October 18 3:00-8:00 In celebration of BDC’s Small Business Week
In celebration of BDC’s Small Business Week
October 18. 3:00 - 8:00PM Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam Tickets start @ $15 AT
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SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2016
It’s a busy time of year at the Chamber. As always, we’re participating in BDC’s Small Business Week but this year, we’re switching things up from the original 5 days, 5 seminars format. Instead we’ll be hosting an inaugural Business Showcase on October 18 at the Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam from 3:00 – 8:00PM. The Business Showcase will feature more than 50 exhibitors, hundreds of attendees and an Education Lab providing 3 seminars geared towards small businesses. The goal of this event is to build business, create new connections and share stories of success while providing practical advice on how to succeed.
EVENT DETAILS Tuesday, October 18 Tickets start at $15+GST 3:00 - 8:00PM Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam
Michael Hind, CEO
On October 18, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and our partners the Business Development Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, The City of Coquitlam and Sharon Perry, Chartered Professional Accountant encourage small business owners and entrepreneurs to join us in learning how to best utilize Google search marketing, whether you should incorporate or not and how to create a great workplace culture. Our goal is to provide the tools for business owners, employees and individuals to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. We also encourage the community at large to stop by for a drink and appies to better get to know the incredible businesses in the Tri-Cities. The Business Showcase is open to the public; tickets include parking, a free drink, appies, seminars and the opportunity to create new and long lasting relationships. Register today and save on ticket prices! Visit www.tricitieschamber.com to register. I hope to see you there!
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Seminar: Google Search Marketing in 2017, Christian Thomson, Marwick Internet Marketing Seminar: To Incorporate or Not? The Dilemma Every Small Business Owner Faces, Sharon Perry, Chartered Professional Accountant Seminar: 7 Best Practices for Creating a Great Workplace Culture, Timothy Tiryaki, BDC SHOWCASE ENDS
Small Business is the engine of our province’s economy. October is the 10th Anniversary of Small Business Month in British Columbia.
Small Business Week! Linda Reimer, MLA ANMORE-BELCARRAPORT MOODY-COQUITLAM
Suite 203 - 130 Brew St., Port Moody, BC V3H 0E3 Phone 604-469-5430 Fax 604-469-5435 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lindareimermla.ca
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Small businesses account for 98% of BC’s businesses and are instrumental in driving job creation and economic growth. Coquitlam City Council appreciate the innovation and commitment of our small business community and salute the contributions you make to our economy. Contact our Economic Development Office for the latest information on business in Coquitlam. P: 604-927-3905 E: email@example.com W: coquitlam.ca/economicdevelopment CityofCoquitlam
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MARWICK EDUCATION LAB 3:30PM
Google Search Marketing in 2017
To Incorporate or Not? The Dilemma Every Small Business Owner Faces
7 Best Practices for Creating a Great Workplace Culture
Presented by: Christian Thomson Marwick Internet Marketing
Presented by: Sharon Perry Chartered Professional Accountant
Presented by: Timothy Tiryaki Business Development Bank of Canada
Christian Thomson CEO
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be for you and your business. Sharon is very
latest Penguin 4 update - you will leave with tips on how to gain the competitive advantage in your sector in 2017.
- Winning HR Strategies: Why we need them
passionate about what she does and understands many small businesses don't know the answers to these common questions; she explains in a
- Employee Engagement and Wellbeing - Benefits of building a great culture - How to build a great workplace
manner that is understandable to all. No more intimidation, come learn if you should incorporate or not!
WE CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN OUR COMMUNITY.
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Stop by the Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam between 3:00 - 8:00 on Tuesday, October 18 to meet with local Tri-Cities businesses.
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1. Pre-event: Set strategic goals (number of people to network with, feedback on
incorporating a new aspect into your business, for example, launching a blog) 2. Pre-event: Perfect your elevator pitch *bonus* incorporate your personality into your pitch
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