The BDC (Business Development Centre) was excited to host a 2-part webinar series where local retailers and tech experts had a roundtable discussion to inspire and educate you, a local retailer in South Georgian Bay, on how to make your online store a retail success story!

Part 1- Tuesday May 5th
Retail Success Stories in South Georgian Bay

Local online retailers shared their marketing secrets in a webinar roundtable discussion. They discussed their successes and pitfalls as they took their brick and mortar business to a store online. Learn about the backend system they chose to use to support their business and why it works for them.

Roundtable experts include:
Jeff Weersink – Minds Alive
Cheryl McMenemy – Collingwood Olive Oil
Katherine Maxwell – Blue Mountain Tea Company
Guy Laporte- Collingwood Flowers and Decor
Alix Haddy- Good Grief Coffee Roasters

This webinar was moderated by the Manager of the Small Business Enterprise Centre in Collingwood, Tim Newton.

Watch the webinar for Part 1 here:

Part 2- (Tuesday May 12) –

Tools & Tech For Making Your Online Store A Local Success Story

Every business has its own technologies and systems that define their success. Ensuring your online store integrates with your inventory, POS and marketing platforms is critical to efficient and effective operations. This session had experts from a variety of technology platforms sharing their benefits and unique features, including perspectives on Shopify, Lightspeed, Collingwood Commons and others.

Ben Frisch from the local Digital Service Squad was the moderator and provide additional tools, tricks and tips.

Watch the webinar for Part 2 here: