Bridges to Better Business: Re-Opening For Success
Expert Information Sessions for all Business Industries
A month long virtual event in partnership with LaunchIt Business Exploration Centre, and FedDev Ontario. Featuring 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.
Who is this Program For?
People or groups interested in learning about any aspect of Business Growth, Development and Implementation. All Welcome!
Expert events run daily for the month of October: Mon to Fri 12:30pm to 1:30pm Tues to Thu 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, LaunchIt Business Exploration Centre, and FedDev Ontario this October for our month-long event "Bridges to Better Business". This amazing virtual event is filled with expert business information sessions through lunch hours and evening timeslots. Learn from industry experts' best practices for your business success, and network with other members of your business community. See below for the large list of amazing Experts and Events!
FRIDAY SPECIAL GUESTS:Friday October 8, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PMChanges, 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 PMThe Trades and the New Home Office with Steve Reid founder of the Cabin Office Company Friday October 22, 2021: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM5 Keys to Increasing Your Sales Influence with entrepreneur and coach Tessa Kampen Weekly Speakers:Oct 4th: 12:30-1:30PMHoning Your Company’s Unique Selling Point to Drive Growth, with Dana McCauley, CXO of the Canadian Food Innovation Network. Oct 5th: 12:30-1:30PMHow The Chamber Of Commerce Can Help Your Business Oct 5th: 6:00-7:00PMIntroduction to the Business Centre/ Une introduction au Business Centre Guelph-Wellington (English and French introductory session) Oct 6th: 12:30-1:30PMIntroduction to Our Food Future and COIL Oct 6th: 6:00-7:00PMHow to Better Incorporate Inclusivity in Your Business Oct 7th: 12:30-1:30PMIntroduction to the Guelph Arts Council and the Creative Business. Oct 7th: 6:00-7:00PMInsights For Recovery and Growth Using Marketing Research, with HRC. Oct 11th: 12:30-1:30PMIntroduction to Innovation Guelph. Oct 12th:12:30-1:30PMWhat to consider when registering your business. Oct 12th: 6:00-7:00PMStartup Canada's Flagship programs and special projects. Oct 13th:12:30-1:30PMIP 101 with David Hobson, Manager, Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship from UoG’s Research Innovation Office. Oct 13th: 6:00-7:00PMProduct Packaging - Beginner: where to start and what to prepare for, with Aron Murch, 2H Media Oct 14th: 12:30-1:30PMInsurance, and what your business needs, with Geoffrey Cazzola, Jeffery and Spence Insurance. Oct 14th: 6:00-7:00PMPackaging and Sourcing for Your Product Based Business, with Lisa Cove, Co-Motion packaging solutions. Oct 18th:12:30-1:30PMCommon red flags or “Gaps” in Ontario Business HR?, with 1 Stop HR Solutions Oct 19th:11:30-12:30PMAn introduction to Growth Wheel and the 360° Business Perspective Oct 19th:12:30-1:30PMHow Co-ops are Building a Better Ontario! Oct 19th: 6:00-7:00PMAgriculture business, more than just farms! with Tony Morris. Oct 20th:12:30-1:30PMDistribution, the who’s and what’s of getting your products into stores, with Grey Jay Sales & Distribution. Oct 20th: 6:00-7:00PMCrowdfunding - Beginner: Plan like a pro and avoid common pitfalls, with Aron Murch, 2H Media. Oct 21st:12:30-1:30PMAccounting for small to medium sized businesses, by Eric Tuffnail, CPA and Manager at RLB Oct 21st:6:00-7:00PMHealth and Wellness in business and day to day life, by Katie Skyvington, Travelling Physio Oct 25th:12:30-1:30PMFinancing your Start-Up with Ray Stultz, Senior Account Manager for Small Business at BDC. Oct 26th: 11:30-12:30PMReal Estate for Business: Leases and Purchasing Oct 26th: 12:30-1:30PMConnect with and learn what resources the City of Guelph has available for small businesses, with Invest Guelph. Oct 26th: 6:00-7:00PMNeeds for Opening Home Child Care, with the County of Wellington’s Early Years Division. Oct 27th:11:30-12:30PMWriting a Book: From Concept to Publishing with Anne Day Oct 27th:12:30-1:30PMPricing guidelines and how to wholesale handmade products. with Heidi von der Gathen designer and founder of Air & Earth Design Oct 28th:12:30-1:30PMConnecting 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:6:00-7:00PMWomen in Trades: A discussion with Female Experts in the Trades Industry and how they have navigated a traditionally male-dominated industry.
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