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Community Futures Organizations across the Okanagan are coming together to host a one of a kind virtual small business week event. Are you a small business looking for targeted resources on Financials, Marketing and HR? Come build your business tool box and join us October 20th to the 22nd for Small Business Week.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 – Small Business Financials (Sponsored by BDO)

  • 9:30 Welcome / Kazia Mullin
  • 9:45 Networking
  • 10:30 Entrepreneur’s Exit: Tax Considerations for Selling your Business / Quinton Pullen
  • Entrepreneur’s Exit: Steps to your Sale / Markus Schrott
  • 11:30 Lunch Break
  • 12:15 Entrepreneur Strategy for Small Businesses / Alex Welch
  • Entrepreneur’s Financial Literacy: How to Tackle and Take Control of Your Debt / Dustin Joslin
  • 1:15 Networking
  • 1:45 An Entrepreneur’s Financial Check-Up / TBD
  • 2:15 Wrap-up and sneak peek at tomorrow / Kazia Mullin

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 – Marketing and Cyber Security (Sponsored by VantageOne Credit Union)

  • 9:30 Welcome / Kazia Mullin
  • 9:45 Networking
  • 10:30 Milkshakes at Breakfast: Understanding Customer Jobs or Why People Hire Your Products or Services / Sean Shepherd
  • 11:45 Lunch Break
  • 12:30 Marketing Session- Fill the Funnel / Jessica Wicks
  • Marketing Planning & Crisis Communication / Allison Markin
  • 1:30 Networking
  • 2:15 Cybersecurity – The Bare Essentials to Implement Right Now / Garland Sharratt
  • 3:30 Wrap-up and sneak peek at tomorrow / Kazia Mullin

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 – HR and Workplace Culture

  • 9:30 Welcome / Kazia Mullin
  • 9:45 Networking
  • 10:30 HR Seminar / Shawnee Love
  • 11:45 Lunch Break
  • 12:30 Workplace Harassment & Bullying / Veronica Ukrainetz
  • Managing a Remote Workforce / Agata Zasada, Alexa Vandevalk, Sonja Lee
  • 2:00 Networking
  • 2:30 Stress Management / TBD
  • 3:30 Wrap-up / Kazia Mullin

The 2020 Small Business Week events are sponsored by VantageOne Credit Union and BDO, along with local Chambers of Commerce and Accelerate Okanagan.

Small Business Week participants will register for one or all three days and will be able to attend all events on that day. Registration is free.

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