Loyalist College invites the Bay of Quinte community to join us for a fireside chat with Arlene Dickinson, esteemed entrepreneur and star of CBC’s award-winning series, Dragons’ Den. Register and purchase your ticket below for $10:
Growing Your Farm Profits – FREE Two-day In Person Workshop
Friday, March 3rd and 10th, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tweed Lions Hall 65 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON
This free two-day Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) workshop is the place to start improving your farm business by combining self-assessment and action plan development with a range of cost-share funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
Learn about current farm business management practices and resources
Prioritize your farm business goals
Develop an action plan to improve your profitability and success
Wednesday, December 7 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Hybrid (in person / online)
What will we be expecting to come in 2023? Let’s start by discussing Canada’s post-pandemic road to recovery. These trends will have an effect on Canadian entrepreneurs and your businesses for the next year and into the future.
We will talk about five major trends as well as some ways to prepare for and take advantage of these trends to better position your business for the future.
• Labour shortages – Why are Canadian workers so hard to find? • Supply chain disruption – How your business can cope? • Digital adoption – More critical than ever • Climate crisis – Getting on board the green transition • Business acquisitions – Catch the coming M&A wave
Canada’s economic growth is slowing. Is your business ready to navigate the upcoming turbulence? Learn the right strategies and tools to help you avoid dangers, understand how your business is trending and spot opportunities to keep growing.
Wednesday, November 23rd 7:00am – 9:00am Sans Souci: 240 Front Street, Belleville
The Quinte Business Achievement Awards were celebrated in October as part of Bay of Quinte Small Business Week, and a few of our members carried home some pretty hefty hardware.We are excited to be able to connect with our members as we celebrate the achievements of Belleville’s business community.
Join us as we hear the stories from: Michael Summers (Nesda) – Business Person of the Year Sandie Sidsworth (Enrichment Centre for Mental Health) – Not for Profit of the Year Kristin Crowe (Alarm Systems) – Specialized Services of the Year Michelle Stephens (Bel-Con Design Builders) – Construction Services of the Year
Come early and enjoy the networking during our Coffee Mingle, from 7:00 to 7:30 am.
Enjoy a full buffet that includes two styles of egg dishes, two choices of meat, potatoes, fruit salad, plus muffins, breads, pastries and juices. Presentations will begin approximately 7:45, and we will have you on your way before 9:00 am.
Members and Guests $25 + Hst Non-Members $40 + Hst REGISTER NOW Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-962-4597 ext. 2 if you have any questions.
November 21 2022 9:30am – 10:30am Online and In Person
As the Bay of Quinte opens up, businesses are struggling to maintain adequate staffing. Finding suitable candidates, hiring the right employees, and keeping employees you already have are all critical to your bottom line.
Before you begin your search you need to understand what makes your business a great place to work. This will help inform your approach to attract, select, and retain your team.
Join Delilah Chartrand from Nesda and learn strategies on finding and retaining employees so your business can not only operate but grow.
What Will I Learn?
Attraction: How to describe why your business is a great place to work
Recruitment & Selection: Identify components of the hiring process, best practices, regulations and ideas like building a diverse team
Retention: How to keep your employees engaged and productive
In Person OR Online Thursday, November 24 2022 1:00PM – 2:30PM
The past few years have been especially difficult for smaller businesses, and the pandemic’s financial impact has disproportionately affected many smaller businesses. We know that trying to keep business running while investing in health and safety hasn’t been easy for many small business owners.
• Ontario’s occupational health and safety system, • Why small business owners should invest in health and safety, • The business’ health and safety responsibilities, • How to start a health and safety program, and • How the WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program can benefit your small business
The Health and Safety Excellence Program is a popular program for Ontario businesses to help develop their health and safety program while tapping into rebates and recognition. Almost 2900 companies in Ontario participate in the Excellence program and so far, over $21 Million worth of rebates have been given out.