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January 30, 2012
|Wednesday Glow and Grow at PARO|
Feb 1 9:30 -10:30 -- Reading Between the Lines Recognizing Your Skills --Brenda McDougall, PARO
Feb 1 11:00 - 12:00 -- Business Expenses and Budgeting -- Barbara Gauthier, PARO
Feb 1 12:15 - 1:15 -- What if Your Don't Win the Lottery -- Northern Credit Union
Feb 8 9:30 - 10:30 -- The Good, The Bad & What Were You Thinking -- Brenda McDougall, PARO
Feb 8 11:00 - 12:00 -- Bookkeeping Made Simple Part 1 -- Lynn Evans, PARO
Feb 8 12:15 - 1:15 -- Brainstorming For Marketing -- Marcia Arpin, All the Daze
Feb 15 9:30 - 10:30 -- "I Spy" - Effective Job Search Strategies -- Brenda McDougall, PARO
Feb 15 11:00 - 12:00 -- Bookkeeping Made Simple Part 2 -- Suzanne Tighe, PARO
Feb 15 12:15 - 1:15 -- How to Prepare For Your Next Tradeshow -- Nancy Miliani, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Feb 22 9:30 - 10:30 -- Time to Shine - How to Ace Your Interview -- Brenda McDougall, PARO
Feb 22 11:00 - 12:00 -- Pricing - What is it Worth? -- Suzanne Tighe, PARO
Feb 22 12:15 - 1:15 -- Show Me the Money -- Kim Bird, Nishnawbe-Aski Development Fund
Feb 29 9:30 - 10:30 -- Aspire to Hire -- Brenda McDougall, PARO
Feb 29 11:00 - 12:00 -- Action Planning For Success -- Barbara Gauthier, PARO
Feb 29 12:15 - 1:15 -- Building Business Relationships with the Nancy Miliani of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce & Dayna Bobrowski-Vogt of Shift
To register for any of the workshops, register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Indicate which Contact North Access Centre location you wish to attend. Registration must be submitted two business days prior to workshop. No fee to participate!
Can't make it to the PARO Centre? Out in the region? We have a teleconference phone that will allow you to fully participate in Biz and Bagel without being in Thunder Bay!! If you can give us some notice we can arrange to email you any handouts or a copy of the powerpoint presentation (if there is one). If you can't give any notice, just contact PARO at email@example.com or at 1-800-584-0252 and we will provide you with the current teleconference numbers and pass-codes.
|Peer Loans and Mentoring Circles|
|Peer support, mentoring and encouragement are among the many things that women can gain from being members of PARO's Peer Circles! |
PARO Peer Circles are groups of 4-7 women who are in business, are prospective entrepreneurs, or believe in women helping women. Circle members are also able to access PARO 's peer lending program for small business loans and become members of the PARO Board of Directors.
- Are you interested in opportunities to meet with other fantastic women?
- Are you looking for opportunities to learn and share business knowledge, to access a variety of perspectives and experiences?
If you are interested in joining a circle, or wish to know more about PARO's Peer Lending Circles, please give Suzanne a call or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will help facilitate connections with circles that may be a match for you.
You can download a copy of our Circles and Loans Booklet from our website.
What the heck is Facebook, and why should I be on it?
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends, business contacts and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. www.facebook.com
In an effort to reach out to women who are on Facebook, we have recently started a PARO Group. This group is a great way to network with, stay in touch with and share experiences with other PARO women. It can also be a great place to promote your business! If the link above does not work, enter " PARO Centre" into the search box on the left.
Would you like to learn how to use Facebook to promote your business or your event? Or are you interested in joining the Facebook Group and are having problems? Contact Maria at email@example.com
|Business Development Programs|
Building A Bridge to Self-Employment for People with Disabilities
Are you a Woman with a Disability?
Are You Dissatisfied With Your Work?
Do you want to become Self-Employed?
Do you have a self disclosed disability?
Completely FREE for you to use!
Self-employment, can allow YOU to create employment opportunities for yourself and design your choice of work and lifestyle. Participants will have completely free access to the program as well as a coach to help them use the on-line
For more info, please call Linda 625.0328 or 800.584.0252
Are you a woman contemplating going into business but do not know where to start?
Are you looking for assistance writing a great resume?
Join the Making A Difference Program
Please call Lori 625.0328 or 800.584.0252
Funding provided by The Government of Ontario
Are Interested in Starting Your Own Business?
Have you been on EI now or in the last 3 years?
Have you had Maternity benefits in the last 5 years?
You MAY qualify for PARO's GATEWAY Self-Employment Benefits Program
Check our website for more information
This program is funded by the Government of Canada
|PC Medic - Dr. Donna's Practical Computer Tips|
Cloud ComputingDefinition: The cloud is an umbrella term for products and services that rely on the Internet to function.
Traditionally, we would buy hardware (a computer) and install some software on it (like Microsoft Word). So you have software that runs on your own machine in your own office or home. With the Cloud, the software and hardware runs on the Internet. So, in simple terms, we can say that any software or hardware running on the Internet is Cloud Computing. Some Examples: Most people already use Cloud Computing without realizing it. If you access email online through webmail services such as Hotmail or Gmail, then you use cloud-based email, while Google Docs is a Cloud-based Office Suite.
Got a Computer Question? Ask the Doctor firstname.lastname@example.org
PC Medic is located at 1319 E. Victoria Avenue. Stop in Monday – Saturday 9 – 5 p.m. for all your computer needs. No appointment necessary.
|All the Daze|
January's Thought - WORK IS REWARD NOT PUNISHMENT
Your success in any occupation depends on your enjoyment. Loving your work makes the difference. If you enjoy what you do, you'll be successful. If you don't enjoy what you do, you won't be successful.
Your chances for success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. If you have a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing. Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind, enjoyment, and happiness which comes only when you find the work that you like best.You don't pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.
Marcia Arpin, All the Daze
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|Real Women, Real Success |
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PARO is on the Road...
Are you in the region?
- Do you want to start a business
- Want to build your business
- Need assistance with a resume or cover letter
- Find out how PARO can help you
To make an appointment or for more info, call Lori 1.800.584.0252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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