Your essential guide to SK networking events this March

This March, we’ll see you at these 16 Saskatchewan business events, conventions, trade shows, and small business workshops.

Mar
1

A Recipe for Success - How to Grow Your Small Business

Join us for a fun night of learning how to start and grow your business.

  • Who should attend: Small business owners
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $65
  • Hosted by Candice Munro, owner & designer behind Buttercream Clothing, who has years of business experience and lots of knowledge to share with new start-ups
  • Learn tips for starting a new business, social media, brand recognition, photo styling, goal setting, and more
  • Refreshments and swag will be provided
Mar
2

Sweet Success: Taking Your Business to the Next Level and Avoiding Burnout

This workshop teaches you how to take your business to the next level and avoid burnout.

  • Who should attend: People who have a small or medium-sized business that is beyond the startup phase, although any business is welcome to join.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $65
  • Learn how to grow your already-established business through social media, networking, and more
  • Get tips on avoiding burnout and how to manage everyday stresses in your business
  • Tickets include an afternoon of learning, refreshments, and a swag bag brought to you by local vendors valued at $40
Mar
6

Chamber on Tap

Join Saskatoon’s business community and the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for a pint-sized chat.

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon business leaders, entrepreneurs, and future entrepreneurs
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free
  • Entrepreneur insights from local business leaders on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Friendly networking event that’s free for Chamber of Commerce members
  • Guest speaker: Spencer Nikkel, Driverseat
Mar
6

Toastmasters - Open House

Is it time to face your fear of public speaking? Now’s your chance.

  • Who should attend: Anyone who wants to improve their communication.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free
  • Learn how to improve your presentation and leadership skills
  • Newcomers welcome. Bring a friend or colleague.
  • Toastmasters meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Mar
6 - 10

Matchstick: Business Planning Series

Your business plan is a critical tool for outlining the strategy and developing the tactics to manage your business. This plan identifies your business concept, organizes the information derived from your research, and explains how you will start and operate your business. Facilitated by Richard Missens, First Nations University of Canada.

  • Who should attend: This workshop is open to all Indigenous women, regardless of Status.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Topic highlights:

  • What does it take to be an entrepreneur?
  • Designing a solid business model
  • Market analysis and the marketing plan
  • Your operations plan
  • Financial analysis and planning
Mar
7

AgInnovation Investment Forum

The Saskatchewan Capital Network (SCN) and Economic Development Regina (EDR) have partnered with local innovation organizations to connect investors with entrepreneurs to discuss investing in agri-value and agri-tech sectors. This event is a unique combination of early-stage companies, the investment community, and supporting organizations.

  • Who should attend: Agricultural professionals, early stage agri-businesses (i.e. agri-value and ag-tech), angel investors, and private investment firms
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $80
  • Learn about investment trends in Ag
  • Hear from experienced investors and entrepreneurs
  • Connect with potential investment opportunities with SK companies
  • Support local success stories
Mar
11 - 14

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention

Each year, 2,000 SARM members gather to vote on and debate resolutions, participate in dialogue sessions with Ministers and the Provincial Cabinet, and attend educational workshops.

  • Who should attend: Though open to anyone, most guests include reeves, councillors and administrators of SARM’s member RMs (rural municipalities)
  • Where: Prairieland Park, Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free
Mar
7 - 19

Start at Square One

Do you have a business idea, but don’t know where to start? Come to the ‘Start at Square One: A Guide to Launching a Small Business Seminar.’

  • Who should attend: Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Where: Regina & Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Event Dates:

  • March 7 (Regina and Saskatoon)
  • March 19 (Saskatoon)

These 1-hour seminars will cover:

  • Idea cultivation and market research
  • Developing a business plan
  • Business structure and registration
  • Licenses and permits
  • Tax regulations
Mar
14

PA@5

PA@5 is a living room conversation and networking event on the second Thursday of each month.

  • Who should attend: Prince Albert business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs
  • Where: Prince Albert
  • Admission: Free
  • Meet and mingle with the amazing people from Prince Albert and ask them how they got to where they are today
  • This event is meant to help business people connect, inspire, and educate each other
  • Appetizers sponsored by Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club
Mar
14

Shaken with a Twist

Free business networking event on the second Thursday of every month, hosted by The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and WESK (Women Entrepreneurs Saskatchewan).

  • Who should attend: Business leaders and inspirational women in our community.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free
  • Connect with like-minded peers
  • Q&A with a local entrepreneur
  • Prizes, appetizers, wine courtesy Peller Estates
Mar
16

Saskatoon Babes Who Brunch

A Saturday-morning networking session with business leaders whose intention is to grow, connect with one another, and become comfortable in the uncomfortable. The brunch slogan: “There’s nothing more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon business women
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $45-$55
  • Come for raw conversation with amazing women, delicious brunch eats and sips, and to hear impactful insights, experiences, and takeaways from an incredible lady boss
  • Guest speaker: local boss babe Janalyn Mehler, owner of the eco-conscious Soul Salons. Come hear Janalyn’s story, and why going into business for yourself is as much an education as it is an adventure.
  • Don’t be shy...attending solo is encouraged
  • Tickets: $45 for members and $55 for non-members, which includes a two-course brunch, coffee, and a curated gift bag
Mar
19

Uncorked

Hosted by WESK (Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, this upscale networking event will inspire you with storytelling and casual couch conversation.

  • Who should attend: Regina entrepreneurs, professionals, and business leaders
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: Free
  • Guest host Lisa Peters asks some of the boldest businesswomen and leaders of the community the most unpredictable and unfiltered questions about business, life, and community.
  • Special guest: Dr. Gina Grandy, Dean of the Paul J. Hill School of Business & Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business
  • Bring your friends, invite your co-workers, mingle with SK business leaders
  • Free to attend, no RSVP necessary
Mar
20

22ND ANNUAL NSBA BUSINESS BUILDER AWARDS

Come celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 600 Saskatoon business leaders at our annual gala awards ceremony, the 2019 NSBA Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien.

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon business leaders
  • Where: Prairieland Park, Saskatoon
  • Admission: $130 for members; $175 non-members
  • This year’s theme is ‘Persevering to Possibilities’
  • 13 distinguished awards are presented in a variety of categories
  • This gala is affordable, fast-paced, and a tremendous networking opportunity
  • Cocktails 5 p.m., Banquet 6:30 p.m.
Mar
20

Saskatoon Job Fair

Twice a year, the Saskatoon Job Fair connects recruiters and hiring companies with job seekers from the Saskatoon area and all across Saskatchewan. Free admission for job seekers

  • Who should attend: Recruiters, HR professionals, and job seekers such as professional adults, newcomers, temporary/permanent foreign workers, skilled workers, landed immigrants and local & international students
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free to job seekers; $285-$995 for an employer exhibitor booth
  • By meeting face-to-face with hiring companies, you’ll stand out in a way that you may not on your resume
  • A full list of exhibitors will be posted one week before the Job Fair
Mar
29

Ideas on Tap @Vendasta

Ideas on Tap is Saskatoon’s must-attend monthly speaking and networking event. Come for great speakers, food, drink, networking, and learning.

  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, small business owners,‘Silicon Prairie’ software professionals or anyone curious about what Vendasta is all about.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free
  • A mixture of themed talks, networking, learning, and “foosball insanity”
  • Thought leaders and experts from the community come together to share their insights, advice, and expertise
  • Kick back with a cold one and enjoy the scene


There you are, so many opportunities to build your business, network with peers and mentors, and grow your empire. Let us know if we can help connect your business to your community, Saskatchewan customers, and the world.

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