Meet Your Mountain Hub Academy Instructors

 

School is in session at the Mountain Hub!

September is stacked with five amazing intro courses to help you run and market your business. Then in October, the 5-week Small Business Booster begins!

We have three instructors (and growing!) that will be teaching in the Mountain Hub Academy and we are super excited to introduce them to you! Read on to learn about these awesome ladies.

And a quick reminder that the Early Bird Special ends tomorrow. Register for the entire Small Business Booster course by the end of day Friday and get $100 off!

Meet Your Small Business Booster Instructors

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Megan Adams

Mountain Hub Mastermind, Digital & Online Marketing Instructor for LinkedIn Learning.

Megan started the Mountain Hub to create a space for small business owners to learn, grow and find support.

The 5-week Small Business Booster course is derived from the feedback of the 100+ events at the Mountain Hub since it's opening and the feedback of all of the participants. And Megan is beyond thrilled to be one of the three (and more coming soon!) instructors.

About Megan

Megan started her entrepreneurial journey at a young age. Her first job was as a support aid for an autistic child where she learned the different ways people view the world and the importance of finding a team of people to support and care for you.

From there she went to University, graduating with a Political Science degree and rooted herself in the "9-5" lifestyle. That could only last so long as her innate entrepreneurial spirit (and obsession with business) sprang up and she was accepted into a provincial-run program for small business owners.

After learning that the original business she was running wasn't for her - but the marketing side was - she started her social media consulting agency and continues to work with clients in this capacity to this day.

In 2014, Megan moved to Silicon Valley, landing in San Jose, California, following the calling to immerse herself in technology and start-up culture. She was recruited to a team within eBay to launch a local buying and selling app.

Megan helped the team hit the massive milestone of over 1 Million app downloads in under 6-months. With that startup experience and dream realized, Megan took a break and traveled to South Africa and Indonesia, spending a cumulative of 4+ months off-grid.

The profound shifts that occurred during this travel led Megan to study different healing modalities that she continues to hone and incorporates into her work.

Currently, Megan is an instructor for LinkedIn Learning - an online education school - and has over 13 courses in the library. Most recently (as you may know) she lives in Invermere and owns the Mountain Hub - a coworking space with the heart-centered goal of supporting any and all that walk through its doors.

Attend one of Megan's courses

Lunch & Learn - Business Systems 101

Tuesday, September 3rd from 12pm-1pm
Free for members / $20 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2134542573505858

Small Business Booster Prep Course - Getting Your Business Set-up Online
September 6th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2315106065405924/

Small Business Booster - Week 1: Getting Your Business Set-up Online
October 5th & 6th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy


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Samantha Gernhart

Marketing Specialist, Clarity Marketing and Designs

Samantha is a marketing professional who loves to teach and empower small business owners and entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level. Samantha now leads the marketing team at Copperpoint Resort in Invermere, BC.

Prior to that Samantha has run her own marketing and design consulting company for over 13 years, working with such brands as Surrey School Board, BC Youth Week, City of Burnaby, Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, WestCoast Families Magazine, UrbanBaby & Toddler Magazine, BC Library Association, MS Society of Canada – BC Division and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

In addition to her entrepreneurial spirit and love of small business, Samantha is a recognized member of the community and was a finalist for the Surrey Women in Business Awards, 2013, nominee for the Influential Women in Business Award in the Kootenays, 2018 and nominee for the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, 2018.

Attend one of Samantha's courses


Small Business Booster Prep Course - Website Development
September 12th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/382324615817159

Small Business Booster Prep Course - Social Media Marketing
September 17th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2813223008692808/

Small Business Booster Prep Course - Email Marketing
September 19th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/554202882038638/

Small Business Booster - Week 2: Website Development & Maintenance
October 15th & 16th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy

Small Business Booster - Week 3: Social Media Marketing & Strategy
October 22nd & 23rd from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy

Small Business Booster - Week 4: Email Marketing & Strategy
October 29th & 30th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy


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Kyla Lam

Chartered Professional Accountant, Aspire Accounting

Kyla Lam is an accountant passionate about supporting financial literacy in small businesses and charities. Being a small business owner herself, Kyla knows where the most value can be added to a small business by way of consultation and solid accounting and bookkeeping advice.

Kyla grew up in rural northern British Columbia, completing double degrees in environmental science and business from the University of Alberta. She completed the Chartered Accountant designation in 2009.

Kyla owns her own accounting practice in Invermere providing audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to her clients. She also instructs part time at College of the Rockies and was a facilitator with the CPA School of Business (formerly the CA School of Business) for six years.

Kyla’s work experience includes both public practice and industry giving her a breadth of knowledge in practical accounting matters and proficiency with many accounting-related software programs.

She also owns and operates a successful small business, is a Financial Literacy volunteer with CPA Canada and Treasurer for the Columbia Valley Community Foundation.

Attend one of Kyla's courses


Small Business Booster Prep Course - Accounting for Small Business
September 24th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2315106065405924/

Small Business Booster - Week 5: Accounting for Small Business
November 5th & 6th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy

 

Announcing the Mountain Hub Academy!

 
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We are super excited to announce the Mountain Hub Academy, an educational component of the Mountain Hub with both in-person and online courses!

Last Fall I was looking for a creative and helpful way to bring people into the Mountain Hub that complimented our coworking space. I came up with weekly Lunch and Learns on various marketing topics. These ran every Tuesday and were a huge hit!

I began to hear from people that they wanted more opportunities to learn different ways to support their marketing and sales activities in their small businesses.

