Celebrate Small Business Month This October

 

Small Business Month celebrates the important contributions entrepreneurs make to their local communities.  With the support of our community partners, small business events will be held throughout the month of October.  There are many amazing events and activities – we encourage you to participate to gain helpful tips for your business, find new ways to improve and grow your business, and network with other small business owners.

 

Here are just some of the great seminars and events happening in October for Small Business Month.  You can find a full list of events on the Small Business Enterprise Centre website or at collingwood.business.

 

Before the Month Kicks Off…

 

Sales @ Sunrise: Setting up an Online Store
Monday September 28th 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Ecommerce – Thinking of setting up an online store?  Learn how to create your own online storefront with the right software, build a catalogue and offer shipping & handling.  Terry Welton, Softext Publishing Inc. will be the guest speaker.
PRE-REGISTRATION required by calling the Collingwood BERN office at (705) 445-7333

 

Immigrant Entrepreneur Networking Sessions 

Simcoe County is hosting an Immigrant Entrepreneur Networking Series to help those who are new to Canada and their communities to connected with other entrepreneurs and resources to help them.  Immigrant entrepreneurs can register online to attend these free networking sessions by visiting the County’s website at http://immigration.simcoe.ca/business, or calling (705) 725-4589.   The three networking sessions are being held on September 30th, October 7th and October 28th.

 

Business In Motion – Thursday, October 1st
How to Succeed from the Demographic Shifts in Southern Georgian Bay
Presenting David Foot.  Best selling author of Boom, Bust & Echo.  World-renowned speaker, Canadian economist and Demographer.

 

When:  Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Time:  11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location:   Historic Gayety Theatre, Collingwood
RSVP:  The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce at info@collingwoodchamber.com
Cost is $30 for the event.  The networking lunch is sold out.

 

Pinterest 101 in Action – Thursday, October 22nd, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Learn how Pinterest can boost your online sales!  With the highest average order value of all social media platforms, marketers and business owners can no longer afford to ignore Pinterest.  Get on board now with this hands-on workshop!

  • Find out the basics – what it is; how people use it; and why you need it
  • Begin immediately to develop your visual marketing strategy for your business
  • Learn how to use your Pinterest content to cross-promote your business on Facebook and Twitter as well
  • Master Pinterest’s interactive tools and community etiquette

Cost is $25.  Click here to register:  Pinterest 101 in Action

PowerUp Your Business Mentorship Program

The PowerUp Your Business Mentorship Program is a new program for existing entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.  Entrepreneurs will hear from expert panelists on key business topics such as financing, marketing and sales, technology, human resources….and more.  Participants will also be able to connect with local mentors who are successful, seasoned business owners in order to obtain valuable advice on growing their business.

PowerUp is a joint initiative of Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, the Town of Collingwood, the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Centre for Business and Economic Development and the Business Enterprise Resource Network. Two information sessions will be held in October.

Contact the Business Enterprise Resource Network for more information at 705-445-7333.

 

Full Calendar of Events

Below is a full listing of all of the events taking place during Small Business Month.  Take part in any or all to grow your business and network with other businesses in the community!

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