The Annapolis Innovation Lab presents

Women Who Mean BUSINESS!

‘Frameworks and Internet-based Tools for starting a new business’

The Annapolis Innovation Lab (at the Library, 143 Ritchie St.) is offering a three-day workshop series specifically for local Women entrepreneurs.

UPDATE: Registration extended to Jan 22, 2020

Just a few places remaining!

A Hands-on Workshop for Women who are Starting (or Thinking about Starting) a New Business!

Women Who Mean BUSINESS!

Jan 27, Feb 3 and Feb 10, 2020

(3x Monday sessions, 9:30am to 3:00pm)

The Annapolis Innovation Lab (at the Library, 143 Ritchie St.) is offering a three day workshop specifically for local Women entrepreneurs.

The Annapolis Valley is a hive of creativity and great new business ideas... but it is a very small local market for a successful new business venture.

Come out, work through your business idea and actually try out some of the very inexpensive business tools, applications and platforms which can help you design, produce, market, sell and distribute your product or service widely, as well as tools for setting up and tracking the success of your business.

Jan 27: What is my ‘Product’ or ‘Service, my competition, my ‘value add’, my target market?

Feb 3: How can I Market, Sell and Distribute my product or service?

Feb 10: Am I making Money Yet? Tracking my business venture.

The three full day sessions include:
♦ Daily presentations by small business experts and successful local women who are small (and not so small) business owners
♦ Hands - on exercises and coaching on a wide range of useful and inexpensive (or free) internet based business tools and platforms, like Google Business, Mail Chimp, Quick Books, Sage, Shopify, Etsy...
♦ Lunch and snacks catered by Lola’s each day
♦ An introduction to the facility, tools and platforms available at the Annapolis Innovation Lab
♦ Networking with a dynamic group of creative women entrepreneurs.

This workshop will give you ‘hands on’ experience using several popular inexpensive and easy to use internet and smart phone based business management tools and introduction to more traditional tools and frameworks which will help you get your new business idea rolling, and rocking ... while you meet and engage with 14 other women from the area who are taking on the same exciting challenge ... starting a new business.

Cost: $35.00 for three whole day workshops (9:30 to 3:00)
with three catered lunches.

Register by January 22 through the Innovation Lab or at the Library branch. Enrollment will be limited to 15 women, to ensure a truly “hands on” workshop experience for all participants.

Sponsors: Annapolis Innovation Lab, AVRL. @NS Community Technologies, Annapolis Ventures (CBDC), AIRO and the Annapolis Board of Trade.

Where to find us.

The Annapolis Innovation Lab is located in the Annapolis Royal library space, in the Academy building (formerly the ARRA) - accessed from Ritchie Street.

143 Ritchie Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0
Library telephone number: 902-532-2226

For enquiries, please contact the library, or email

Events Calendar

For the current calendar showing all the upcoming events and activities at the Annapols Innovation Lab, click the link below.
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