Small Business BC, alongside our partners Envision Financial, is pleased to announce we’re hitting the road again this September. You’re invited to join us on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at The Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam for Build. Grow. Thrive. a day of education that connects entrepreneurs with the province’s leading tools and resources. Attendees can expect exhibits, panel discussions featuring entrepreneurial experts, and a host of networking opportunities.
Topics covered on the day include:
Build. Grow. Thrive. Agenda
Accessing Capital to Help You Grow – Presented by Envision Financial
Financing beyond the early stages of business can prove to be difficult. There are a lot of factors that can help you prepare and decide on what options are right for your current structure and trajectory. In this segment, you’ll hear from Envision Financial on how to navigate the road to getting the resources you need to build out your business into its maturity.
Pitch Perfect: Craft Your Startup Pitch to Success – Presented by Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC
How’s your business pitch? Even if you’ve built the next big thing, your ability to sell it to the world is going to be key. Join Small Business BC’s Dylan Hrycyshen and learn how to pitch your business in front of prospective lenders, investors, partners and friends.
Growing Your Business – From the Inside, Out – Panel with Jason Wong, Co-Founder YVR Prep & Beta Collective; Lucy Gregory, Founder & Creative Director, Salt Design Co.; and Shelley Wallace, Owner, Hagensborg Chocolates Inc. & Truffle Pig Chocolate.
What does business growth mean to your business? In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from successful local entrepreneurs on their individual experiences of growth, from planning to goal setting and adjusting for change along the way. Learn valuable tips and approaches from those who have gone down the path already and discover shortcuts for the road ahead.
Insurance for Your Business 101 – Presented by Envision Financial
With all the time, money and effort you’ve invested in starting and building your business, it’s vital to put a plan in place to protect it. Envision Financial will take you through the ways to assess your needs and select the right products to cover your exposure as you continue to grow and thrive.
Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Small Business – Presented by Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing
Social media isn’t just “nice to have” for your business. It should be considered an essential element of your marketing mix. Learn from Out-Smart Marketing’s Mhairi Petrovic about how to connect with people through social media and ultimately lead them naturally towards becoming your customer. Building a community around your business is proven to also build sales!
If you’re within the areas of the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley and own a small business, or are looking to start one, don’t miss out on this full-day event. Can’t make the whole day? No problem! Simply pop in for the sessions you’re interested in.