EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS | NETWORKING | EXHIBITS
Build. Grow. Thrive. – Tri-Cities
Small Business BC and Envision Financial have partnered to deliver Build. Grow. Thrive. a FREE day of education in the rapidly growing Tri-Cities business hub. Across several educational workshops, entrepreneurs will learn the foundational skills they need to launch a successful business, delivered by expert industry professionals. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and benefit from educational exhibits. Don’t miss out on this essential small business education opportunity! Join us on September 25, 2019 at The Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam to discover the resources and programs available to help build and maintain a strong and resilient small business.
What You’ll Get:
Practical Insights from Industry Experts
Our speakers have been there and done that. They’re ready to share insights they’ve gained from a lifetime of entrepreneurial experiences.
Invaluable Networking Opportunities
Meet and mingle with several hundred locally based entrepreneurs. Build valuable face-to-face connections that will help your business. Just don’t forget to pack your business cards!
British Columbia’s Leading Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs
Between Small Business BC’s educational resources and Envision Financial’s best-in-class business banking services you’ll leave informed and ready to start a successful business or take your existing business to the next level.
Topics Covered on the Day:
Early Stage Financing
Looking to secure the finance you need to start a small business? While entrepreneurs and their ideas come in all shapes and sizes, the one common issue they must address is how to finance their start-up venture. Join a representative of Envision Financial and discover the financial resources available to start and grow a business to maturity.
How to Pitch Your Business
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.
How to Achieve Sustained Organic Growth
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
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
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!
To all our attendees at Build. Grow. Thrive. Coquitlam, thank you! The energy and enthusiasm on the day was amazing to see and we look forward to announcing details of our next Build. Grow. Thrive. event early in the new year.