Ideas Inc is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, accelerating the growth of emerging companies, facilitating and supporting the creation of start-ups, and assisting in the growth of existing companies in Saskatchewan.
We will be offering an encore session of our Canadian Youth Business Foundation Start Your Own Skilled Trade Business workshop.
From welders to massage therapists, skilled trades are a vital part of our economy. If you or someone you know is a skilled trades person and operates, or is interested in operating a business, then don’t miss this free educational oppotunity. Topics include effective business planning, financing, hiring employees, marketing and much more. Plus, you may be eligible for up to $45,000 in financing and one-on-one expert business mentoring to help launch your business.
The session will run over May 10 and 11 from 9am to 5pm in the Boardroom of Ideas Inc at 200 Sonnenschein Way in Saskatoon.
Registration is free. To register, and for more information please follow this link:
Are you currently exporting Food, Beverages, and or Dietary Supplements to the U.S.A. for human or animal consumption? Do you have plans to do so in the future? In order to avoid unnecessary detentions, attend this program to learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act and other regulations your company will need to comply with if you want to do business in the United States.Registrar Corp.,
Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) and Ideas Inc. invite you to attend a seminar on the U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The US Food and Drug Administration regulates most food and beverage products sold in the United States. Companies selling these products must meet very specific requirements of the US Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. Learn more about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). This seminar will give an Overview of FDA basics and the current and proposed regulations released under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Speaker Bio: Russell K. Statman, Esq., has practiced commercial law on behalf of FDA-regulated businesses for more than twenty years. He has argued cases requiring interpretation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act before the United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Statman has an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He co-founded Registrar Corp in 2003.
Date: Wednesday, April 23 2014
Time: 11:00 – 11:30 am – Registration 11:30am – 1:30pm – Presentation
Location: Saskatoon – Ideas Inc. Boardroom #200 – 120 Sonneschein Place Regina – STEP Boardroom #320 – 1801 Hamilton Street
Cost: Members: $30.00 + GST = $31.50* (Includes lunch) Non-Members: $45.00 + GST = $47.25* (Includes lunch)
*The seminar expenses are tax deductible (provincial and federal). The cost of the workshop is eligible as an expense under the 1% Training Investment Act.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014
Sr. Director Trade Development, Agri-Value
Phone: (306) 787-7945,
Cell: (306) 537-3877
To Register please click the following link:
The Sask Business Challenge, a start-up contest put on by the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission has posted a list of 20 finalists who made it through the pitch. We are proud to see our board member Dale Lemke at the top of the list! But wait, there’s more…Devon Fiddler and Heather Abbey of SheNative and Kathleen O’Grady of Grady Bleu are our current clients and Chris Wood of Woods Body Goods was a vendor in our River Landing Market last year. To see a full list of finalists and learn more about the Sask Business Challenge please click here.
Applications must be received by the Saskatchewan Arts Board by 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2014. More information, including application packages, can be found at www.artsboard.sk.ca/aebdc.
For an application please click here.
Ideas is proudly delivering this CYBF workshop open to all entrepreneurs. There are two weekend sessions available on March 8th and 9th and March 22 and 23rd from 8am to 4pm. These sessions will be held in our boardroom. Topics include effective business planning, financing, hiring employees, marketing and much more. Registration is free. To register, and for more information please follow this link:
As part of the EMPOWER First Nations and Metis Entrepreneurship Program
Ideas Inc is hosting two Entrepreneurship Readiness workshops:
Wednesday March 19 , 2014 and Friday March 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ideas Inc Board Room
200—120, Sonnenschein Way, Saskatoon, SK
Cost: No Charge
Registration deadline: March 14, 2014
The Entrepreneurship Readiness workshops will provide participants with the skills analysis, entrepreneurial assessment and preliminary planning needed in preparation for entrance into a business development or incubation program such as the EMPOWER Aboriginal Business program.
Seats for these workshops are limited, register early to reserve your spot!