Onward and upward

Onward and upward

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Published: October 3, 2021

For over 18 months, we have all been guilty of buzzwords like pivot and unprecedented. We have seen economic disruption, high levels of stress and uncertainty, and most importantly, an unwavering amount of community support.

Now, it’s time to look forward. Small Business Week is a celebration. We celebrate the small business owners who make up our economic backbone. The entrepreneurs who employ millions of people in Canada. The dreamers and doers who immigrate to this country and make their impact. This year let’s celebrate what comes next for entrepreneurs in Canada.

Small Business Week 2021 is focused on the opportunities that lie ahead for entrepreneurs. Now in its 42nd year, the conversation looks towards a brighter future. Small business owners fought for what they needed, and now that government, associations, and funding partners are listening, we can start building.

To kick off the week of celebrations, BDC and the Chamber are hosting a workshop on new growth opportunities for entrepreneurs. Hosted at the beautiful (and delicious) Garden in downtown Halifax, read more about the Garden’s journey to entrepreneurship in our October cover story.

Next, we’re discussing localized procurement and its importance to our economy. The pandemic revealed big gaps in our supply chains, and this panel will help us address and rectify these opportunities.

We’re back to in-person networking with a Business After Hours at the Best Western Chocolate Lake.

And we will finish the week strong at the inaugural Small Business Big Growth Summit. The hybrid event will focus on strategy for small businesses with breakout sessions hosted by the experts to help you navigate your biggest challenges. Bring your pain points and build solutions with Ross Simmonds of Foundation Marketing and Matt Symes of Symplicity.

Happy Small Business Week, Halifax – we hope to see you there!

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President

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