October is Small Business Month: Brampton Dreams Big

October 7, 2015 - All News
October is Small Business Month: Brampton Dreams Big

Small Business Month highlights the important contributions of small and medium-sized businesses to Brampton’s economy. The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre is proud to celebrate entrepreneurs whose ideas, passion and determination helps make our community competitive and prosperous. The staff at the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre know how hard you are working to grow your business, to develop new leads, find new markets.

This fall is packed with opportunities to inspire you to dream big and get the support to make it happen. Be inspired and informed by thought leaders, innovators and creative thinkers – headlined by David Usher – at events and programs around Brampton.

We would like to thank RBC for generously sponsoring the activities that are taking place this month. Branding for Dream Big Brampton was done by Now Creative Group.

Dream Big: An Evening with David Usher

October 29, 2015 – Starts at 6:00PM

Dream Big features artist, author and entrepreneur David Usher as he speaks on how to bring creativity, innovation and inspiration to the work that you do. David will share his fascinating formula to stimulating creativity through a mix of music, video, and experimentation, and brings to life the core elements needed to build a more dynamic, fulfilling, and innovative creative process at work. Get your tickets now for the best seats in the house.

Dream Big Brampton Poster David Usher


More Events for Small Business Month in Brampton

Networking can be both fun and fruitful!
October 6, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

They say your networth is determined by your network. Whether this is true or not, at the end of the day we are all in the people business. Building and maintaining relationships is vital for your success in any business. And one of the best ways to do that? You guessed it, networking.

One Minute Message: How to Introduce Your Business Clearly, Powerfully And Persuasively!
October 7, 2015 – 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Michael Lewis will help you discover how to create and deliver a short and powerful message about your business that summarizes the primary benefits and generates instant interest in your prospects.

Sell Your Crafts on Etsy!
October 14, 2015 – 5:45PM to 8:30PM

From tagging your items to capturing great photographs of your products, this Starting on Etsy workshop will provide the tips and tricks needed to start your Etsy shop. This will be a helpful workshop for all those interested in opening a shop on the platform, or for those who are just starting out. Join us and learn more about selling on Etsy! Participants will receive 20 free listings!

Age Friendly Business – Be ahead of the wave
October 19, 2015 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Do you know and understand your senior client/customer? You should.
40% of Boomers report feeling ignored and many feel downright invisible by the very business asking for their money, that can change! learn more about how to offer a customer experience that is relevant, respectful, safe and welcoming.

Importing – First Steps
October 21, 2015 – 9:30AM – 11:30PM

Importing This workshop covers product-related issues such as permits and quotas; country-related topics including certificates of origin; financial topics such as Incoterms and tariffs; the role of logistics partners; and Canadian customs documentation and clearance. Links are provided to guides and regulations.

Exporting – First Steps
October 21, 2015 – 12:30PM to 2:00PM

This workshop provides information on key government programs, services and resources available to new and potential exporters in Ontario. Offers a structured approach to ‘who does what’ at all levels of government, and important resources to help build the export plan.

Brampton Tech Talks: The Future of Touch Technology
October 22, 2015 – 6:30PM to 9:00PM

Avanindra Utukuri – Executive Chairman/CTO — Mr. Utukuri was one of the founders of Baanto upon its formation in 2009 and is responsible for the technical direction of the Baanto product. His twelve years of extensive business and technology experience includes the development and commercialization of high-tech products for commercial and consumer applications. Mr. Utukuri is a graduate of the Engineering Science program of the University of Toronto.

Entrepreneurs Connect Series: Sales
Topic: How to increase quality leads for higher close rates
October 28, 2015 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Back by popular demand, the Entrepreneurs Connect series returns with four additional events for the Fall/Winter, Hosted by the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre. What you will learn in this session:

How to calculate lead scores to identify better quality sales leads
When and how to nurture leads
How a renewed focus on higher quality leads builds trust

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