- On October 13, 2016
Caledon, ON. Like baseball and October go together, so too does the annual celebration of all things business. October is National Small Business Month and what better time to take advantage of the many opportunities to maximize your business expertise and potential for exposure than now?
Many local communities are hosting events geared towards helping small business owners/managers and entrepreneurs take their business to the next level and beyond, but the Small Business Summit, Thursday Oct. 20, is knocking it out of the park. Featuring global leaders, innovators and business builders including Bill Walsh (Powerteam International), Claudia Harvey (On The Verge), Dr. Lance Secretan (The Secretan Center) and a whole team of experts in a variety of fields, the Small Business Summit is the “World Series” of business events. Described as a “game-changer”, the world-series analogy is perfect because the theme of the Small Business Summit is to “Think Global/Source Local.”
The small business entrepreneur is perhaps one of the bravest players to step up to the plate. Focused on the long-term prize, he/she risks everything to see their dream realized. Without a team behind them like in baseball however, they need all the advice, support and fans they can get. That’s where the Small Business Summit comes in. In addition to the Guest Speakers just mentioned, Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Bassem Ghali (Green Lotus), will be there, as will Kim Speed (Purple Moon Creative), Justin Hartzman (Needls), Randy Drake (Randy Drake Team), Ryan Mitchell (Coach4CashFlow.com), Craig Dunkerley (Blackthorn Group), Bill Crawley (Metroland Media Group) and more.
Onsite social media training will be provided by Christine Gnass, WSI, to provide small businesses with the same level of expertise their big competition already has on staff. The trade show floor will feature basically everything a small business owner/manager or entrepreneur needs to propel their business to next level: E-commerce, customized software, SEO tricks, legal and financing options, government support programs, digital advertising, managing social media, customer optimization coaching and work-life balance experts.
If you’re ready to take your business to the next level and in the words of Bill Walsh “play big” you need to attend the opening Show Preview and hear Walsh’s keynote address: Success by Design: How Disruptive Innovation is Driving Massive Success.
Several government agencies will be on hand to answer all your questions about operating a small or medium sized enterprise. Learn how to keep your “Field of Dreams” green as well by visiting booths hosted by HydroOne and Enbridge Gas.
The CFIB says that 15% of Canadians are self-employed and that 1 in 3 people own or work in a small business enterprise. According to RBC Economics, SME’s employ 54% of payroll. You are driving the economy, you are hitting those balls out of the park and according to the BDC, SME’s planned to invest over $111 billion into our economy in 2016.
Are you on track for success or a strike out? If you need to learn more about how to successfully manage your journey into the big leagues, then join the heavy hitters speaking and exhibiting the Small Business Summit. The Small Business Summit takes place Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th.
Think Big, Play Big… Think Global, Source Local.