Small Business Conference - October 17

October 3, 2016

Small Business Conference - October 17

Celebrate. Meet. Inspire.

Small business owners are invited to attend the Small Business Conference on Monday, October 17.


Monday, October 17, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Community Centre (Agora)
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Register online by October 14 (Cost: $25 per person) 

Business owners and managers will learn how to lead, diversify and plan for the future. Agenda includes:

  • Welcome from Mayor Roxanne Carr
  • Keynote by Lori Schmidt, CEO of GoProductivity: Leading and Rebuilding Your Business in Turbulent Times 
  • Diversifying Your Business by Terry Gerlinsky, Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Fail to Plan… Plan to Fail by Emily Deveaux, School of Retailing, University of Alberta
  • Many business development organizations on site.

Continental breakfast is included.

The Small Business Conference is designed to support small businesses, which account for a significant amount of local economic activity and job creation in Strathcona County. Alberta is home to a leading population of entrepreneurs. Of the businesses in Strathcona County, 65 per cent are self-employed, and another 33 per cent are micro-to-small business owners. Making up 98 per cent of business in this community, small business is big business.

Every October, business owners and managers participate in the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Small Business Week to help create and develop strong businesses – where over 10,000 like-minded business people across Canada, celebrate, meet and inspire one another.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595