October has flown by in no time at all! On top of the beautiful warm sunshine we’ve had in BC and a snowy fall in Alberta, we’ve been busy with a number of small-business oriented events and presentations. Here’s what we’ve been up to this month:
Small Business BC Best Innovation Award Nomination
Every year, Small Business BC (SBBC) hosts an awards ceremony recognizing the outstanding achievements and contributions of BC’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Members of the community are given the opportunity to nominate and vote for businesses whom they feel have made a positive impact to either the local community or the global economy. The Top 10 businesses for each category will go straight to the Semi-Finals, before pitching their business to a panel of judges in the Top 5 Finals.
This year, we were nominated for SBBC’s Best Innovation award, an award that recognizes the development and utilization of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of small businesses. As a 100% cloud-based firm, Enkel has focused on the use of technology to streamline the financial processes of small businesses throughout Canada. With a technology team dedicated to the research, implementation, and customization of applications, advanced and innovative technology is a fundamental part of Enkel’s business model. We are proud to have been recognized for this award, and hope that you can help us get to the Top 10 Best Innovation Award Semi-Finals!!
‘Bookkeeping Fundamentals for Small Business’ Workshop with ATB, Chata.ai & Dryrun
Earlier this October, we held a ‘Bookkeeping Fundamentals for Small Businesses’ event with our friends at Chata.ai & Dryrun, hosted in collaboration with the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Edmonton. A huge thank you to the ATB Entrepreneur Centre team for hosting us at their Edmonton HQ, as well as the great participants that came out to meet us for the afternoon.
During this 3 hour event, our Enkel controller, Andrea Mitchell, conducted an in-depth QuickBooks Online (QBO) training session, teaching participants how to set up a chart of accounts, as well as how to use the core features and functionalities of QBO. If you missed out on this round of our ‘Bookkeeping Fundamentals for Small Businesses’ event, we’ll be conducting another round of ‘Bookkeeping Fundamentals for Small Businesses’ event on 26 February 2019 at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary. Be sure to sign up for the event to save your spot!
‘Year End Reporting Requirements for Non-Profits’ Webinar with Keela
Last month, we joined the Keela team at Vantage Point’s 4th annual BOSS conference, bringing together over 250 non-profit directors, board members, emerging leaders and volunteers for a day of learning and networking. With so many questions surrounding how to simplify the financial processes for non-profits, we decided to co-host a webinar with Keela to discuss the year-end reporting requirements that stakeholders need to be aware of.
During the webinar, Phil Manzano from Keela and our Enkel controller, Andrea Mitchell, discussed the must-haves for non-profit year-end reporting, tools that can make your year-end bookkeeping process more efficient, and how organizations can create meaningful reports for their board of directors. If you missed out on our webinar, fear not! You can learn more about what we discussed through our recap article.
Enkel Team Dress Up
In the spirit of Halloween, we decided to hold a lunchtime costume contest and it was a memorable team bonding experience!
We are always on the lookout for great people to join our team – we promise it’s usually a lot less scary around here! If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our Careers Page to view a list of our current job openings.
At Enkel, we specialize in bookkeeping services for Canadian small-medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations! We utilize cloud-based technology and our team of professional accountants and bookkeepers to streamline our bookkeeping process, allowing our clients to focus on growing their business. Whether your organization is located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, or Toronto, we’ve got your bookkeeping needs covered! Contact us today to learn more.