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Small Business Month (Posted On: Friday, September 26, 2014)

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The newly launched Business Development Centre is gearing up for Small Business Month this October, and there are a number of events planned for local business owners.  Register for free seminars.

Oct. 1, 2014 - Email Marketing Workshop from 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library hosted by the SBEC.  To register for this FREE Event click on the yellow button. 

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Oct. 2, 2014 - After 5 Networking from 5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m. at Boston Pizza Collingwood hosted by the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce.

Oct. 9-10, 2014 - Build Your Own Website from 10a.m. - 4p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library hosted by the SBEC.

Oct. 16, 2014 - After 5 Graphic Design from 5:00p.m.-6:30p.m. at the Loose Goose hosted by The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce.

Oct. 18, 2014 - Show & Grow Business Expo from 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. at the Wasaga Beach Rec Plex hosted by the SBEC

Oct. 21, 2014 - Open Coffee at Theatre Collingwood for Entrepreneurs from 8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m. hosted by Local Entrepreneurs

Oct. 22, 2014 - Collingwood Business Development Centre - Small Business Month Celebration from 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. hosted by the Business Development Centre at 105 Hurontario Street

Oct. 23, 2014 - Social Media Marketing Part 2 from 9:00am to 12:00p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library hosted by the SBEC

Oct. 24, 2014 - So You Want to be a Mentor? Lunch Event from 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m. at Georgian College .

Small Business Month was launched in 2002 and works to promote opportunities and support systems available to those interested in starting or expanding their small business.

The Business Development Centre (BDC) is a collaborative project between the Town of Collingwood, the Downtown Collingwood Business Improvement Area (BIA), the provincially supported Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), and the federally supported Centre for Business and Economic Development (CBED). They are a group of professionals dedicated to supporting the interests of local businesses.

The BDC partners offer business guidance, mentorship programs, start-up information, business registration, business loans, and many other resources to support Collingwood and the greater surrounding area. They are looking to work with the local business community to promote a growing, flourishing economy. Collingwood is not only a great place "to live, work and play," it's a great place to do business.

The Centre is holding an official celebration of Small Business Month on October 22nd. Interested parties are invited to drop in to the BDC office at 105 Hurontario Street between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to meet the minds behind the BDC and discuss their plans to promote business growth. Bring your innovative ideas, your creativity and your passion for business. Special guest speakers will be presenting at 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

For more information please contact:

Communications Officer Jennett Mays T.705-445-1030 Ext. 3293 

Manager, Marketing & Economic Development Martin Rydlo T.705-445-8441 ext 7421.


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