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Bridges to Better Business

A full month of amazing workshops! This October event in partnership with LaunchIt Business Exploration Centre, and FedDev Ontario, features expert guests from a wide range of business backgrounds, experience and lifestyles. Join us for the highly informative series of speakers and learn how you can re-open for success.

Event Info

Friday October 8, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Changes, Challenges and Choices - Moving Forward!
with Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Speaker, Coach & Canadian best-selling author Rosita Hall
Friday October 15, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Trades and the New Home Office
with Steve Reid founder of the Cabin Office Company
Friday October 22, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
5 Keys to Increasing Your Sales Influence
with entrepreneur and coach Tessa Kampen

Weekly Speakers:
Oct 4th: 12:30-1:30PM
Honing Your Company’s Unique Selling Point to Drive Growth, with Dana McCauley, CXO of the Canadian Food Innovation Network.
Oct 5th: 12:30-1:30PM
How The Chamber Of Commerce Can Help Your Business
Oct 5th: 6:00-7:00PM
Introduction to the Business Centre/ Une introduction au Business Centre Guelph-Wellington (English and French introductory session)
Oct 6th: 12:30-1:30PM
Introduction to Our Food Future and COIL
Oct 6th: 6:00-7:00PM
How to Better Incorporate Inclusivity in Your Business
Oct 7th: 12:30-1:30PM
Introduction to the Guelph Arts Council and the Creative Business.
Oct 7th: 6:00-7:00PM
Insights For Recovery and Growth Using Marketing Research, with HRC.
Oct 12th:12:30-1:30PM
What to consider when registering your business.
Oct 12th: 6:00-7:00PM
Startup Canada's Flagship programs and special projects.
Oct 13th:12:30-1:30PM
IP 101 with David Hobson, Manager, Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship from UoG’s Research Innovation Office.

Oct 13th: 6:00-7:00PM
Product Packaging - Beginner: where to start and what to prepare for, with Aron Murch, 2H Media
Oct 14th: 11:30-12:30PM
Introduction to Innovation Guelph.
Oct 14th: 12:30-1:30PM
Insurance, and what your business needs, with Geoffrey Cazzola, Jeffery and Spence Insurance.
Oct 14th: 6:00-7:00PM
Packaging and Sourcing for Your Product Based Business, with Lisa Cove, Co-Motion packaging solutions.
Oct 18th:12:30-1:30PM Common red flags or “Gaps” in Ontario Business HR?, with 1 Stop HR Solutions
Oct 19th:11:30-12:30PM
An introduction to Growth Wheel and the 360° Business Perspective
Oct 19th:12:30-1:30PM
How Co-ops are Building a Better Ontario!
Oct 19th: 6:00-7:00PM
Agriculture business, more than just farms! with Tony Morris.
Oct 20th:12:30-1:30PM
Distribution, the who’s and what’s of getting your products into stores, with Grey Jay Sales & Distribution.
Oct 20th: 6:00-7:00PM
Crowdfunding - Beginner: Plan like a pro and avoid common pitfalls, with Aron Murch, 2H Media.
Oct 21st:12:30-1:30PM
Accounting for small to medium sized businesses, by Eric Tuffnail, CPA and Manager at RLB
Oct 21st:6:00-7:00PM
Health and Wellness in business and day to day life, by Katie Skyvington, Travelling Physio
Oct 25th:12:30-1:30PM
Financing your Start-Up with Ray Stultz, Senior Account Manager for Small Business at BDC.
Oct 26th: 11:30-12:30PM
Real Estate for Business: Leases and Purchasing
Oct 26th: 12:30-1:30PM
Invest in Guelph: Connecting with your local Economic Development Office, with Invest Guelph.
Oct 26th: 6:00-7:00PM
Needs for Opening Home Child Care, with the County of Wellington’s Early Years Division.
Oct 27th:11:30-12:30PM
Writing a Book: From Concept to Publishing with Anne Day
Oct 27th:12:30-1:30PM
Pricing guidelines and how to wholesale handmade products. with Heidi von der Gathen designer and founder of Air & Earth Design
Oct 28th:12:30-1:30PM
Connecting your Business with Academic Expertise, with Gregor Lawson, Industry Liaison Manager from the UoG’s Research Innovation Office and Emily Gordon, Business Development Specialist with Mitacs.
Oct 28th:6:00-7:00PM
Women in Trades: A discussion with Female Experts in the Trades Industry and how they have navigated a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Wanting to attend any of our free sessions? Select "REGISTER NOW" to register for the full event or register for individual sessions through our Eventbrite.

Special Event



Date & Time

October 30, 2021 11:30 am




  • Expert Guests from a large variety of Business Industries


  • Take all or select business information courses
  • Understand the resources available for your Business
  • Grow as a Entrepreneur and expand your knowledge

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