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Business Expo

Visit the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Thursday, October 22, 2015 between 1 pm to 5 pm and see a few of the unique business out there. Expand your business network!  Free Admission

Author/Business Coach Clemens Rettich Luncheon: $30 (+GST)  "This is the Best Time to Start a Small Business" Nanaimo River Room *11:30-12:45 pm. 
Lightning Talks $20 (+GST) * (Free to sponsors/exhibitors) David Hatchman, Jenn Houtby Ferguson, Nick West, Colleen Tourout-Departure Bay Room * 3-4:30 pm

Pre-registration for lunch and Lightening Talks required. 250-756-1191 ext 4 or email debra@nanaimochamber.bc.ca

MY BIZ DAY

Small Business BC’S MYBIZDAY....Connecting entrepreneurs to the Province's leading tools and resources.

Join us on October 21, 2015 at Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo to discover resources and programs available to your small business.

This FREE full-day event includes a mix of educational workshops, interactive panel sessions, exhibitors and networking. 

Small Business Resources – Presented by Small Business BC

  • Find out about the resources, programs and financing available for entrepreneurs locally, regionally and provincially to grow a successful business.

Market Research Strategies – Presented by Small Business BC

  • Learn how to gather information about your current and potential customers, industry trends and competition to help make strategic business decisions.  

Marketing in a Digital World – Presented by Yellow Pages

  • In an era of instant gratification, consumers are looking for immediate, personalized information on your products and business. Learn more about the new trends in digital marketing and the five essential tools for creating a great online presence. 

Technology at Work – Presented by Neil Squire Society

  • Find out about the government’s new Technology@Work program to help people with limitations overcome barriers in the workplace with demonstrations of proper ergonomics and assistive technologies.

Financing: Fuel for Your Business – Presented by Community Futures BC, Futurpreneur Canada and Women’s Enterprise Centre

  • Financing is often one of the greatest challenges for small businesses. So come and learn from the experts how to get the right financing and support for your business.    

Overcoming Business Challenges – Interactive Panel Session

  • Come listen to our panel of local experts about the challenges that small businesses face in your region and how to develop strategies to overcome them. 

For more information go to: http://smallbusinessbc.ca/event/mybizday-vancouver-island/

We can match you with a buyer!

Tell us if your business is available for sale because - when the right opportunity comes along - we can match you with a buyer. Venture Connect knows it’s not good enough to buy any business; it’s about buying the right business for you. Venture Connect  services are designed to help you find the business that best suits you and your requirements.  Click here for the latest business ready for a new owner!

If you are wondering about selling your business, we can help too! To help you make a decision regarding selling your business, you will need to know the potential value of your business. Venture Connect is able to assist business owners determine the business' value.  Depending on the complexity, this can often be completed within a few days, for $350 –  $550.

Concerned your current and potential customers will hear 'rumors' your business is or may be for sale and perhaps choose to take their business elsewhere?  No need to worry, all communications with potential sellers and buyers are held in strictest confidence, to the point that your business name is not even published in our monthly report.

The Venture Connect advantage

Selling or buying a business?

Venture Connect prepares businesses for a sale, filling the gap between entrepreneurs and investors looking for select business opportunities in the Vancouver Island/Coastal regions of BC. We are here to help business owners looking to sell their business or transition out of the work force. If you're looking for guidance to determine a sale price, to create a transition or business plan, to receive coaching and consultation, or prepare marketing materials and services to promote your business for sale, our skilled team looks forward to helping you move forward successfully. 

How do you get involved? Contact our office today!

http://www.ventureconnect.ca/

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