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Women In Business

This course will focus on the broad range of skills necessary for harnessing entrepreneurial opportunities with the full support of experienced educators.

Women in Business
Exciting Opportunities for those in Business or thinking about starting a Business

Register for the winter sessions here!

Explore the Entrepreneurial Adventure

For over 20 years, Women in Business has been offered at YWCA Muskoka as a program to support women at different stages in business development. This program is regularly adapting and changing to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs and business owners through a comprehensive curriculum offered workshop-style, and 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship.

Are you:
  • A new or existing business owner?
  • Someone with a business idea?
  • Interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship?

Our experienced facilitator will help you explore the concept of entrepreneurship, show you how to plan your business, and help you gather tools and knowledge on marketing, management and finance that will advise your future or that you can immediately apply to your venture. Guest presenters are a regular feature of this program.

Topics include:
Christine Kropp & Patti Hanrath, Connect the Brilliance

Scott Ovell, Economic Development Officer, Huntsville

Kyla Taylor & Tara Charlton, Launch & Prosper

Kyra Watters, Well Known Company

  • * Exploring your Vision & Values
  • * Research & Exploration
  • * Analysis & Evaluation
  • * Marketing, Pricing, Distribution & Sales
  • * Promotion, Social Media, & Web Design
  • * Sales Forecasting
  • * Financial Foundations
  • * Testing the Market & Customer Mapping
  •    ...and more!

From marketing to filing, from stress management to promotions, sessions will provide the basic skills needed to begin putting together a blueprint for your venture, presented from a woman's perspective.

"The facilitator's guidance and the support of the YWCA are a valuable resource for women in Muskoka. The Women in Business course is providing not just the typical practical information on how to run your own business, but also the connections and contacts necessary on a local level to help really push you forward." - Women in Business Participant

Curriculum, Coworking, & One on One Support

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