Collaborating and Engaging
Working together to build strong businesses
As a not-for-profit organization we rely on community partners, private businesses and professionals to help us support local entrepreneurs in their business development.
Each year we work with dozens of community service organizations to introduce their clients to the possibility of self-employment and we enlist more than 70 private sector volunteers to provide expertise in seminars, mentorship groups, discussion panels, conferences and competitions.
If you work with clients considering self-employment, or are an experienced business professional who would like to assist new ventures we want to hear from you. Click on the appropriate category below to learn more.
Community Involvement in the Small Business Centre
- Are your clients considering self employment? We can help... Read More
- Get involved...share your expertise...help business owners succeed! Read More
- Showcase your success by giving back to the community... Read More
- Do you have a product or service that you feel would benefit our clients? Read More
- Community groups and organizations who want to learn more about the Centre and entrepreneurship... Read More
Community Partner Events
November 27Read More
Do you self-identify as an individual who has experienced mental health and or addiction challenges? Then you may be eligible to participate in a unique lending program. The Small Business Centre has partnered up with Rise Asset Development to provide training, mentoring, and financing of up to $10,000 to help qualified and eligible individuals achieve their business goals!
eBusiness Seminar - Increasing Your Visibility Online, November 28th, 2019
Thu, Nov 28th @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmRead More
Is your website easy to find? Does it convey the message and present the user experience that you intended? This full day seminar will cover SEO, paid search, and social media tactics that will drive more qualified traffic to your site. We will also discuss some simple ways to use free web analytics data to improve your web presence.
Payment includes continental breakfast and lunch.
December 3Read More
Access certified accountants to address financial questions and assist with bookkeeping best practices and future forecasting.
Individual appointments booked on a first come, first served basis
December 4Read More
HR experts are available to clarify your concerns and provide answers to your human resource questions.
Individual half hour appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.
Making Trade Shows Work - Maximizing Your ROI - Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Wed, Dec 4th @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pmRead More
Hear directly from representatives from the Western Fair and Sandler Training as they guide you through the important steps to having a successful trade show experience!
December 11Read More
Have a great idea for a food business? Want to learn how to turn your winning recipe into a successful venture?
Attend this 3 hour seminar to learn what it takes to start a food business.
December 12Read More
Join us for E.P.I.C. Holiday Schmoozefest, the holiday event for small business!
Enjoy amazing food, great tunes, door prizes, a silent auction, and some serious schmoozing!
This is a prepaid event only, no walk-ins, please!
Register for this event through Eventbrite
ENTREPRENEURS: PROMOTE, INSPIRE, CONNECT!
January 8Read More
The Think Business Series is comprised of four (two hour) sessions that serve as guidance in developing a business plan. This includes market research, marketing and sales, financials, operations and start up costs.
NOTE**Registration for this series includes registration for all sessions being held on January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th