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Growing Your Farm Profits – FREE 2 Day Workshop

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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

Pre-registration is required, please use the following link to register

Trends that will Affect Your Business in 2023

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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


Belleville Chamber of Commerce Breakfast: 2022 QBAA Winners Circle

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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

Please contact or call 613-962-4597 ext. 2 if you have any questions.

How to Hire and Retain Staff for Your Business

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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


WSIB Health and Safety for Small Businesses

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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.


What Are Your Tax Obligations as a Sole Proprietor

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Online Only – Not Recorded
Tuesday, November 15 2022
9:30AM – 11:00AM

Join us for a webinar with Liaison Officers from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to help you understand your tax obligations and learn about:

• General bookkeeping concepts and best practices
• Explain common tax errors
• Demonstrate how to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries
• Provide information on the CRA’s services