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    Join us as we celebrate Small Business Week October 19th - 23rd!


    Why?

    Small businesses are critical to our economy, and COVID-19 highlighted that in a dramatic way! Small businesses account for 70% of all jobs in Canada, and 55% of small businesses have fewer than 4 employees. They are our neighbours and friends! We can't think of a more appropriate time to celebrate entrepreneurs and say thank you!


    For the past 34 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! Fifteen to be exact!


    Here's How!

    Each day of Small Business Week, October 19-23, we will introduce you to 3 businesses who have participated in our many programs. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A 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!

Small Business Week Schedule

   See what the Small Business Centre has planned for the week!

Monday, October 19th, 2020 -  Check out the recording below!

Scale up! Construction/Trades Sector - Discussion Panel

Caribou Building London Inc.

MATT TAKER

Unfinished Business

RON FUNNELL

Ontario Deck Railing Ltd.

GRACE STELPSTRA

                                                           

These local businesses will be participating in a panel discussion with Q & A. We invite you to be inspired and learn from fellow small business owners. Full profiles and more details coming soon!

View Monday's Businesses
View Monday's Recorded Q&A

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 - Check out the recording below!

Scale up! Food and Beverage Manufacturing - Discussion Panel

 Nuts For Cheese

MARGARET COONS

Booch Organic Kombucha

SHANNON KAMINS

The Fritter Shop

KELVIN VAN RIJN

These local businesses will be participating in a panel discussion with Q & A. We invite you to be inspired and learn from fellow small business owners. Full profiles and more details coming soon!

View Tuesday's Businesses
View Tuesday's Recorded Q&A

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 @ 5:30 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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Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 @  3:00 p.m.

Main Street Retail, Pivot and Scale! - Discussion Panel

Richard's Clothing Ltd.

RICHARD MUSAH

Uber Cool Stuff

KAYLA GIBBENS

Stache Fabrics & Notions

MICHAELANNE HATHAWAY

These local businesses will be participating in a panel discussion with Q & A. We invite you to be inspired and learn from fellow small business owners. Full profiles and more details coming soon!

View Wednesday's Businesses
Open Wednesday's Q&A

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 @ 10:30 a.m.

Webinar - Navigating the Regulatory Compliance for Your Food Business 

Are you in the startup stages of a business in the food industry? This one's for you! 

 Learn how to navigate the various interdepartmental permit and legislation requirements that will affect your business. 

This free webinar will host presenters from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, London Fire Services, City of London Business Team, and the Small Business Centre. You won't want to miss this one!

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

Ontario Works Self Employment Program - Discussion Panel

CarKeysGeeks.com

OSCAR CHERIVI

Meat Boutique

NIC MOYER

Bizee Bodiez Contouring and Weight Loss Studio

ANGELA ELLIS

These local businesses will be participating in a panel discussion with Q & A. We invite you to be inspired and learn from fellow small business owners. Full profiles and more details coming soon!

View Thursday's Businesses
Open Thursday's Q&A

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 

Summer Company Program Featured Businesses

Sayers Heritage Storytellers

THOMAS SAYERS

Allure Bath and Body Bar

ODESSA OLYFVELDT

Buechler Decking & Design

BEN BUECHLER

 We invite you to be inspired and learn from these student entrepreneurs. 
Full profiles and more details coming soon!

View Friday's Businesses

Connect & Inspire During Small Business Week!

#SmallBizLdnOnt

If you would like to share your business tips, struggles or your success story, connect with our entrepreneurial community on social media with the hashtag #SmallBizLdnOnt

                                                                                                                                

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