18 local women get down to business

The Golden Women’s Centre and the College of the Rockies have established a course dedicated to women in business. “Let’s Do Business” is a seven week program dedicated to helping women think of new ideas and create professional business plans.

Laurie Dalzell

Laurie Dalzell

The Golden Women’s Centre and the College of the Rockies have established a course dedicated to women in business. “Let’s Do Business” is a seven week program dedicated to helping women think of new ideas and create professional business plans.

“We focus a lot on the financial part and feasibility and market research,” says Laurie Dalzell who is teaching the course, “you need to know who you’re targeting, especially if you’re asking for a loan.”

There are 18 women participating in the course, some with businesses already and looking to bring it to the next level, and some women who are hoping to open one.

The women are in an open environment where they can network with each other on their ideas and participate in the class discussions. They work together to help each other with their business ideas and work hard on their own ideas as well.

“We have books and are using articles supplied by the Woman’s Centre and throughout the course we are going to have guest speakers come in and talk to the participants one on one.”

Speakers coming in will be presenting about law, loans, and women in business.

Let’s Do Business is the third faze of the financial literacy program which was started two and a half years ago and will be coming to an end after this program.