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Friday, August 26, 2011

Upcoming Workshops for September

Rainy River Future Development Corporation
Upcoming Events ~ Sign Up Today!

RRFDC Video Conference Workshops ($5 each):
August 24        1:00-4:30         CBSA Customs Workshop
August 30        1:00-3:00         Business Opportunities & Ideas – Choosing the Right One!
August 31         1:00-4:00         Your Business Plan – The Home Stretch: Operations & Financial Summary
September 6    10:00-12:00      Cash Flow is King – Cash Flow & Financial Ratios
September 6    2:00-3:00         LinkedIn for Business
September 8    10:00-12:00      Critical Elements of Customer Service
September 15   2:00-4:00         Branding Basics
September 20  10:00-12:00      Business Opportunities & Ideas – Choosing the Right One!
September 20  1:00-3:00         The Basics of Exporting
September 22  10:00-12:00      Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Marketing Basics
September 27  1:00-4:00         Are You Ready to be an Entrepreneur?

RRFDC Live Workshops (FREE):
September 14   10:00-12:00      How to Start a Small Business Seminar – Trainer: Angela Halvorsen

For more information or to register for RRFDC workshops, please call 274-3276.

PARO Video Conference Workshops (FREE):
September 7    10:00-11:00      Managing the Money – Record Keeping – What to do with all the paper!
September 7    11:15-12:15       The Psychology of Money – Winning with Facebook
September 7    12:30-1:30        Getting the Money – So, Tell Me a Little About Yourself!
September 14   10:00-11:00      Keeping the Money – Business Expenses & Budgeting
September 14   11:15-12:15       Getting the Money – Create, Connect, Collaborate!
September 14   12:30-1:30        Managing the Money – Aspire to Be Hired!  Searching for that dream job?
September 21   10:00-11:00      Managing the Money – Bookkeeping Made Simple!  Part 1
September 21   11:15-12:15       Asking for Money – Collections
September 21   12:30-1:30        Getting the Money – How do you measure up?  Preparing for Your Interview
September 28  10:00-11:00      Managing the Money – Bookkeeping Made Simple!  Part 2
September 28  11:15-12:15       Asking for the Money – Finding and Asking For the Money I Want and Deserve
September 28  12:30-1:30        Keeping the Money – Deal or No Deal!  The Art of Negotiating

For more information or to register for PARO workshops, please call Contact North at 274-3988.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair

The 2011 Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair is being held August 18-20 at the Emo Fairgrounds in Emo.

The parade will be held on Saturday August 20th. All participants are asked to assemble on Front Street in Emo at 10:30. Judging will take place at 11:00 a.m. sharp. The parade will proceed up to the Fair grounds at 12 noon. All information about participating in the parade is in the fair book which can be viewed HERE.

Fort Frances - Wilson's Stationary & Rainy Lake Sports
Devlin - Devlynn's & Greensides
Emo - Tompkin's Hardware, Village Variety & Cloverleaf Shop Easy
Barwick - Barwick Village Restaurant
Stratton - Stratton Restaurant
Rainy River - Rainy River Drug Store

    Advance midway tickets are on sale until Thursday evening August 18th - $28.00 a savings of $5.00.  Gate admission is $3.00 per person per day.  You do not need advanced midway tickets to enter the fairgrounds.  You can pay your $3.00 admission at the gate.

    For complete fair information, please visit their website at

    Monday, August 08, 2011

    How to Start a Small Business September 14th

    Date:          Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    Time:         10-11:30 am
    Location:   RRFDC Office
                      608 Scott Street, Fort Frances, ON
    Trainer:     Angela Halvorsen, Business Investment Officer

    At this session you will be given tools to help you with the
    fundamentals of starting a small business. Topics include:

    • Is Entrepreneurship for You?
    • Business Startup Checklist
    • Developing Your Ideas
    • Business Structures
    • Legal Issues in Starting A Business
    • Home-Based Business
    • Guide to Charging & Collecting Tax
    • Government Grants, Loans and Financing
    • Private Sector Financing
    • Community Profiles
    • Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed
    • HST and First Nations in Ontario
    • Business Startup List
    • Business Services in the Rainy River District
    • RRFDC and Other Programs
    • Writing Your Business Plan
    • THE BUSINESS PLAN (simplified)
    • and much more!

    Sign up today! Seats are limited so don't be disappointed.
    No fee to register. Refreshments provided.
    To register call 274-3276 or email