The Dufferin Board of Trade offers many educational and networking opportunities to help you build your business skills, increase your connections, and gain exposure for your business.

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October 2017

Enhance your Online Presence

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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$25

Developing an effective online presence is essential in attracting customers to your business. Kelly Brooks, President and CEO of SpeakFeel Corp., will discuss options and ideas to help you optimize your website, social media platforms, and other online tools to promote your business and engage with customers. Whether you are just starting to develop an online presence or you’re looking to enhance existing content, this workshop will provide you with valuable information and advice to market your business effectively. If…

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DFA AGM

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shelburne Agricultural Comm, 377 William Street
Shelburne, ON L0N 1S1 Canada
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November 2017

Bridges to Better Business – Food Entrepreneurship: From concept to kitchen to comercialization

November 2 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive
Mono, ON Canada
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$30.00

Dana McCauley, Executive Director of Food Starter, will share proven strategies that will help food entrepreneurs get a strong start, cultivate steady growth and reap ultimate success. Learn how to succeed in the flourishing food sector. Michele Harris of Headwaters Tourism and Phil Dewar of Soulyve will discuss the growing popularity of culinary tourism in Dufferin County. Learn best practices from successful local food entrepreneurs: Soup Girl - Jennifer Clark; Fire in the Kitchen - Christian Horner; Laura's Luscious Pies…

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Write an Effective Business Plan

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mel Lloyd Centre, 167 Centre Street
Shelburne, ON L9V 3R8 Canada
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$20

In this interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of a business plan and take practical steps to create their own business planning documents. As participants work on their individual plans, they will learn how to describe the company’s vision, mission, goals and activities, begin the market analysis and promotional plan, formulate the pricing strategy, calculate financial outlays and revenues, and work on the financial forecasts.

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Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Regulations

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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Free

Earl Glyn-Williams from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will provide business owners with an overview of their legal responsibilities under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and provide information on the mandatory coverage rules in the construction industry. Attendees will learn about their roles and responsibilities, who is required to register with WSIB, how to register, how rates are calculated, how to file a claim, how the mandatory coverage rules in the construction industry affect the clearance certificate…

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DWIB 15th Anniversary Gala & Sparkle Awards

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Best Western PLUS Inn & Suites, 7 Buena Vista Drive
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 0A2 Canada
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Let's celebrate all business women in our community! Enjoy a festive networking dinner, music, photo booth and award presentations.

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