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Small Business Week

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Small Business Week was established by the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1981 and recognizes the outstanding contribution of Canada's small and medium-sized businesses.

This year, Small Business Week is October 15 - 21, 2017. In celebration, the Town of Paradise is offering complimentary business workshops. Come join us for a morning of information sharing, light refreshments and networking. 

Local Supports and Programs Workshop: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thinking about starting or growing a small business? Join us for an information session that highlights a sampling of local business supports and financial programs that may assist with starting or growing your small business. 

Learning Objective: To hear from a variety of organizations that offer support or financial programs to the business community. Presentations from: Business Development Bank of Canada, Futurpreneur, CBDC, NLOWE, Y Enterprise Centre, and the Town of Paradise.

Register online for this free workshop:

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Paradise Double Ice Complex, 1 Sarah Davis Way

Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want: Thursday, October 19, 2017 *POSTPONED*

Please note that this Workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

This session delivered by a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) explains the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan / investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and / or investors.

Learning Objective: To understand how a bank or investor will evaluate their business and the steps necessary for the owner to get their financial statements and business plans in order for presentation to lenders and investors.

Register online for this free workshop.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Paradise Double Ice Complex, 1 Sarah Davis Way