Small Business Week

Forging the way forward

Join us as we recognize entrepreneurial resilience and forge a way forward in uncertain times.

Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship. Haldimand County traditionally holds a celebratory business breakfast and keynote presentation in partnership with the Haldimand Business Network which consists of the following local organizations:

  • Caledonia Business Improvement Area
  • Caledonia Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Cayuga Chamber of Commerce
  • Dunnville Business Improvement Area
  • Dunnville Chamber of Commerce
  • Hagersville and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Hagersville Business Improvement Area
  • Jarvis Board of Trade
  • Selkirk Chamber of Commerce

This year of course is a bit different. In partnership with the Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre we will be holding a series of webinars and virtual keynote presentations instead, to inspire, inform, and forge the way forward.

Monday, October 19

10:00 – 10:30 am

Webinar

Managing Stress During Stressful Times: A Guided Meditation lead by Markus Schneider of Modo Yoga

Markus Schneider is a yoga instructor and mindfulness practitioner with a passion for empowering his students with tools designed to reduce mental and physical suffering. As part of this work and to amplify the well-being of his students, Markus opened Modo Yoga Brantford in 2015 where he leads regular yoga and meditation classes. As the owner of Modo Yoga in Brantford, his contribution to mindfulness studies expanded to developing an evidence-based mindfulness approach that is designed to make meditation accessible and relevant in today’s culture. Join Markus for this online meditation session that will consist of 15-20 minutes of guided explanation and finish with a guided practice. You can expect to walk away feeling more aware of how to manage your stress in light of challenging circumstances.

For more information to register Click Here.

Monday, October 19

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Webinar

Pivoting Your Passion Into Profit with Sharla Brown and Jacquie Somerville

Join powerful females entrepreneurs Jacquie Somerville and Sharla Brown and learn how they made the shifts necessary to not only survive but to thrive by taking their enterprises to a whole new level online.

For more information and to register  Click Here

Tuesday, October 20

1:00 – 2:00 pm

On-line Workshop

Market Research Workshop

With so much information available, business owners need to access key resources that impact their business. Learn how to tap into already existing data and sources to help you analyze your industry, competitors, financing opportunities, and current and potential customers.

For more information and to register Click Here

Wednesday, October 21

10:00 am – 11:00 am

On-line Keynote Presentation

KEYNOTE: Founders John and Mark X. Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks

John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that founded John’s Crazy Socks. John is an entrepreneur who just happens to have Down syndrome. You may know them for being named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year or testifying before the American Congress, or speaking at the UN. You may know them because John became “Sock Buddies” with President George H.W. Bush. Or you may know them for having grown a bootstrapped start up to a $5 million dollar business in less than three years.

John’s Crazy Socks is an internationally recognized social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do.

Learn more about John’s Crazy Socks HERE

For additional information and to register- Click Here 

Wednesday, October 21

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Webinar

Remote Selling – The New Normal with Heidi Pfleger

The growing trend of Remote Selling has expanded exponentially with the presence of Covid-19 and the reality is that it’s here to stay. This session will help prepare you and your team for virtual business growth as Heidi shares a selling process that controls the outcome and properly qualifies prospects (instead of having them disqualify you!).

For more information and to register Click Here

Thursday, October 22

1:00 – 3:00 pm

On-line Workshop

Tax Seminar with the Canada Revenue Agency 

Business taxes and record-keeping can be daunting when first starting out.  Join Steve Robinson from the Canada Revenue Agency to learn the ins and outs of proper book-keeping and taxation.

For more information and to register  Click Here

Friday, October 23

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar

Managing Social Media Like a Pro with Beverley Theresa 

Learn how to manage and streamline your social media marketing like a professional! In this session, Beverley will show you the tricks and the tools needed so you’ll spend LESS time on your social media and have more time to tackle other tasks in your business. Work like a pro, keep your social media consistent, fresh, and bring in new leads and customers without adding more time and stress!

For more information or to register Click Here.

Friday, October 23

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Webinar

Understanding Stress Long Term: A Guided Meditation lead by Markus Schneider of Modo Yoga 

Markus Schneider is a yoga instructor and mindfulness practitioner with a passion for empowering his students with tools designed to reduce mental and physical suffering. As part of this work and to amplify the well-being of his students, Markus opened Modo Yoga Brantford in 2015 where he leads regular yoga and meditation classes.  As the owner of Modo Yoga in Brantford, his contribution to mindfulness studies expanded to developing an evidence-based mindfulness approach that is designed to make meditation accessible and relevant in today’s culture.

To learn more or register Click Here.

Check back often as new Small Business Week programming is added.

This webinar is part of Small Business Week 2020 “Forging the way forward” and is presented in partnership with the Paris & District Chamber of Commerce, Haldimand County, RBC, Fed Dev Ontario, and the City of Brantford.

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