Business Counts workshop series supports range of small businesses

Comox Valley Economic Development is again offering its Business Counts workshop series this fall.

Existing businesses are the source of most new investment and employment growth, providing more than 80 per cent of job growth in a typical community, according to recent studies.

As part of its suite of support services it provides to industry sectors and businesses, Comox Valley Economic Development is again offering its Business Counts workshop series this fall.

Reknown founder Daniel E. Craig leads the Online Reputation Management Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Craig will explore additional social channels, discuss branding and visioning, and will show attendees ways to build advocacy, resolve challenging situations and measure results.

On Oct. 21, BC Restaurant & Food Services Association president/CEO Ian Tostenson presents The Business of Restaurants in BC Workshop, bringing together restaurant and pub owners, chefs, distributors and producers to discuss trends and challenges in the restaurant industry. Also that day, a Fall-Forward Tourism Marketing Forum will review upcoming destination marketing strategies and events, and explore how tourism businesses can leverage these initiatives.

The Understanding the Provincial Nominees Program Oct. 27 features Erin Seeley, executive director of the BC PNP program, which focuses on attracting workers and entrepreneurs to meet economic and labour market needs.

A series of technology-based workshops for small to medium sized businesses and start-ups begins Oct. 27. They include the Customer Development Methodology session, Challenge Your SWOT, Pivot or Persevere and Team Building. These have been developed to support businesses explore best practices in lean methodology and identifying practical steps to take their business to the next level through rapid iteration and innovation. This is one of a series of events and activities occurring under the Memorandum of Understanding between Comox Valley Economic Development and Innovation Island.

Session fees vary from free to $15.

For more information about time and locations, and to register online, visit businesscounts.ca

 

 

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