Kelowna to host MyBizDay

Throughout the fall and during Small Business Month, Small Business BC will reach over 300 small business owners and entrepreneurs in the growing business hubs of the Thompson Okanagan, Northern B.C. and Vancouver Island through the launch of the new MyBizDay tour.

This full-day event connects small business owners to the programs and resources that are available to entrepreneurs. Attendees will have the opportunity to access information and support through a mix of education, interactive panel sessions, exhibitors and networking.

“Small businesses are critical to the economic health of every community in B.C. and we are delighted to partner with the Province of British Columbia to help strengthen small business across B.C.,” says George Hunter, CEO of Small Business BC. “The MyBizDay events help entrepreneurs learn from successful local business owners and discover the tools and resources paramount to achieving long-term success.”

MyBizDay is free to attend and takes place in Kelowna at the Laurel Packing House on September 16.
Topics to be covered by this year’s industry experts include small business resources and market research and sessions on digital marketing presented by Yellow Pages, technology at work presented by Neil Squire Society, and accounting presented by Grant Thornton. An interactive panel session will focus on overcoming business challenges.

“The upcoming MyBizDays will be great forums to talk about what makes entrepreneurs tick. Through our government’s Small Business Accord we are making B.C. the most small-business friendly jurisdiction in Canada by helping give small business owners the resources they need so they can focus on what they do best – create jobs and spur innovation,” said the Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction.

Best-of-the-Okanagan-2014-web-winner-1The public and small business community is encouraged to join Small Business BC on the MyBizDay tour in Kelowna, Prince George and Nanaimo for day of networking, discussion and education.

Okanagan commandoes Soulmate and Float Space were winners in last year’s Small Business BC Awards. Float Space was also voted by the readers of Okanagan Life magazine as most unique business in the Central Okanagan.

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