Celebrate Small Business Month at these great events!

CFIB would like to help you celebrate Small Business Month! We will be at these upcoming events and invite you to join us.

sbs-logoSmall Business Summit
October 19th opening night preview and business awards, 5:30 – 8pm Oct. 20, trade show and networking, 8am to 6pm

Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, 14111 Highway 50, Bolton, ON L7E 2V2

Get your tickets here. CFIB members get your 30% discount using the discount code “CFIB”.

The Small Business Summit features exhibits that cover virtually all areas of business, excellent networking opportunities and expert speakers, including:

  • Bill Walsh of Powerteam International, a top success coach
  • Lance Secretan, global leadership teacher from The Secretan Centre
  • Claudia Harvey, Founder of “On the Verge” and an acclaimed speaker
  • Bassem Ghali of Green Lotus, winner of Entrepreneur of the Year

Click here for more info and follow event updates @theSBSummit and on Facebook.


better-business-expoBetter Business Expo
October 20th, 1-8pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd S, Jerseyville, ON   L0R 1R0

Get your tickets here CFIB members get your FREE admission using discount code “cfib”.

The Better Business Expo is Canada’s largest one-day business development and trade show networking event, taking place during Small Business Week. In addition, attendees will receive:

A chance to win a prize package worth $25,000 in a live edition of “Pitch Pit”, a start-up/entrepreneurial competition

  • Social media tutorial
  • 200+ exhibits and a chance to network with hundreds of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs

Click here for more information about the event, or follow the conversation on Twitter.


small-biz-saturday-2016-header-croppedJoin in on Small Business Saturday Celebrations and win $1,500

Small Business Saturday is October 22nd! Join CFIB, Interac, independent businesses and consumers across the country in celebrating this important day. As an added bonus, you can win $1,500, provided by Interac e-transfer, simply by updating your ShopSmallBiz.ca listing. If you have not yet joined CFIB’s ShopSmallBiz directory, Canada’s only FREE directory exclusive to independent businesses and the people who love to support them, sign up here. Update your listing with photos and/or create a coupon for Small Business Saturday. It’s that simple! You will have the chance to win $1,500 plus special mention on Shop Small Biz and CFIB social media accounts.


small-business-forum_banner_1140x221-croppedSmall Biz Forum
October 25th, 9am – 4pm Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building, Level 800 (exhibit halls F and G) Get your tickets here. Free admission.

The City of Toronto’s 16th annual Small Business Forum will illustrate how creative ideas and mentoring can help transform small businesses into larger enterprises. The all-day forum will feature keynote presentations by inspiring Canadian entrepreneurs Diana Goodwin, Jeremy Potvin and Devon Brooks, along with a mentoring panel. The forum will also feature a panel discussion on the Digital Main Street business support platform and will have multiple breakout sessions on effective digital tools and strategies. More than 80 exhibitors will showcase their services for small businesses.

The annual forum, which is attended by more than 2,500 people each year, gives attendees from existing and new businesses alike the opportunity to network and learn from business community peers, including successful entrepreneurs, investors, lending institutions, sector experts and government program providers.

For information, click here or follow @enterpriseTO and #SBFTO.


E-Series Toronto 2016
October 25, 2016 Fairmont Royal York Hotel

The deadline for E-Series Toronto has been extended. CFIB is a proud sponsor of this educational + mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in the GTA and across Ontario. If you are in need of targeted support to take your business to the next level, get your application in today for this tried-and-true program brought to you by The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in Toronto.

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