Workshop Calendar

May
19
Wed
Business Startup Fundamentals for Successful Marketing @ Online
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Business Startup Fundamentals for Successful Marketing @ Online

Business Startup Fundamentals for Successful Marketing

Community Futures Thompson Country is pleased to present our 2021 Workshop series. This virtual series is free to attend and aims to provide information and education for entrepreneurs or budding entrepreneurs.

The May workshop will explore the startup fundamentals that every entrepreneur must know to successfully market their business. This session is facilitated by Crystal Imrie, Marketing Manager, and Kazi Ahmed, Social Media Manager,  of Fresh Inc. Branding | Marketing | Promotion in Kamloops.

Crystal brings over 18 years in Branding and Marketing experience assisting business start-ups, entrepreneurs and medium to large businesses retool or evolve with the technologies and opportunities available in the ever changing marketing atmosphere.

Kazi has been making ideas happen since his early days in the advertising world and has thrived as a creative professional with many award-winning campaigns. His expertise ranges from designing amazing campaigns, responsive websites, engaging social media content, dynamic motion graphics, creating video promos, etc.

Trust us! You don’t want to miss this!

The workshop will cover:

  • Branding Basics
  • Website Best Practices
  • Building your Digital Marketing Tool Kit
  • Setting up a Facebook page and Instagram profile for a business
  • Setting up a website using Shopify or Wix
  • SEO tips and tricks
  • Content Creation
  • Live Streaming
  • Social Media best practices
  • Paid, earned and Owned Media
  • Influencer Marketing
  • 5 Steps for setting up a strategy for your online business

Join Crystal and Navi as they walk you through the fundamentals of marketing your business in this free, virtual, 2-hour workshop.

 

Jun
2
Wed
Introduction to No-Code Tools @ Online
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Introduction to No-Code Tools @ Online

There are app developers who code for a living and  then there are “no-code” tools  for the rest of us. Come see what the fuss is about!

 

Introduction to “No-Code” Tools

Community Futures Thompson Country is pleased to present our 2021 Workshop series. This virtual series is free to attend and aims to provide information and education for entrepreneurs or budding entrepreneurs.

This June workshop will explore the no-code tools that are a game-changer for the non-tech entrepreneur. Join Daila Duford and Paige Whitson from Two Story Robot as they share what is possible in the world of digital asset creation without having to know a single line of code.

What does that mean? Here is an example, are you still using spreadsheets? Do you find yourself wishing you could leave the spreadsheets behind and build your own app to solve your business’s unique problems? We’re here to tell you, you absolutely can! No special “tech industry” knowledge or skills required.

Two Story Robot’s two non-technical team members Daila and Paige will share the fundamentals of what “no-code” is, what it does, what it can do for you and how you might apply it to your business. They’ll also share examples of digital assets and tools that have been created without using code to get you thinking about what is possible for your business.

This is an introductory informational webinar geared towards entrepreneurs and established business owners who are using spreadsheets, pen and paper, or any other system that feels inefficient and is not keeping up with their business needs.

Meet your workshop facilitators:

Born and raised in Kamloops, Paige is Two Story Robot’s Team Coordinator. Before joining the team, Paige spent various seasons over 10 years working at the Sun Peaks Resort and local summer camps. She loves working together with people to identify and work through problems, bringing her curiosity and enthusiasm with her wherever she goes. That very enthusiasm has lent itself well to the project management, community engagement, and various facilitator hats that she wears on any given day. Outside of coordinating the incredible Two Story Robot team and helping business owners confidently embrace the world of “no-code”, Paige is passionate about biking, snowboarding, camping and being outside as much as possible.

Daila joined the amazing Two Story Robot team as the business administrator in March 2020. Before that she spent 20 years managing a not-for-profit cinema and loving every minute of it. She has an intense passion for spreadsheets and huge respect for software design, so building no-code solutions was a perfect fit for her. You can find her tapping away on her computer in beautiful Salmon Arm where she lives with her awesome husband and two daughters.

Jun
16
Wed
Digital Marketing Bootcamp @ Online
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Digital Marketing Bootcamp @ Online

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Community Futures Thompson Country is pleased to present our 2021 Workshop series. This virtual series is free to attend and aims to provide information and education for entrepreneurs or budding entrepreneurs.

The June Workshop is all about Digital Marketing and will be facilitated by Christopher Wilson, Sales Manager of KTW Digital.

Come learn from the best!

Chris Wilson has been a marketing enthusiast his whole life, from humble beginnings marketing his own startup in high school to pursuing his passion to college by majoring in marketing and later entering the workforce with roles focusing around sales and marketing.

Chris has managed a local radio station, and ran a marketing and branding company with great success, and has a great understanding of the marketing options business owners are faced with here in Kamloops.

Naturally, any marketing enthusiast follows the latest trends in the marketing world, which has landed him in his current role as the Digital Marketing Manager with KTW Digital, a boutique digital agency partnered with Kamloops This Week.

Focusing on the ever-changing digital marketing landscape, he continually strives to bridge the gap for Kamloops business owners between traditional marketing options and the plethora of digital options being presented to them on a daily basis.

Join us for a fun, informative look at the latest options and digital buzzwords like geofencing, programmatic, SEO and some best practices that can help keep your business relevant online. And we’ll take an in-depth look at Programmatic advertising.

  • Geofencing
  • Google My Business
  • SEO Search engine optimization
  • Social media
  • Websites and more

Join Chris Wilson as he navigates some game-changing ideas for your business in this free, virtual 90-minute workshop.

Jul
21
Wed
Coming Soon: Is Your Business Idea A Good One? @ Online
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coming Soon: Is Your Business Idea A Good One? @ Online

Coming Soon!

Aug
18
Wed
Coming Soon: Is Your Business Idea A Good One? @ Online
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coming Soon: Is Your Business Idea A Good One? @ Online

Coming Soon!

Sep
22
Wed
Coming Soon: Content Creation @ Online
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Coming Soon: Content Creation @ Online

Coming Soon!

Oct
18
Mon
Coming Soon: Small Business Week Workshop Series @ Online
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all day
Coming Soon: Small Business Week Workshop Series @ Online

Coming Soon!

Nov
17
Wed
Coming Soon: Understanding Financial Statements @ Online
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Coming Soon: Understanding Financial Statements @ Online

Coming Soon!

Contact Us


Call us at 250-828-8772 or email us at info@communityfutures.net.

330 Seymour St.
Kamloops, BC
V2C 2G2

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm