The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free workshop event for all small businesses on the Peninsula.
Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees create jobs, invest in employee training and development, pay taxes, and take risks. While the economic instability in recent times has created challenges for these risk-takers, there are also a number of opportunities that small businesses can capitalize on — if they are properly prepared.
“Canada continues to make positive headway in international markets, but only nine per cent of small companies export,” said Doug Taylor, executive director of the chamber. “There are many small business success stories from this region where small companies effectively get their products or services to foreign customers.”
Taylor, also an international business consultant, is one of several speakers at the event. Others include Milica Ivaz, a certified financial planner and division director at Investors Group; Pooja Sund, B.A., an established business financial analyst at CIBC Securities Inc. in Saanichton; Mike Lenz, the first certified business intermediary on Vancouver Island and principal of Vancouver Island Business Sales; and Ryan Labelle, owner of Honeycomb Webworks.
RSVP to 250-656-3616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is Friday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre.