EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS | NETWORKING | EXHIBITS
SMALL BUSINESS BC'S MYBIZDAY SERIES
This series connects 2,000 entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of educational workshops, networking and exhibits.
This year, the education tour will reach communities in the business hubs of the Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
MYBIZDAY THOMPSON OKANAGAN
Join us on October 19, 2016 at The Laurel Packing House in Kelowna to discover resources and programs available to help start and grow your small business.
Financing and Start-Up Money - Presented by TD Canada Trust
Financing is often one of the greatest challenges for small businesses. Learn from the experts how to get the right financing and support you need to start-up and grow.
Getting Your Business Ahead in International Trade - Presented by UPS
Is your business ready to grow? Over the next 15 years, 80% of the world's economic growth is projected to come from outside of North America and Europe. A new middle class of customers will be ready to purchase your business’ products and services. Gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace with the latest tips and tools on how your business can get ahead in international trade and more.
Accounting and Tax Considerations for Small Business - Presented by KPMG
Part of running your own business is knowing what records to keep for tax time. In this session we'll cover a few main allowable deductions that every self-employed individual should know about.
Protecting Your Small Business - Presented by TruShield Insurance
Insurance protects you from the finanical losses that could stem from these events. For a startup, the financial impact of these events could be even greater than they would be for an established business. The good news is: having the right coverage can help you bounce back.
Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers - Presented by Yellow Pages
Did you know 94 percent of customers conduct research online before making a purchase? Learn how build a solid online presence – from creating a website that’s easy to find on search engines and that will convert more visitors into customers, to advertising properly online and engaging with your customers on social media.
Market Research Hacks - Presented by Small Business BC
Learn how to gather information about your current and potential customers, industry trends and competition to help make strategic business decisions.
If you're in the Thompson Okanagan area and own a small business, or are looking to start one, don't miss out on this full-day event.
Seats are limited, so reserve yours today!
Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:15 AM - 9:50 AM: Financing and Start-Up Money
9:55 AM - 10:30 AM: Getting Your Business Ahead in International Trade
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM: Accounting and Tax Considerations
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Protecting Your Small Business
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM: Special Announcement: 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break and Networking
1:00 PM - 1:35 PM: Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers
1:40 PM - 2:15 PM: Market Research Hacks
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM: Closing Remarks
2:35 PM - 3:00 PM: Post-Networking
OTHER MYBIZDAY EVENTS
- October 27, 2016 at Prince George Civic Centre (808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC)
- November 1, 2016 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)
- November 9, 2016 at Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas St., Victoria, BC)