Press Release

MYBIZDAY BRINGS FREE EDUCATION, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITS TO ENTREPRENEURS IN THOMPSON OKANAGAN

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September 22, 2016
– Vancouver: Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and TD Bank Group will host MyBizDay Thompson Okanagan on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at The Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna, BC.

The MyBizDay Series brings free workshops, exhibits and networking to entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Small Business Month, an occasion celebrated each October to recognize the important contributions of small businesses to the economy and our local communities, MyBizDay Thompson Okanagan will help entrepreneurs discover resources and programs available to help them start-up and grow.

This year’s topics and Presenting Partners include:

  • Market Research Hacks – Presented by Small Business BC
  • Financing and Start-Up Money – Presented by TD Bank Group
  • Protecting Your Small Business – Presented by TruShield Insurance
  • Introduction to TaxSense for Your Business – Presented by Loren, Nancke & Company, CPAs
  • Getting Your Business Ahead in International Trade – Presented by UPS Canada
  • Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers – Presented by Yellow Pages

Other events in the series include:

  • MyBizDay Northern BC
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Prince George Civic Centre in Prince George, BC
  • MyBizDay Metro Vancouver
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC
  • MyBizDay Vancouver Island
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC

The public and small business community is encouraged to join Small Business BC on the MyBizDay Series. For more information or to register for MyBizDay Thompson Okanagan, visit www.sbbc.co/mbdok16.

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“MyBizDay Series events are an excellent forum for entrepreneurs to network and learn about new ways to grow their business. October is Small Business Month in B.C., an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of the small businesses sector to our economy and our communities, and to take advantage of the resources available to entrepreneurs at Small Business BC.” – Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Liquor Distribution, Province of British Columbia

“Small businesses are critical to the economic health of every community in B.C. and we are delighted to partner
with TD Bank Group to help strengthen small business across B.C. The MyBizDay Series events help entrepreneurs learn from successful local business owners and discover the tools and resources paramount to achieving long-term success.” – George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC

“TD’s partnership with Small Business BC strengthens our ongoing commitment to support small businesses every step of the way. From educating to planning, we are dedicated to helping small businesses thrive, and being the official partner of their big dreams.” – Andrew Braun, Senior Manager, Small Business Banking, TD Bank Group

“At Loren, Nancke & Company, we work with entrepreneurs to assist with their tax needs and help make their businesses better. We’re excited to partner with Small Business BC for the MyBizDay Series to give advice that counts and help business owners grow and succeed.” – Candace Nancke, Partner, Loren Nancke & Company, CPAs

“One of the most exciting aspects of our partnership with Small Business BC is getting to take part in MyBizDay. We love getting the chance to talk and work directly with entrepreneurs. It not only gives us the chance to share our expert insurance advice, but also to better understand their business needs.” – Tony O Brien, Executive Vice President, TruShield Insurance

“UPS Canada is proud to support the MyBizDay event as we work with Small Business BC to stimulate entrepreneurship in Western Canada. Together, we will engage business owners and educate them on the opportunities available in international markets.” – Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada

“Yellow Pages is pleased to be a part of this year’s MyBizDay Series. We are looking forward to being part of this
initiative and to educate small businesses across the province on the impact of digital on their successes, and help
them create new opportunities.” – Sonny Magon, Senior Sales Manager, Yellow Pages

“The BC Ministry of Finance is delighted to join the MyBizDay Series this year. We’re looking forward to meeting with entrepreneurs to talk about the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the role it plays in business success. We’ll also answer questions and highlight some important resources for ongoing tax support.” – Aman Nijjar, Acting Executive Director, BC Ministry of Finance

“The BC Innovation Council, an agency of the Province of British Columbia, is pleased to support the MyBizDay Series. Through partnerships with organizations like Small Business BC, programs, services and events – including the #BCTECH Summit, which takes place March 14-15, 2017 – we’re connecting B.C. businesses with resources to grow, tech solutions that will increase their competitiveness and new market opportunities.” – Shirley Vickers, President & CEO, BC Innovation Council

“KelownaNow is thrilled to be partnering with Small Business BC’s MyBizDay.  We believe in small business entrepreneurs having the tools and resources they need to be successful in the market.  Our local entrepreneurs help the economy to thrive and KelownaNow is looking forward to sharing success stories across our digital platforms.” – Rob Cupello, Partner, KelownaNow

Media Contact:
Mark Blendheim
Communications Manager, Small Business BC
Direct: 604-775-5607 | Cell: 604-339-4759
blendheim.mark@smallbusinessbc.ca

About Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there’s a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking “How do I…?” Small Business BC is the one to call.