EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS | NETWORKING | EXHIBITS
Small Business BC, in partnership with Envision Financial, is thrilled to announce the return of MyBizDay this spring. These FREE, full-day events connect entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of exhibits, panel discussions featuring entrepreneurial experts, and an eclectic slate of practical workshops.
Registration and Networking – (8:00AM to 09:00AM)
Introduction- (09:00AM to 09:10AM) – Presented by Small Business BC
Opening Remarks (09:10AM to 09:15AM) – Presented by Dave Lanphear, President Envision Financial
Accessing Capital to Help You Grow (09:15AM to 09:45AM + 5 mins for Q&A) – Presented by Avi Kay, Regional Manager of Business Banking, Envision Financial
Early stage financing is one of the biggest pain points entrepreneurs will face in getting their business off the ground. Join the experts from Envision Financial as they explain how you can unlock the financing and support you need to grow into a strong and resilient business.
Set for Success: Foundations to Help You Grow (9:50AM to 10:20AM + 5 mins for Q&A) – Panel with LC Notary Corporation and Futurpreneur
For early stage entrepreneurs, choosing the right business structure is a vitally important decision. Each structure offers its own array of tax incentives, liability coverage and much more. And, just because you start out with one structure, does not mean you cannot change as you grow. This informative panel discussion, moderated by TruShield Insurance, features SBBC Award winning Notary Public Lilian Cazacu and a representative of Futurpreneur discussing the different business structures available to entrepreneurs.
Networking and Refreshment Break – (10:25AM to 10:35AM)
Pitch Perfect (10:35AM to 11:05AM – Presented by Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC
Your business idea might be the Next Big Thing, but you need to get the word out first. Whether you’re telling friends and family, or looking for investment dollars, your startup pitch will be essential to your success. Join Dylan Hrycyshen for this informative session on how to craft the perfect startup pitch.
Lessons Learned on the Road to Success (11:10AM to 11:40AM + 5 mins for Q&A) – Presented by Dana Matheson, C&D Logistics
Get ready to be inspired as you hear from Dana Matheson, Langley’s “Business Person of the Year” and CEO of C&D Logistics on how he achieved success. Learn from his accomplishments and failures, and the knowledge he picked up on the road to success.
Lunch and Networking (11:45AM to 12:15PM)
5 Ways to Think Outside the Box When Marketing Your Business Online (12:15PM to 12:45PM + 5 mins for Q&A) – Presented by Matt Astifan, Web Friendly
Did you know, 94 per cent of customers conduct research online before making a purchase? As part of an overall marketing mix, digital marketing has never been more important. Learn how to convert curious customers online – from creating a website that’s easy to use, to online advertising and engaging on social media. This session is followed by a 15 minute break for networking and refreshments.
Hacks to Automate Your Business and Improve Your Bottom Line (12:50PM to 1:20PM + 5 mins for Q&A) – Panel with Ceridian and Creative Revenue Strategy Group
Entrepreneurs lead busy lives and it’s all to easy to get bogged down in menial day-to-day tasks. As your business grows, it’s important to step back and assess if you are using your time as effectively as you can. Join systems expert Tim Bramwell and a representative of Ceridian as they detail the tools available to help save you time, and enable you to work more effectively at growing your business. This session is followed by a networking and refreshment break.
Networking and Refreshment Break – (1:25PM to 1:35PM)
The Dos and Don’ts of Online Selling (1:35PM to 2:05PM) – Presented by Gabby Dickert, GD Commerce
Every business needs a website. But how do you turn it into a successful eCommerce venture? Learn the importance of choosing the right platform and being accessible on mobile, automating your processes and providing an excellent shopping experience from their first click to their last.
Closing Remarks and Door Prize Giveaway (2:10PM to 2:25PM)
Followed by post event networking.
Secure your spot at this year’s MyBizDay events by visiting the Eventbrite ticket pages:
- Surrey – Surrey City Hall, April 25, 2018
As space at both events is limited, please register early to secure your place. Can’t stay all day? No problem! Just pop in for the sessions you’re interested in.
We look forward to meeting you there!