Small Business Week 2019

Join us the week of October 21-24, 2019 as we celebrate North Okanagan entrepreneurs and small business owners. Every year on this week, entrepreneurs across Canada gather to learn, network, and celebrate the people building local businesses. We are proud to be a part of the celebration and support the role our local entrepreneurs play in our economy.

This year’s workshops include hiring and retention strategies, succession planning, digital marketing strategies and much more! Be sure to sign up as we expect the seats to go quickly!

Monday / October 21st Export Navigator – 9am to 12pm 
Thinking about exporting inter-provincially or internationally? Ken will guide you through market expansion. Click here for more information.
Tuesday / October 22nd      Hiring the Right People – 9am to 11am
If your business has been affected by the current labour market challenges, Robyn will help you find the right people by sharing her tips and resources. Click here for more information.
Workplace Assistive Technology – 11am to 12pm
Nate will explain how assistive technology can help create a comfortable working environment for employees who may be experiencing work-related barriers due to disability or functional limitation. Click here for more information.

Keeping Your Staff – 1pm to 2.30pm
If you are struggling to retain your employees you are not alone. Join Selena as she outlines some proven approaches that your company can use to create a work environment that builds loyalty among your employees. Click here for more information.
Employers Training Grant – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
The goal of this presentation is to help you understand funding options that are available to help train and develop your employees. Click here for more information.
Wednesday / October 23rdCannabis Business 101 – 9am to 12pm
Looking to start a cannabis-related business? Join Central Kootenay’s Cannabis Business Transition Advisor as she takes you through the many considerations needed when starting your own cannabis-related business. Click here for more information
Retiring or Selling Your Business? – 1pm to 3pm
Why not sell and get a return investment rather then closing your business down? Scot will help you learn the planning and valuation process to get the most when selling your business. Click here for more information.
Thursday / October 24th Creating Marketing Videos – 9am to 12pm
Lorena will help you experience the power of creating short, effective videos to share your message with your audience to motivate action. A laptop is required! Click here for more information.
Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs – 1pm to 4pm
Dudley will walk you through strategies and tactics to help you optimize your social media accounts on the spot. A laptop is required! Click here for more information.

To register for workshops contact Silvia at 250-545-2215 ext. 204 or by email at