It’s Small Business week, and to celebrate everything small Business in Edmonton, here’s a list of the events happening this week from networking to learning!
Tuesday October 22nd
Be one of 13 participants to meet during this EMomNowTV Live session. This event will take place over Google Hangouts; our speaker, moderator and guests will be broadcasted live over Entrepreneur Mom Now’s YouTube channel. If you’d prefer just to observe the session, join us over Twitter by following the hashtag: #emomnow.
You have a business idea. You want to move forward with it but what’s the next step? What’s your business model? How will you make money? What are your costs? There are so many considerations when starting a business, it can be hard to decide where to begin.
First you have to have the idea: the best ideas come from a need that you see as being unfulfilled. In the case of SupperWorks, it all started with a copy of Oprah’s magazine and the realization that a meal assembly company mentioned in it had not expanded to Canada. What was the next step for Joni? What should your next step be?
Tuesday October 22
CEO Lorena will be at the Business Link Entrepreneur Exchange at the Business Link Tuesday October 22.
Tuesday, October 22
Entrepreneur Exchange at The Business Link Edmonton – partnering with Green Hectares
Here’s your opportunity to present your business ideas, proposals or questions to a panel of experts. You’ll walk away from The Entrepreneur Exchange with a new network, a plan of action and mentorship to help you move your idea forward. NOW FULL – For more information and to register for future Exchanges, contact: Chelsea at 1-877-942-2276 ext 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plus: Visit our booth at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce’s SBW After Business Mixer & Tradeshow
Wednesday, October 23
Learning @ The Link Session: Business Dating? Networking in the Age of Social Media Marketing – 9:30 to 11:00 am
Accounting Guest Advisors from 12 pm to 4 pm
Séance d’apprentissage (en français, wébinaire seulement) : Le réseautage à l’ère des medias sociaux – 13h30 à 15h00
Thursday, October 24
Learning Session: Build Your Business on Customer Referrals – 9:30 to 11:00 am
Financial Guest Advisor from 12 pm to 4 pm
Special Workshop (Edmonton only): The Fine Art of First Impressions – 2 pm to 4 pm
Friday, October 25
Small Business Week (SBW) Used Business Books Fair
The Business Link is turning a page in its library! We will be holding an SBW Used Book Fair to pass along older, but still valuable small business knowledge from our shelves to yours. Books will be available for purchase at significantly reduced rates in our Edmonton office from October 21-25, 2013. Drop on by to browse the collection or call us at 1-800-272-9675 for more information. Ask to speak with our Research Services area.
SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
Small Business WeekTM is a national celebration of entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy. Events held during the week bring together business owners and prospective entrepreneurs at seminar workshops, luncheons and trade shows.
Small Business WeekTM is an excellent tool to provide all sizes of business the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas and socialize with their peers.
Game-changing consumer trends:
Key insights to a successful path to future growth. BDC Small Business WeekTM Luncheon
Advances in technology, changing demographics, and the 2007-2008 global recession fundamentally altered Canada’s commercial landscape and the way consumers make purchasing decisions.
Join Pierre Cléroux, BDC’s Vice President, Research and Chief Economist as he talks about BDC’s latest research findings which highlight the importance of changing consumer behaviours and their impact on entrepreneurs’ business growth. It will also be an opportunity to hear about how businesses can capitalize on these strategic insights to better plan their road map to growth.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
10065 – 100 Street
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Members – $49.95 + GST
Non-Members – $69.95 + GST
Tables of 8 available
SBW After Business Mixer & Tradeshow
Every October, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce celebrates the contributions of small business in Edmonton by recognizing Small Business Week. Come and meet the people you want to connect with, visit exhibitor’s tables and learn what’s it’s like to be part of Edmonton’s business pipeline.
This networking event helps small businesses generate sales leads, build relationships and keep informed of emerging trends. You will also gain insight into how other companies are growing their business.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
RGO Office Furnishings
11624 – 120 Street
Tickets: Available at the Door
$10.00 Members (+GST)
$20.00 Non-Members (+GST)
Luncheon with Minister of State Maxime Bernier
Featuring guest speaker: Honourable Maxime Bernier Minister of State Small Business, Tourism and Agriculture
Entrepreneurs are unsung heroes that are imagining and creating the world of Tomorrow.
The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is recognizing and honouring entrepreneurs and their start-up companies. Join us in celebrating the nominees and congratulate the winner of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Ignition Award.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
10135 100 Street
Tickets: $49.96 (+GST) members$69.95 (+GST) non-members
Intersect is a collision of technical and creative minds; a unique and interactive event that puts geeks and artists on stage to show off projects that merge the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, and other creative fields. A fun way to support artists and creators in our community, Intersect inspires constructive conversations and interactions around concepts, demos, samples and prototypes being created in Edmonton.
Advance tickets for Intersect are only $10 plus taxes, and FREE for Startup Edmonton members. We’ll also have a limited number of tickets available at the door. For advance tickets, please visit http://intersectyeg.eventbrite.ca
Thursday October 24
Womens Netweaving Event
Night of networking, food and drinks.
5:30pm – 7:30pm
OCTOBER 24TH 2013 RBC Manulife Branch 10180 – 101 Street Edmonton, AB
RSVP to Karen Grange 780-448-6556 by October 21st
In other Albertan cities
Business Development Canada has a list of all other Small Business week events happening in and around Alberta. You can find this information here: http://www.bdc.ca/EN/about/Pages/alberta.aspx
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