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Small Business Week™ Kickoff Roundtables

Mon October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

As part of the Small Business Week Kickoff, you have the opportunity to register for a virtual roundtable. Each roundtable will consist of a discussion with an expert on the specific topic covered. This is an ideal way for you to share your challenges and receive insight, tips and takeaways from someone who has extensive knowledge on the topic and can guide you in the right direction.

Details:
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Format: Virtual (Zoom)
Capacity: 10 participants per roundtable (you may only register for one roundtable)
Cost: Free


Roundtable 1: Interprovincial Trade Barriers
Topic Expert: Rick Reid, Executive Director, Supply Chain Canada
Company Testimonial: Catherine Metrycki, Founder, Callia Flowers

Things to think about to prepare for this roundtable:
• How has interprovincial trade barriers hurt/cost your company?
• What has been your greatest challenge doing business interprovincially?
• What steps have you taken to help increase your company’s interprovincial business?
• What does your company need to increase its activities interprovincially (ex. training, connections, market research)?


Roundtable 2: Virtual Sales: Keeping it Personal
Topic Expert: Jeff Vilar, President, Naida Communications

Things to think about to prepare for this roundtable:
• How have you adapted your sales approach to be effective virtually?
• What are the things to keep in mind when selling virtually?
• What techniques have you used that have worked or not worked?


Roundtable 3: Lead Generation & Management
Topic Expert: Darrell Boyko, Principal Consultant, Boyko Innovations

Things to think about to prepare for this roundtable:
• What are some strategies you’ve used to reach new clients?
• Are you managing new leads in the best way possible?
• How often are those new leads converting into new clients?


Roundtable 4: Cyber Security
Topic Expert: Eddie Phillips, Cybersecurity Evangelist, Shield Networks

Things to think about to prepare for this roundtable:
• Is your company well protected from cyber attacks?
• Are your employees well trained to minimize those threats?
• What can you do to improve the security of your systems?


Roundtable 5: Preparing for International Expansion
Topic Expert: Lucie Wiens, Director of Trade Services, World Trade Centre Winnipeg

Things to think about to prepare for this roundtable:
• What are the various elements you need to analyze before expanding (ex. finances, operations, international laws)?
• What market research have you completed?
• Do you have everything in place to ensure a higher success rate?


Roundtable 6: Contingency Planning: Cash Flow Forecasting
Topic Expert: Mark Jones, FCPA, FCGA, Partner, Olafson & Jones

Things to think about to prepare for this roundtable:
• What are the advantages and best methods for projecting and calculating cash flow?
• Are you determining the proper terms on which you will be paid?
• Are you publishing, monitoring, and adjusting results appropriately?


Details

Date:
Mon October 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/small-business-weektm-kickoff-roundtables-tickets-124774185949