October 15th to 19th is small business week in Ontario; a time to celebrate entrepreneurship, small business and start-ups!
A number of conferences, events and seminars will be taking place throughout Cornwall, S.D. & G. and Akwesasne to give you the opportunity to learn about small business in your community and network with business owners.
Bridges to Better Business
October 17, 2012
The Gathering House, Chesterville, Ontario
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Bridges to Better Business is a half day conference that will provide an opportunity for you to network with other business owners and economic development professionals from the region. Keynote speaker Christina Flavell is a marketing communications professional with over 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing, branding and corporate training. You won’t want to miss her invigorating keynote presentation on Quality Branding!
Sessions on Marketing- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Funding Agencies will also provide you with helpful information to take home and implement in your business.
For additional information on Bridges to Better Business, please visit the CBEC website.
A second Bridges to Better Business session will be held in Williamstown on October 24, 2012.
October 17, 2012
Ramada Inn, Cornwall, Ontario
7:30 AM-9:00 AM
Join the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, the SD&G Community Futures Development Corporation and the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce for breakfast once a month to take a break, connect with other entrepreneurs and small business owners, share & learn from our guest speaker.
October’s Breakfast Connections will focus on discovering the power of your story and how to connect with your consumer on an emotional level. Speaker Dennis Carr Jr. will help you understand that the benefits of emotional buying are crucial to the success of your business.
For more information, please visit www.breakfastconnections.ca
North Dundas Business Consultations
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre will be onsite in Winchester to provide free, confidential business consultations (by appointment) to provide you with the information you need to get your business started and to grow it successfully.
This time can be used to:
- Help you through any roadblocks in the planning process
- Discuss your business idea
- Assist you in evaluating your situation
- Assess your strengths and weaknesses
- Identify opportunities
- Map out a strategic plan to help achieve your business goals
To schedule an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bizfest is a multiple day business festival organized by the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce and held each year during Small Business Week in October. It features of events, presentations and social functions all focused to bring the business community together to grow and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.
If you’re in business, like business, work for a business, or even have a great idea for a business, you need to take part in Bizfest; it’s a game-changer.
Bizfest features dynamic presentations and keynote speakers, including Diane Buckner, host of the CBCs Dragon’s Den.
For the complete Bizfest schedule, please visit www.bizfest.ca
These types of events are a great opportunity to learn more about the role businesses play in your community. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, it is also a chance to learn about the community resources available.
Be sure to check out these exciting events and take part in 2012 Small Business Week!