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Nipissing District News & Events

MARCH 8th - Enterprising Women Awards & Gala 2018

Enterprising Women Awards & Gala 2018

The Power of Collaboration & Storytelling

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 || 9:30AM - 8:00PM 

Best Western North Bay - 700 Lakeshore Drive

Event in partnership with PARO Centre

  • Local Keynote Speaker - Nicole Graham from VS Marketing 
  • Speed-mentoring & Engaging Workshops
  • Unique Tradeshow & Networking
  • Fundraising & Silent Auction
  • Enterprising Women Awards, Gala & Keynote Speaker Zahra Al-Harazi

NOMINATIONS OPEN! CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE!

REGISTER & PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

If you have any issues with registration, nominations or any questions about the event. You can contact Michelle Hong at michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext 2443.

FEBRUARY 28 - Lunch & Learn - GET FOUND!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

LUNCH & LEARN! 

Get Found! If you're not on Google, Where are you? 

Presented by Linda Cryderman from Breeze Max Web

The session will include information on:

  • Google AdWords
  • Google Advertising
  • Google Display Target Advertising
  • YouTube Commercials


All our Lunch & Learns have free admission and remember to bring your own lunch! 

Register today by contacting Michelle Hong at 705-474-0400 ext 2443 or email michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com 

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PAID INTERNSHIP – Business Programs Coordinator - NORTH BAY

PAID INTERNSHIP – Business Programs Coordinator

North Bay

Contract: 1 year with opportunity for renewal

Wage: $35,000 per year

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound (TBC) assists in the start-up and expansion of new and existing businesses in the Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts. TBC provides support through the first five years of business operation, by offering easy access to business consulting services and information, entrepreneurial programs, business related events and partnerships. The following contract opportunity is available.

Eligibility

University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university.  The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program in a business related field of study.  The position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study and they must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Solid communications skills – oral and written
  • Strong presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to research & write formal business plan
  • Ability to work with a team and address multiple tasks
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • Bilingualism considered an asset
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Police Check

Duties and Responsibilities

The Business Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Manager and Business Development Advisor to learn various funding programs, information and business registration procedures in order to participate in the delivery of client services: work one on-one to assist clients in all aspects of their business plan development including market research and provide feedback on draft applications for funding; conduct research projects, develop and deliver workshops appropriate to the identified needs of our clients: plan and deliver special events including development of funding proposals; and assist with marketing and communication through updates to TBC’s website, social media sites and outlets.

Application Instructions

Applications must include a cover letter and resume and will be accepted until 4:30pm on

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Forward your confidential resume, along with a covering letter to:

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc.

200 McIntyre Street East, P.O. Box 360, North Bay, ON P1B 8H8

Email: jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

 

This Opportunity is proudly supported by: Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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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) 
 Next intake date: April 10, 2018
If this program interests you contact Aimée Clark at 705-474-0400 x2425 or aimee.clark@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

 

Parry Sound District News & Events

FEB 15TH - CREATING AN ONLINE PRESENCE

Creating an Online Presence

Presented by Renee Nesseth & Catherine Lapeirre

Thursday, February 15, 2018 || 4PM to 7PM

Bobby Orr Community Centre - 7-17 Mary Street, Parry Sound

 

Creating an Effective Website

  • D.I.Y. VS Hiring a Professional 
  • Measuring your Online Success
  • Tips & Tricks!

Social Media Content Tools 

  • Free Resources to Help You Learn Social Media
  • Social Media Platform & Tools

Free admission! Limited Seating!

Please register in advance before February 12th!

Email: jeffrey.beaudoin@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

or call: 705-746-5892

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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 Jeff Beaudoin at 705-746-5892 or jeffrey.beaudoin@thebusinesscentre-nps.com