Business Counts Workshop Series Launched
October 3rd 2014 at 09:45 AM
Small businesses have access to key business expansion and professional development speakers

Comox Valley Echo
October 2, 2014

In a typical community, existing businesses are the source of the majority of new investment and employment growth, providing more than 80% of job growth. Recognizing this, Comox Valley Economic Development has launched a Business Counts Workshop Series, designed to support small business expansion, growth and development.

Being held in October during Small Business Month, the workshops and sessions focus on a range of business sectors including technology start-ups, tourism business development, and critical business succession planning.

The first workshop is the Startup 101, hosted with Innovation Island on Wednesday October 8, is for founders and CEO's of early-stage ventures, or those who want to be, who need straight-shooting insight in what's required to turn an idea into a company. The workshop includes how to get the corporate structure right, understanding how to raise money, developing go to market strategy and how to maximized government programs and services. Session speakers include Graham Truax, Executive in Residence, Innovation Island and Ean Jackson, Managing Director, Analytics Marketing Inc.

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