Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop


September 24, 2020


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Presented by Small Business BC

Four Weekly Sessions (Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, and Oct 15, 2020) from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price: $399




Businesses across Canada are coming to terms with a vastly changed landscape. In many aspects, the old way of doing things has been discarded, and the transition to the “new normal” is filled with many challenges. The key to succeeding in these times is to be prepared, know the obstacles you’re likely to face, and set goals that will enable you to move forward.

With so many strategic decisions to be made, our Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop will help participants adjust by dedicating time to set goals, provide tools to develop targeted goals, recognize obstacles and define action plans.

Setting Goals

Goal setting offers a powerful and proven pathway to achieving business success. Utilizing the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely), and other goal setting principles, entrepreneurs can set goals and devise an action plan to achieve those goals. Small Business BC’s Goal Setting Workshop is a four-week, interactive Zoom workshop where participants will take the time to define goals and action plans, as well as developing the skills necessary to effectively prioritize professional goals in a supporting and inspiring environment.

Each weekly session is two hours, with assigned homework each week. Participants will also be offered 30-minute post-class Zoom individual group meetings with Laura on the day after each weekly session. This allows an opportunity to prepare for the next week’s class and check in on progress.


Hosted by Small Business BC’s Business Planning and International Trade Advisor, Laura Aveledo, the cohort of maximum eight attendees will work together to define impactful goals for their business using a variety of goal setting tools, lean on each other for inspiration and celebrate milestones together.


  • Dedicated time to evaluate your needs to move forward in business while rebuilding for resiliency
  • Develop three key goals with requirements, milestones and accountability
  • Align goals with business strategy for the “new normal” and help you move from obstacles to action
  • Workbook with tools and worksheets to support future goal setting and tracking
  • Learn the proven theories behind goal setting
  • Meet other entrepreneurs with similar objectives and receive goal inspiration and support
  • Methods to define a realistic time-frame and action plans for achieving your goals


Laura AveledoLaura Aveledo

This workshop is hosted live on Zoom over a four-week period and will consist of a maximum of eight attendees.

Bonus: Upon completion of all four weeks, workshop attendees will receive a private one-hour strategic business consultation with an SBBC Advisor (value $99+ GST) redeemable for up to three months after the workshop.

Note: to help enrich your workshop experience, we will be asking you to provide us with some background information on your business and what you are hoping to get out of the workshop, in the check-out page.

At Small Business BC, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. As a result, we continue to deliver all our services online, or over the phone until further notice. View our resources for getting Back to Business, or connect directly with a business advisor through our COVID-19 Support Service.

Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.



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