Take a look at all of the events happening during Small Business Week! More information and registration links are listed below.
Monday, October 21st
10am - MIC Training
Discover the value of the Member Information Centre (MIC), an internal website just for our members. Learn how to take advantage of the site's features and enhance your online profile!
5pm - Business After 5: Staples, Keswick
Officially kick off Small Business Week at Staples in Keswick with networking, food, door prizes and specials. The event also involves the poplular Shred Event - a chance to have your documents securely destroyed at half the regular store price ($10/banker's box plus tax). The event is free but registration is required!
Tuesday, October 22nd
Starting or Expanding a Business in Georgina - Understanding Municipal Requirements
Join the Town of Georgina in the Jalna Room at the Briars Resort as they bring in Town representatives from Building, Planning, Economic Development, Municipal law Enforcement and Licensing. Material will cover available supports, costs, expected timelines, the process and noteworthy suggestions from our representatives.
Wednesday, October 23rd
10am-12pm - Value Proposition
In this two-hour workshop, "Learn the Most Important Element of Your Overall Marketing Strategy" with presenter Angela Dacey. Find the one, most important key to unlock your marketing success and ways to understand marketing platforms and why they are a necessity in today's market. This workshop is being held at The Link.
7pm - Marketing Your Business in Georgina
Are you accessing all of the ways to market your business and events locally? Take advantage of this seminar as we ask a panel of local media experts (Rogers tv Georgina, The Georgina Post, The Advocate, Snapd and our in-house social media experts to give you the tips and tricks of free and low cost ways to market your business. Presentations from each of the experts followed by a question & answer period will have you armed with simple & effective, free & low-cost ways to market your business. PLUS! All attendees will be entered into a draw to win free advertising in local media publications!
Thursday, October 24th
Georgina Business Excellence Awards & Mayor and Council's Milestone Awards
Help us celebrate Business Excellence in Georgina! Its a great night for networking and showcasing local business! 8 awards will be given out this year to business in this community that exemplify excellence in their field. The Mayor & Council will also be recognizing several local businesses who have served this community for over 50 years! Evening begins at 7pm with awards ceremony commencing at 7:30pm. The event will be televised on Rogers tv Georgina.
Friday, October 25th
10am - Chamber 101
Whether you're a prospective member, new member or longtime member looking to improve your Chamber ROI, this one-hour session is a great way to find out what the Chamber has to offer and how you can maximize your membership.
11am - Social Media Consultations
Use this informal session as you need! Learn about how Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (& more!) can be utilized to effectively market your business with our in-house social media gurus!
2pm - QuickBooks for Small Businesses
In celebration of Small Business Week, South Lake Futures is offering this business improvement seminar focusing on an issue that small businesses face. Light refreshments will be provided.
Connie Lawrence from Lipchitz Professional Corporation will guide you through the basics of QuickBooks for your organization. You will learn how to avoid costly penalties and interest for your business. When you leave, you'll feel empowered and ready to unlock the power of QuickBooks.