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    Join us as we celebrate Small Business Week October 18th - 22nd!                        

    Our Small Business Week Celebrations - October 2021                        




    Small businesses are a reflection of our community. It is small businesses that bring variety and energy, and make our community unique. They provide jobs and support families, and together they are the backbone of our economy.


    This year, the Small Business Centre invites you to be inspired by the stories of local small businesses owners. People with different backgrounds and with distinct origins that are positively impacting our city and enhancing our business environment. 


    Here's How We Celebrated!

    For the past 35 years, the Small Business Centre has been helping small businesses launch, grow and succeed. We work with hundreds of entrepreneurs every year, and during Small Business Week we want to introduce you to some of them!

    Throughout Small Business Week, October 18-22, we will introduce you to businesses who have participated in our main programs. Join us for 4 panel discussions and Q&As to hear about their individual journeys and ask questions. It's your opportunity to be inspired and learn from those who are succeeding at pursuing their passions.

    We invite you to celebrate with the entrepreneurial community and inspire greatness by sharing your business tips, struggles or your success story!
    Connect with other local small businesses on social media with the hashtag #SmallBizLdnOnt

    Check out our featured businesses and our Small Business Week Schedule below!

    Check out our recorded business discussion panels below!

Small Business Week Schedule​

Monday, October 18th, 2021  @ 1 p.m.

Ontario Works Self Employment Program - Discussion Panel

Enjoy a panel discussion with Q & A and be inspired from fellow small business owners. 

Riley Counselling & Therapy

Adam Riley

Half & Half Social

Paula Vergara

Tiny Feet Fertility

Hannah Crawford 

                                                           

View Monday's Businesses
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 @ 1 p.m.

Main Street Retail Program - Discussion Panel

Be inspired and learn from fellow small business owners. 

The Fix Inc. Hair & Beauty Salon

Angel Tsiga

The Tea Lounge

Michelle Pierce Hamilton

Grow & Bloom Co.

Robin Lavery

View Tuesday's Businesses
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021  - @ 2 p.m.

Webinar - Starting A Small Business 

Starting a business and want to make sure you're on track? 

Learn start up steps & resources during this free 90 minute webinar! Topics include ownership types, registration, business services and resources, and so much more.

Let's bring your business to life!

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021  - @ 5 p.m.

Webinar - The Nuts & Bolts of Building a Construction /Trades Business 

Are you someone interested in building/growing/developing a construction/trades business and want to be your own boss?  This one's for you! 

 During this seminar, you will be provided with an overview of the important areas every entrepreneur should consider when starting a construction trades business.  Including understanding taxation and regulations, and creating profitable quotations.

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2021  @ 1 p.m.

Foodpreneur Advantage Program - Discussion Panel

Learn from the experience of other local food business owners. 

Ceylon Select Tea

Dami Rodrigo

Grace Restaurant and Grace Bodega

Angela Murphy

Healthy Eats

Luke Thomas

View Wednesday's Businesses
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 @ 2 p.m.

Webinar - Branding Your Business Better

Are you unsure of how to brand your business? Looking to refresh your existing brand? This webinar will help business owners of all sorts understand how branding works and how it will work for your business.

This webinar will cover branding basics, stimulating sales with the visual elements of branding, how to gather market information and test your branding, harnessing creativity, finding and working with creative people, identifying and communicating to your target audience.
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Thursday, October 21st, 2021 @ 10 a.m.

Webinar - Market Testing Your Food Product

This webinar is for you if you have a food or beverage product that needs to be tested before being released to the market.

In this session, we will be joined by Nicole Haney, former Founder & CEO of Boho Bars. Nicole will guide us through the process of Market Testing your product to ensure you are meeting your customers’ needs while staying true to your company’s vision.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2021 @ 1 p.m. 

Newcomer, Exploring  Entrepreneurship - Discussion Panel

How to navigate in the Canadian culture and build a small business. 

Yerusalem Berhane 

Berhan Immigration and Settlement Services Inc

Olya Loshkin

Professor at Fanshawe College / Workplace Communication, Language and Culture Expert 

Phil Singeris

SBC Business Advisor

View Thursday's Speakers
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Thursday, October 21st, 2021 @ 2 p.m.

Workshop - Business Planning Guide (Session 1)

The Business Planning Guide Workshop is an interactive 4-hour webinar that will serve as guidance in developing a business plan. 

This includes market research, marketing and sales, operations and start-up costs, as well as financials. 

The workshop is split into two sessions (Oct 21st & Oct 28th)

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Connect & Inspire during Small Business Week!

#SmallBizLdnOnt

Share your business tips, struggles or your success story, connect with our small business community on social media with the hashtag #SmallBizLdnOnt

                                                                                                                                

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