Lucky for all of us, this is in my wheelhouse!

Having run a small business that helps business owners learn how to market their business online...I knew I was uniquely qualified. Throw in over three years of creating online courses for the LinkedIn Learning education platform I could see a plan forming.

Plus a couple of months ago we sent out a survey asking people what they wanted MORE of at the Hub. And you guessed it, the answer loud and clear was...more courses!

That was it. The Mountain Hub Academy was created.

Jason and I have been working diligently behind the scenes to create our first course for the Mountain Hub Academy, and we are so proud to reveal ...

Small Business Booster Course


Spend 5-weeks learning how to take your business to the next level starting October 2019.

This activity-driven course provides a 360-degree view of your business by teaching you how to set-up your online business systems, the next steps for creating and updating your business website, how to leverage social media and email marketing to build your online presence, and how to pull it all together with keeping your books up to date.


Takeaways:

  • A solid understanding of how to set-up your business systems, like email addresses, domains, G-Suite, and online payment processing tools.

  • Best practices for your business website, including how to keep it updated, creating a blog, search engine optimization, and ways (and when) to work with a designer.

  • How to develop a social media strategy and properly execute the plan.

  • How to add email to your marketing strategy with initiatives like newsletters, list building and creating valuable content for your subscribers.

  • How to accurately keep your accounting and bookkeeping up to date, when to work with an accountant, the best tools for tracking cash flow, and more!


What Will Be Covered:

Week 1: Getting your Business Set-up Online
Dates: Tuesday, October 8th & Wednesday, October 9th from 6pm - 9pm.

Week 2: Website Development & Maintenance
Dates: Tuesday, October 15th & Wednesday, October 16th from 6pm - 9pm.

Week 3: Social Media Marketing & Strategy
Dates: Tuesday, October 22nd & Wednesday, October 23rd from 6pm - 9pm.

Week 4: How to add Email Marketing
Dates: Tuesday, October 29th & Wednesday, October 30th from 6pm - 9pm.

Week 5: Accounting for Small Business
Dates: Tuesday, November 5th & Wednesday, November 6th from 6pm - 9pm.

Pricing:

  • Full Course Price: $895

  • Individual Modules: $199

Special Pricing:

  • Mountain Hub Members full course price: $795

  • Mountain Hub Member individual module price: $179

  • Early Bird lasts until August 30, 2019: $795


The Small Business Booster is the first of many courses on the way and we couldn't be more excited!

Read more about the Mountain Hub Academy, it's amazing instructors and register for the upcoming Small Business Booster here: https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy

And of course, if you have any questions or comments, reply to this email and let us know, we will respond right away!

Here's to a new chapter for the Hub, and for your business...

Boost your business skills - $100 off!

 
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Boost your business & marketing skills with our 5-week Small Business Booster course - $100 off!

You run a small business (or want to) and are so ready to take it to the next level. We're talking: more clients, more sales, more balance.

Mountain Hub Academy's newest course, Small Business Booster, is the hands-on support you have been waiting for! You will learn how to put all the marketing pieces together (think website, social media and email) while running your business efficiently.

The Small Business Booster course starts October 8, 2019 and runs every Tuesday and Wednesday for 5-weeks. That's a total of 30 hours of hands-on business and marketing strategy!

We've extended our Early Bird Special...save $100 now until August 30th!

This 5-week course grows your skills in:

  • Creating systems for your business

  • Website maintenance

  • Social media marketing

  • Email marketing

  • Managing finances

You'll join an amazing group of entrepreneurs and small business owners ready to take it to the next level - making it even easier to get the support and encouragement you need.

Feel confident marketing and running your business. Grab this offer before it ends August 30th! Register and learn more here: https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy.

Get the Small Business Booster course paid for!

 
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Need help paying for the Small Business Booster course?

We created the Small Business Booster course to help the amazing individuals and business owners we know boost their business and marketing skills - taking their business (projects, employment, etc.) to the next level!


Funding Quick References:


If you are an employee wishing to build your skills, talk to your employer.

They may already have budget allocated for employee training. This course will absolutely help you in your current role if you work with the following:

  • Manage/update the corporate website

  • Post on any (or all!) social media channels

  • Send our email newsletter of any kind

  • Balance the books, work in Quickbooks, do any kind of expense reporting


This course also qualifies for the B.C Employer Training Grant.

Employers are eligible to receive up to $300,000 per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). All costs are to be paid for in full by the employer.


Another option to consider is the Columbia Basin Trust Training Fee Support program. 

The CBT program provides up to $800 toward tuition for a short-term course that will help you secure immediate employment.

You may apply if you are a Basin resident who is:

  • unemployed;

  • underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week)

  • or currently employed working more than 20 hours per week earning a wage that is not meeting your basic financial needs.


If you are First Nations, Aboriginal, or Métis there are employment/training funding options available. Get in touch with us and we'll connect you with our contacts.

We are super excited about working with YOU to boost your business and marketing skills and have some amazing instructors, curriculum and learnin' in store for you!

If you have ANY questions, send an email to megan@mountainhub.ca!

P.S: Don't forget that our Early Bird Special of $100 ends August 30th!

P.P.S: If none of the options in this email seem to work for you, we can absolutely put together a payment plan. Get in touch to work something out :)


Small Business Booster

Boost your business & marketing skills with our 5-week course.

The Small Business Booster is the hands-on support you have been waiting for!

You will learn how to put all the marketing pieces together (think website, social media, and email) while running your business efficiently.


Feel confident in your marketing and business skills!