2021 Bay of Quinte Small Business Week October 18-22 Scroll down for full details of the week

Join us as we recognize entrepreneurial resilience and we seize the opportunity to build the way forward.. The kick off will feature messages about business week from the Bay of Quinte Chambers, MP’s, MPP’s, Mayors and a presentation from BDC

Monday October 18 12 noon

Get tips on how to create a flexible workspace from 2 speakers. Our first speaker, Tony Pilon from the TR Group will focus on the HR considerations of creating a flexible workplace including flex hours, job sharing, part-time or remote work etc. Really trying to get employers to consider the benefits to them of being more flexible with their staff to help with the attraction and retention of workers. Our second speaker, Remco deGooyer, Digital Underground will talk about the technical considerations of creating a flexible workplace and the software/hardware needed to do it well such as file sharing, cloud storage, teams, google docs, Dropbox etc.

Tuesday October 19 9am - 11am

If you want to become more resilient, learn some characteristics of resilient people, as well as when and how to ask for help building resilience. This is your time! Our focus is on the business journey of 3 local women success stories from across the Bay of Quinte Region.

Tuesday October 19 1pm-4pm

Mental wellness has been a hot topic for quite some time but after 20 months of a pandemic, almost everyone is feeling the effects of isolation and lockdowns. We're joined by a panel of business owners making wellness a priority in their workplaces.

Wednesday October 20 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us at the Batawa Ski Hill to mingle with your peers from the Bay of Quinte Region and re-connect with your business community. Network while surrounded by the beautiful fall landscape and enjoy live music, smores by the fire, cocktails, and food by Executive Chef David Correa. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to re-connect in person and enjoy the thoughtfully curated night with you in mind.

Wednesday October 20 5pm - 7pm

Join us with a panel of experts who will help explain how to make the most of your digital presence so you start to appear in a google search and can connect with your customers. Leave the session with knowledge that you can use right away without spending a dime!

Thursday October 21, 10am-11am

This session will provide concrete ways that you can improve the structure of your business to support all employees, guests and customers.

Friday October 22 10am - 12pm

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