As a small business owner, there are typically no performance reviews, no annual awards or bonuses for a job well done – it is just you. You are the driving force behind your business and the sales team out in front of customers. However, once a year there is a month where events and festivities celebrate the contributions that small business owners make to their community. October is Salute to Small Business month. Halton Region uses this opportunity to let local businesses know how much we value their contribution to our local economy, and to provide them with opportunities to achieve success.
According to the 2013 Halton Employment Survey Results, the vast majority of Halton’s businesses were micro- and small-businesses: 82.3% having fewer than 20 employees. Small business is truly at the heart of the economy in Halton Region.
Halton Region is also proud to support its newest entrepreneurs–youth who have started on the road to owning their own businesses by participating in the Summer Company program, Starter Company program and Futurpreneur Canada. These programs were developed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and Futurpreneur Canada and are delivered by the Halton Region Small Business Centre.
Halton Region Small Business Centre, which provides small business resources as part of the Ontario Government’s Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) network, marks this special month by offering unique learning and networking opportunities to business owners across Halton. Below is an exciting line-up of events for entrepreneurs both new and seasoned that are designed to support small business in every aspect of their operations.Wednesday, October 8 ~ 6:30-8:30 pm Starting a Small Business Wednesday, October 15 ~ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm G.R.O.W. Your Business: Getting Results Online Workshop Wednesday, October 22 ~ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Understanding Financial Basics Wednesday, October 29 ~ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Small Business Financing and Insurance Tuesday, October 7 and 21 ~ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Futurpreneur Canada Info Session Starter Company Info Session
Mark the month on your calendar and join us and other entrepreneurs as we continue to grow the entrepreneurial spirit in Halton Region!
For more information about Halton Region’s Small Business Centre resources, services, business events and seminars, contact us by dialing 311, 1-866-442-5866, online at http://www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.