Small Business. BIG DAY. | Presented in Partnership with ScotiabankName: Small Business. BIG DAY. | Presented in Partnership with ScotiabankDate: October 29, 2019Time: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM PDTRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:
**REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 4:00 PM ON FRI, OCT 25TH**
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Scotiabank, is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Small Business. BIG DAY. This one-day symposium, in celebration of Small Business Month, will be held at the Ramada Duncan. There will be a dynamic line-up of speakers, panel sessions and workshops, all of which are focused on supporting local small business. Everyone welcome! You can register for select sessions or purchase a Full Day Pass at a discounted rate. Advance registration required.
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
ADVISORY CAFE & BREAKOUT ROOM
In addition to the program itinerary (detailed below), we are delighted to offer our our Advisory Cafe & Breakout Room, which will be open all day in conjunction with the symposium. Connect with advisors from Community Futures Cowichan and WorkBC to learn about the resources and support programs available to small business owners. John Close and Andrew Langford, hosts of Obstacle Course will also be set-up in the Advisory Café capturing inspiring stories for their local podcast series.
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE | ISABELLE MERCIER-TURCOTTE, LEAPZONE STRATEGIES | GET INTO YOUR LEAPZONE
Back by popular demand, Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte from LeapZone Strategies will help you Get Into Your LeapZone with her hard-hitting and dynamic keynote address.
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
LIFECYCLE OF A BUSINESS: PRESENTATION & 2-PART PANEL | MNP LLP
PANEL 1: START-UP & EARLY GROWTH | PANEL 2: MATURITY & EXIT STRATEGY
MNP hosts this presentation and 2-part panel, which will take you through the key considerations and framework needed to successfully navigate the lifecycle of your business. This session will begin with a 15 minute overview, following which, attendees will break off into two groups, each with their own dedicated set of panelists. Panel 1 will focus on Start-up & Early Growth, while Panel 2 will focus on Maturity & Exit Strategy. The dual-panel, open-dialogue format will provide ample opportunity for you to delve into the relevant topics for your stage of business and come away with valuable strategies and action plans.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON | DAVID GREENFIELD, A. SPIRE BY NATURE | MALAHAT SKYWALK PROJECT
David Greenfield, Principal with A.Spire By Nature, will be presenting on the Malahat Skywalk, an exciting nature based attraction on southern Vancouver Island. David will speak to the principles behind a successful nature based attraction, drawing on a case study of the Sea to Sky Gondola, and will also touch on some of the impacts on the region during the construction phase and once the attraction is operational.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
ALL CLAIMS MATTER: AN EXCITING (AS POSSIBLE) JOURNEY INTO THE PERILS & PITFALLS OF WCB CLAIMS | PAM STOVER, PD STOVER PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
This session will focus on how claims impact your business, why it is important to understand the impact and what you (the employer) can do or not do to mitigate costs. Pam will take you on a roller coaster ride of knowledge, fun facts and interactive engagement on why it is important to protect your business, productivity and your bottom line. Prepare to ask and answer questions, as we tackle some of the biggest challenges that can arise when faced with a claim. No matter how big or small your business is, you will walk away with more insight into the WCB Act.
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
AFTERNOON NETWORKING & DESSERT
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
COMMUNICATING YOUR VALUE THROUGH VIDEO | ADERA ANGELUCCI, SPIRO CREATIVE
Your business needs video. You've known it for ages, but it all feels a bit intimidating and you have no idea where to start... so you don't. But what if starting is as simple as learning how to use the tools you already own and putting them to work for your business? During this fun and interactive 1-hour workshop, you'll learn the basics needed to create video with your smartphone or tablet, and how to create video content that will convert viewers into customers.
If you're still buzzing and not ready to call it quits, you can cap off this epic day with a beverage, a bite to eat and an opportunity to build on connections made throughout the symposium. The River Rock Bar & Grill, located at the venue, will have 2 for 1 appetizers on offer. Guest are responsible for their own food and beverage orders. This mixer is open to symposium attendees and Chamber Members. Please RSVP out of courtesy to the venue.