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What's Happening at Common Ground

What's Happening? February 2018

Events at Common Ground 

February 2 - April 27 - Metro Business Opportunities: Starting a Business, Looking to Expand? (Harvey Rd.) 

Whether you plan to start or expand a business, there are always questions. These sessions will cover topics such as preparing a business plan, and what assistance is available. These sessions are free of charge and strictly confidential. Look forward to seeing you there! Spaces are limited. Register today.

February 7 - Legal Contracts for Visual Artists - Round Table Session  (Neal Building) 

Presented by Business & Arts NL Following the success of the Legal Roundtable for Visual Artists this past fall, we welcome back Lindsey Wareham, this time to lead a small group of participants through contract law as it applies to visual arts. The direction of this class will be determined in part by the questions submitted in advance by registrants. The format for this session will include an overview of the advance readings, a review of sample engagement agreements for visual artists, and an open question period. Preregistration required. 

February 21 - Legal Clinic for Artists (Neal Building)

Presented by Business & Arts NL - Have an arts-related legal question? Get free, one-on-one legal consultation with a lawyer! Artists and cultural workers of all disciplines are invited to participate. Registration: In order for us to match you with a lawyer, you will need to submit a Request for Consultation outlining your legal query. This will allow us to identify and connect you with a lawyer practicing in the appropriate area of law. If the lawyer believes your query is a good fit and agrees to offer you consultation, this will also provide them with an opportunity to consider your question in advance of meeting with you.

Community Events

January 31 - Hacking Health Block Chain Cafe 

Blockchain is getting lots of hype recently for its use in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. It is a decentralized, distributed, public ledger that records transactions between parties in a verifiable, secure, and permanent manner. How can we apply blockchain technology to solve problems in healthcare? And why might Newfoundland and Labrador be an ideal test bed for such new ideas?

February 1 - MCE Speed Networking for Entrepreneurs

Are you looking for an opportunity to be directly involved in the St. John’s startup scene? Or are you looking to share an entrepreneurial opportunity/business idea? Join this networking event to connect with people from the local startup scene who are looking for co-founders, entrepreneurs, volunteers, and future staff members. 

February 6 - NEIA Workshop Offshore Wind Energy Markets Supply Chain

NEIA and Marine Renewables Canada are pleased to present an educational workshop on the offshore wind industry, featuring international experts on topics relating to potential energy markets for electricity generated in Canada, and the opportunities for diversification of the offshore oil and gas industry based on experiences in Norway and Scotland. Hosted by Erin Stapleton, NEIA Board Member and Director of Stapleton Environmental Consulting, the morning workshop features:

February 7 - NLOWE What's My Price? 

A workshop to help you to use the pricing equation to determine your unique pricing model.

February 8 - St. John's Board of Trade Business Development Summit

The St. John's Board of Trade's Annual Conference, Tradeshow and AGM is anything but business as usual. Get ready to Thrive in 2018 and beyond.

February 15 - March 22 - YSPARK Business Planning Program

Y-Spark is a newly launched program designed to help entrepreneurs develop ideas, assess opportunities, and create small businesses. (Cost - $125 + hst)  

February 15- NLOWE The Emotion of Money 

Learn to identify your limitations with money to determine what can change now, identify limiting beliefs and explore opportunities to recalibrate the energy of money in your life. 

February 21 - NLOWE The Resilient Entrepreneur

Learning stress management skills to stay resilient in the face of challenges and lead your business to success. 

February 27 - FreeForm Events #Adulting: Exercise Planning

The first #Adulting Session of 2018 will help you to plan your exercising strategy.