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Small Business BC Award Alumni Panel – How Participating in an Awards Program Can Help You Grow

How Your Small Business Can Win Big

Course Description

Considering nominating your business (or a business you love) in the upcoming Small Business BC Awards? Whether you’re looking to boost your publicity, increase your credibility, or improve your marketing, our annual awards offer an unrivalled platform to achieve your goals.

Join us Thursday, February 18th for our Small Business BC Award Alumni Panel – How Participating in an Awards Program Can Help You Grow a fast-paced and informative panel discussion featuring SBBC Awards alumni. You’ll hear about their SBBC Awards journey, learn their tips for pitching to our panel of industry expert judges, and discover how they used the Awards as a springboard for growth.

Panelists Include:

Annett Rozek, Chief Scientific Officer, Terramera (Winner, Best Innovation 2017)

Terramera is a global agtech leader fusing science, nature and artificial intelligence to transform how food is grown and the economics of agriculture in the next decade. With their revolutionary Actigate™ technology platform, they are committed to reducing the global synthetic pesticide load by 80% by 2030 to protect plant and human health and ensure an earth that thrives and provides for everyone. Founded in 2010, they headquartered in Vancouver.

Max Rivest, Co-Founder and CEO, Wize Coffee Leaf (Winner, Best International Trade 2017)

Co-founded in 2013 by Max Rivest and Arnaud Petitvallet, Wize Coffee Leaf creates “tea” using the the leaf of the coffee plant, which is typically discarded by coffee farmers, who only harvest the coffee cherry or bean. In the eight years since, Wize Coffee Leaf has carved out a growing niche, offering consumers a healthier more sustainable option that still delivers on flavour and affordability. Their products, which were first sold at Greens on W Broadway in Vancouver, are now available in retail stores across North America, including Whole Foods.

Frances Riley and Richard Haley, Co-Founders, The Argosy (Winner, Best Marketer 2017)

The Argosy opened its doors in the summer of 2013, and is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Frances Riley and Richard Haley. They personally choose every item brought into the store and are proud to make the Argosy a source for everything funky, vintage, and unique!

Read our recent profile of The Argosy.

Moderator: Karley Cunningham, Big Bold Brand.

Karley Cunningham is the Founder, Creative Strategiest and Growth Accelerator at Big, Bold Brand. In a career that’s spanned over 20 years, she’s written for well-respected publications and is a sought-after speaker and mentor for several national and international business organization.

What Will I Learn?

  • Tips for pitching to our panel of judges

  • How awards competitions raised the profile of their business

  • Hear our panelists entrepreneurial journey

  • How to use the Awards for the benefit of your business

  • Tips for engaging your community to vote

  • The credibility that comes from winning

Session Date & Time
February 18 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Language: English

No other upcoming sessions are available. Please contact us if you are interested in other dates.

  • Price: Free
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