Community Economic Development Commission Invites Island Businesses to Educational Opportunity & to Expand Your Market

How can island businesses offset Impacts of seasonal fluctuations… - Initiatives that boost our island’s economic health and well being are a key focus of the Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC). The CEDC is inviting island businesses to learn more about programs currently available that provide knowledge and expertise to help offset impacts of seasonal business fluctuations. An opportunity to learn how to expand markets is scheduled for Monday, March 4 at the Salt Spring Public Library. Darrell Goertzen, Export Advisor with the Export Navigator Program from Small Business BC will be the speaker.

“We’re really excited for folks to come and join us to learn how to identify new markets and see what support services are available via the province and through federal programs. There’s also an opportunity to diversity your customer base, increase profits and to foster innovation. And plus it’s a great networking event to share and learn from those in attendance,” says CEDC Commissioner, Holly MacDonald who is helping grow island businesses through the Rural Business Accelerator.

Diversifying revenue sources and sales channels is a must for Salt Spring Island businesses to improve chances for long lasting business success. Developing new markets can offset impacts of seasonal business fluctuations and dependency on just a few clients. The program’s goal is to assist those seriously looking to strengthen or grow their business by pursuing markets off the Island. Local entrepreneurs are invited to show up on the day, no registration is required.

Join us for light snacks, the details are below:

WHAT: Expand Your Market
DATE & TIME: Monday, March 4 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Snacks provided
LOCATION: Salt Spring Island Public Library, Program Room
INFORMATION: Registration isn’t required. Just show up!
QUESTIONS? Email: RuralBusinessAccelerator@gmail.com

February 27, 2019 1:00 PM