The MyBizDay Series presented by Small Business BC and TD Bank Group connects over 2,000 entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of workshops, presentations, panel discussions and exhibits.
This year, the education tour will reach communities in the growing business hubs of the Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
- October 19, 2016 at The Laurel Packing House (1304 Ellis St., Kelowna, BC )
- October 27, 2016 at Prince George Civic Centre (887 Dominion St., Prince George, BC)
- November 1, 2016 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)
- November 9, 2016 at Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas St., Victoria, BC)
These full-day events will take place during the 10th anniversary of Small Business Month in BC, an occasion celebrated each October to recognize the important contributions of small businesses to the economy and our local communities.
This year’s topics include:
Market Research: Find Data That Works for You – Presented by Small Business BC
Learn how to gather information about your current and potential customers, industry trends and competition to help make strategic business decisions.
Financing and Start-Up Money – Presented by TD Bank Group
Financing is often one of the greatest challenges for small businesses. Learn from the experts how to get the right financing and support you need to start-up and grow.
Protecting Your Startup – Presented by TruShield Insurance
Insurance protects you from the financial losses that could stem from these events. For a startup, the financial impact of these events could be even greater than they would be for an established business. The good news is: having the right coverage can help you bounce back.
Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers – Presented by Yellow Pages
Did you know 94 percent of customers conduct research online before making a purchase? Learn how build a solid online presence – from creating a website that’s easy to find on search engines and that will convert more visitors into customers, to advertising properly online and engaging with your customers on social media.
Getting Your Business Ahead in International Trade – Presented by UPS ; (Northern BC – TBD)
Is your business ready to grow? Over the next 15 years, 80% of the world’s economic growth is projected to come from outside of North America and Europe. A new middle class of customers will be ready to purchase your business’ products and services. Gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace with the latest tips and tools on how your business can get ahead in international trade and more.
Introduction to TaxSense for Your Business – Presented by Loren, Nancke & Company, CPAs (Metro Vancouver) ; (Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, and Vancouver Island – TBD)
Small Business Tools and Resources – Presented by Small Business BC
Learn more about the resources, programs and financing available for entrepreneurs locally, regionally and provincially to grow a successful business.
|8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking|
|9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Introduction and Opening Remarks|
|9:15 AM – 9:50 AM: Financing and Start-Up Money – Presented by TD Canada Trust|
|9:50 AM – 10:25 AM: Market Research: Find Data That Works For You – Presented by Small Business BC|
|10:25 AM – 10:40 AM: Networking and Refreshment Break|
|10:40 AM – 11:15 AM: Introduction to TaxSense for Your Business – Presented by Loren, Nancke & Company, CPAs (Metro Vancouver) ; (Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, and Vancouver Island – TBD)|
|11:15 AM – 11:50 PM: Protecting Your Small Business – Presented by TruShield Insurance|
|11:50 PM – 12:50 PM: Lunch Break|
|12:50 PM – 1:25 PM: Getting Your Business Can Get Ahead in International Trade – Presented by UPS ; (Northern BC – TBD)|
|1:25 PM – 2:00 PM: Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers – Presented by Yellow Pages|
|2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Closing Remarks|
|2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Post-Networking|
The public and small business community are encouraged to join the MyBizDay tour stops in Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria for day of networking, discussion and education.
Seating is limited for MyBizDay Conference and Tradeshow education. Register for your tickets in advance to secure your spot.
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