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Prince Edward Island Small Business Week

Here in PEI, we have plenty of small businesses that are the backbone of our economy.  We want to celebrate the many entrepreneurs that work hard every day to provide products, supports and services locally and across the globe. We've put together a calendar of upcoming events.  Please note that as many events are virtual, some may not be represented in our local time zone. Please register in advance for events you're interested to ensure you are able to attend at the correct time. For a complete listing of BDC events across Canada, you can view their website for other great virtual events you may be interested in.

What is BDC Small Business Week?

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for over 40 years. Every year, close to 10,000 entrepreneurs gather to learn, network and celebrate the people building businesses across the country.

Forging the way forward

The coronavirus pandemic has caused one of the most important economic crises in history. In this unprecedented context, Canadian entrepreneurs have once again shown their courage and ability to adapt. This year for Small Business Week, Business Development Canada is taking the time to recognize their resilience, trying to understand what has changed for Canadian businesses and looking to build for the future in these uncertain times.

Small Business Week Events

Oct
21
Wed
2020
all day Love Local, PEI ALL-DAY Business... @ Online #LoveLocalPEI
Love Local, PEI ALL-DAY Business... @ Online #LoveLocalPEI
Oct 21 all day
LOVE LOCAL, PEI ALL-DAY BUSINESS MARATHON Look for the Chamber online and in-person as they safely #LoveLocalPEI and turn the spotlight on member businesses in an all-day tour of the greater Charlottetown area.
9:00 am Celebrating Small Business Week ... @ Freeland Dining and Gas Stop
Celebrating Small Business Week ... @ Freeland Dining and Gas Stop
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Visit us at Freeland Dining and Gas Stop and enjoy a Complimentary Coffee! CBDC West Prince Ventures Limited and Rural Action Centre Alberton will also visit local entrepreneurs to show support for our local business community as part of Small Business Week Celebrations!
1:00 pm Adjust, Adapt and Transform with... @ Virtual Event
Adjust, Adapt and Transform with... @ Virtual Event
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Doug Griffiths and Heather Thomson from 13 Ways as the keynote speakers for 2020 Small Business Week. Innovation PEI and CBDC Central PEI are delighted to sponsor this virtual Small Business Week event
1:00 pm Success in Times of Crisis: Thes... @ Virtual Event
Success in Times of Crisis: Thes... @ Virtual Event
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover the inspiring movement of entrepreneurs who’ve been thriving through this terrible year. About this Event Wednesday October 21, 2020 Success in Times of Crisis: These Entrepreneurs Rule! with Mackay CEO Forums Discover the inspiring movement of entrepreneurs who’ve been
3:00 pm Forging The Way Forward Online: ... @ Virtual Event
Forging The Way Forward Online: ... @ Virtual Event
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forging The Way Forward Online: Get Started with E-Commerce brought to you by Digital Main Street, Google and BDC Description COVID-19 has changed everything, including how consumers shop. Join Google, Digital Main Street, and local business owners to learn how
Oct
22
Thu
2020
9:00 am Greater Summerside Chamber of Co... @ Virtual Event
Greater Summerside Chamber of Co... @ Virtual Event
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
This is a fun and effective way to make some new connections in a short amount of time. Break out into zoom rooms with other business professionals and expand your network!
9:00 am RURAL ACTION CENTRE hosts a Busi... @ Virtual Event
RURAL ACTION CENTRE hosts a Busi... @ Virtual Event
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Six Common Errors in Business Writing, Oct. 22 Description Does your writing convey your professionalism and boost your effectiveness? Join writing instructor and former journalist Lori Mayne for a ninety-minute webinar that will help you improve your writing skills by
9:30 am Celebrating Small Business Week ... @ Maple House Bakery and Cafe
Celebrating Small Business Week ... @ Maple House Bakery and Cafe
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Visit us at Maple House Bakery and Cafe and enjoy a Complimentary Coffee! CBDC West Prince Ventures Limited and Rural Action Centre Alberton will also visit local entrepreneurs to show support for our local business community as part of Small Business Week Celebrations!
10:00 am LAUNCH OF THE FRANCOPHONE IGNITI... @ Virtual Event
LAUNCH OF THE FRANCOPHONE IGNITI... @ Virtual Event
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am
RDÉE Prince Edward Island will launch the 2020-2021 edition of its Francophone Ignition Contest on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. during a Facebook Live session. This contest, which is similar to the Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den and Dans l’oeil
2:00 pm Retail entrepreneurs: How to mak... @ Virtual Event
Retail entrepreneurs: How to mak... @ Virtual Event
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
About the Event In advance of the holiday season, hear from seasoned entrepreneurs and Shopify experts on how to sell in new and innovative ways to get more of your products into the hands of customers, online or in-store. Featured
2:00 pm Trailblazers: Mental Health & En... @ Virtual Event
Trailblazers: Mental Health & En... @ Virtual Event
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Trailblazers: Mental Health & Entrepreneurship @ Virtual Event
You’re invited to join us virtually on October 22 to hear from four incredible Canadian entrepreneurs on the importance of mental health. You’ll hear about the highs and lows of business ownership—and how they manage through it all. Entrepreneurship can
6:30 pm 2020 Small Business Week Keynote... @ A Virtual Experience - Open to everyone!
2020 Small Business Week Keynote... @ A Virtual Experience - Open to everyone!
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2020 Small Business Week Keynote Address with Hockey Legend, Hayley Wickenheiser @ A Virtual Experience - Open to everyone!
Forging the Way Forward  A Virtual Experience with World Champion and Hockey Legend, Hayley Wickenheiser  RBC and the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce are delighted to have Hayley Wickenheiser as our keynote speaker for 2020 Small Business Week.  

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