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Nipissing District News & Events

TECH-TALK PANEL - BUSINESS WEEK 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - 8AM to 10AM 

Located at The Grande Event Centre in North Bay 

 FREE ADMISSION!

RSVP before Oct. 13th at

michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext. 2528

 

Advice from technically-savy business owners in North Bay where our panelists will discuss the ups and downs they've faced while becoming an established business in North Bay. Attendees will have the chance to ask the panelists questions and take away knowledge and advice that they can apply to their own business. General networking will take place before & after the event. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

 

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Facebook 101 & Social Media for Beginners - BUSINESS WEEK 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 - 8AM to 12PM 

Located at the Town of Mattawa Council Chambers

(160 Mattawa Street, Mattawa)

FREE ADMISSION!

RSVP before Oct. 13th at edc@mbedc.ca or call 705-744-5677

 

The Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation in partnership with The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound invite all small business owners to join us on our Facebook/Social Media interactive workshop. Both organizations are teaming up to bring you all the tips & tricks you need to know about successfully running your business' social media page & increasing your online presence. 

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Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women (Mattawa)

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women supports low income women who are seeking to start their own business with:

  • Business Skills Development
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Funding

As a participant, you will:

  • Explore business ideas
  • Develop your plan and entrepreneurial skills through participating in our business skills development workshops
  • Network with your peers and like minded entrepreneurs
  • Learn about Peer Circles and micro-funding opportunities for your business
  • Have access to continued mentorship and business support

Workshop Dates: October 26, 27, 30, 31 & November 1st, 9AM to NOON, at the Mattawa North Bay Algonquin Centre, 318 Main Street, Mattawa

To register for this program please contact The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound 705-474-0400 ext. 2523 or email jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com 

 

Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is a comprehensive, entrepreneurial development program designed for those 18 years and older, not attending school full time, who are planning to or have started a full time, year round business. There is no cost to this program. 
To register: 
- Submit an application which will be provided to you by The Business Centre 
- Attend an interview to determine business viability and acceptance into the program 
The Program involves: 
- 10 business development and planning workshops 
- One on one training 
- Research and development of a business plan 
- Mentorship 
- The opportunity to pitch for up to $5000 in grant funding (conditions apply) 

If this program interests you contact Jennifer Nickerson at 705-474-0400 x2523 or Jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

 

Parry Sound District News & Events

Seizing Opportunities Fostering Entrepreneurship - BUSINESS WEEK 2017

This half-day event will explore three emerging sectors right in your backyard:

 

Film industry: Learn firsthand from film location managers how to become a supplier to the film industry!

Agri-Food: Tens of thousands of people will drive through this area during The International Plowing Match in West Nipissing in 2019. We’ll hear from event organizers how local businesses can take advantage of this event.

                   Plus, learn about the Artisan Way, an initiative supporting local artisans and food producers.

Cycling tourism: Take advantage of the growing cycling trend by registering your business as “bicycle friendly”, free of charge, the day of the seminar!

 

Also included: How to start a business.

                        Resources available for small businesses.

                        Rules for home-based businesses in Callander.

 

Come. Listen. Learn. Network.

 

Date: Friday, October 20th, 2017

Time: 8:30 am to 12 noon

Venue: Large Hall, Callander Community Centre, 1984 Swale St., Callander (5 min. from Lakeshore Dr.)

 

To attend the event, please register at michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com.

 

This seminar is part of Business Week 2017, and a collaboration between the Municipality of Callander and The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound.

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JOB POSTING - Business Development Advisor (PARRY SOUND)

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR – Parry Sound Office

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound is seeking applicants for a Business Development Advisor for their office in Parry Sound. This is a contract position, renewable annually, contingent on funding.

Reporting to the Manager, the successful candidate will assist clients by delivering professional business counseling services, including providing up-to-date market information and research materials and assisting clients with market research, the development of comprehensive business or marketing plans, and applications for funding. Other responsibilities will include entrepreneurial programming and delivery, maintaining and updating statistical information, maintaining relationships with community and corporate partners and working with our team to develop and deliver workshops, seminars and events.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Post Secondary Diploma/Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum (2) year related experience
  • Demonstrated research, marketing, counseling and presentation skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the business planning process
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Driver’s License and own vehicle
  • Bilingualism an asset

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday October 17th, to:

Jennifer Nickerson, Manager

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc.

P.O. Box 360, 200 McIntyre St. East

North Bay, ON P1B 8H8

Email: Jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

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OPERATING A BUSINESS IN A SMALL TOWN PANEL - BUSINESS WEEK 2017

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 - 8AM to 10AM 

Located at the Brunswick Conference Center 

(72 James Street, Parry Sound)

FREE ADMISSION!

RSVP before Oct. 13th at 

lesley.kaross@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext 2443

 

Advice from local small business owners in Parry Sound & area where our panelists will discuss the ups and downs they've faced while becoming an established business in Parry Sound & the surrounding area. Attendees will have the chance to ask the panelists questions and take away knowledge and advice that they can apply to their own business. General networking will take place before and after the event. Refreshments and snacks will be served. 

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Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women (Parry Sound)

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women supports low income women who are seeking to start their own business with:

  • Business Skills Development
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Funding

As a participant, you will:

  • Explore business ideas
  • Develop your plan and entrepreneurial skills through participating in our business skills development workshops
  • Network with your peers and like minded entrepreneurs
  • Learn about Peer Circles and micro-funding opportunities for your business
  • Have access to continued mentorship and business support

Workshop Dates: November 23, 24, 27-29, 9AM to NOON, at the Parry Sound Inn & Suites (292 Louisa St., Parry Sound) 

To register for this program please contact The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound 705-474-0400 ext. 2523 or email jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com 

 

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Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is a comprehensive, entrepreneurial development program designed for those 18 years and older, not attending school full time, who are planning to or have started a full time, year round business. There is no cost to this program. 
To register: 
- Submit an application which will be provided to you by The Business Centre 
- Attend an interview to determine business viability and acceptance into the program 
The Program involves: 
- 10 business development and planning workshops 
- One on one training 
- Research and development of a business plan 
- Mentorship 
- The opportunity to pitch for up to $5000 in grant funding (conditions apply) 

If this program interests you contact Henning Golle at 705-746-5892 or henning.golle@thebusinesscentre-nps.com