in a seminar via webinar, you will receive a link once the webinar is complete to replay the webinar. The link remains live for one week after the seminar. This means you do not have to watch the entire seminar at one time and can replay any parts that you would like to listen to again.
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Staff Directory
Karen Eden
General Manager

Larry Stranberg
Projects Manager

Ginny Mulvahill
Business Analyst

Florence Gonyer
Financial Administrator

Tannis Landry
Project Assistant

Sue Lachance
Wildfire Recovery Support Program Coordinator

Alexis Forseille
Administrative Coordinator
Any feedback, information or event contributions that you would like to see in our next newsletter, please contact:

Staff & Board of Directors
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin | 250-392-3626 | cfdc@cfdccariboo.com
266 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, V2G 1M1 Canada