The Small Business Summit Presents "Think Global / Source Local" Event October 20

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The Small Business Summit features globally renowned speakers, thought-provoking seminars, and a trade show where entrepreneurs can network, and learn about products and services.

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Designed to drive business growth, knowledge and sourcing for small business owners/managers and entrepreneurs across the GTA key rim communities, the Small Business Summit will be a “game-changer” for both visitors and suppliers.

“Think Global / Source Local” signature business event is coming to Caledon Thursday, October 20th, appropriately held during National Small Business Month. Designed to drive business growth, knowledge and sourcing for small business owners/managers and entrepreneurs across the GTA key rim communities, the Small Business Summit will be a “game-changer” for both visitors and suppliers.

“The Town of Caledon is proud to participate in the 2016 Small Business Summit. Our Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness will be a beautiful backdrop for what’s sure to be a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs in the Peel, Dufferin, Halton Hills and York regions to learn, network and participate in thought-provoking seminars then shop for those services on the trade show floor,” says Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson.

The 2016 Small Business Summit features globally renowned speakers including: “America’s Business Expert” Bill Walsh of Powerteam International, considered one of the top success coaches in the world. Lance Secretan, one of the most insightful and provocative global leadership teachers of our time from The Secretan Centre, and Dragon’s Den success story Claudia Harvey, Founder of On the Verge, a highly sought after international speaker, who will impart business-savvy advice. Also joining The Small Business Summit, Bassem Ghali, of Green Lotus, the 2015 Winner of Entrepreneur of the Year. After hearing from these and other keynote business speakers, visit the trade show floor to experience all that both our local and industry - leading experts have to offer.

In addition to the powerful line up of global speakers, the Small Business Summit will offer a focus on “Green Business Opportunities.” Hydro One and Enbridge will be on hand to share insights on sustainability, green business practices and will be joined by regional and local business suppliers and services. Hydro One will provide details on “several programs offered for Commercial customers including the Small Business Lighting Program, High Performance New Construction, and the Retrofit Program.”

Additionally, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be available to answer questions about: “The Government of Canada’s commitment to a procurement system open to small and medium and regionally based businesses. (The) OSME encourages and assists small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) to participate in the federal government procurement process by providing information, counseling and training services. In addition, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) managed by OSME helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market.”

Small Business Summit tickets are available online now, for $30 pp. Experience a total of 16 Industry leaders/innovators offering tens of thousands of dollars of business consulting advice. Armed with motivation and new knowledge, show visitors can then shop the trade show floor for local service providers who represent the leading edge in business entrepreneurs who can help create, drive, and actualize business goals. Tickets will be $35.00pp at the door.

Don't miss the opening night Business Achievement Awards and Show Preview Reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 19th. Bill Walsh, “America’s Business Expert” will be delivering his keynote speech. is special evening will honor local business enterprise success stories, with awards presented by The Town of Caledon, Metroland Media Group and the Small Business Summit. Come for the evening and return the next day! As a special offer, tickets are $50pp and include complimentary return admission to the trade show the next day.

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