Small business week 2021

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
18
Mon
2021
8:00 am Transitioning for Stability & Su... @ Mill River Resort
Transitioning for Stability & Su... @ Mill River Resort
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Celebrating Small Business Week! The West Prince Chamber of Commerce will offer a FREE breakfast on Monday, October 18th from 8-10 AM at Mill River Resort to Celebrate Small Business Week. Join us as we introduce a small panel of
12:00 pm Small Business Week 2021 LUNCH &... @ Virtual
Small Business Week 2021 LUNCH &... @ Virtual
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Small Business Week 2021 LUNCH & LEARN: Ins and Outs of Social Media @ Virtual
Ins and Outs of Social Media: How to Make the Most of Your Online Presence Presented by:   Join Heather MacAulay, Chief Movement Officer and Vanessa Smith, VP of Design & Operations at VOLUME 18 to learn the ins and outs of
7:00 pm Startup Zone Presents: Founder F... @ Startup Zone
Startup Zone Presents: Founder F... @ Startup Zone
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Startup Zone Presents: Founder Film Night - Generation Startup @ Startup Zone
Startup Zone is kicking off Small Business Week at Startup Zone with our first Founder Film Night, featuring the 2016documentary, Generation Startup. About this event We are kicking off Small Business Week at Startup Zone with our first Founder Film
Oct
19
Tue
2021
8:00 am RDÉE PEI Presents: Entrepreneurs... @ Le Village musical acadien
RDÉE PEI Presents: Entrepreneurs... @ Le Village musical acadien
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
RDÉE PEI Presents: Entrepreneurs and Co-operators Breakfast @ Le Village musical acadien
  All francophone entrepreneurs and co-operators are invited to attend the free Entrepreneurs’ & Co-operators’ Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Village musical acadien in Abram-Village. Following a full breakfast, RDÉE PEI will launch its Francophone Ignition Contest and the Acadian and Francophone
8:30 am CBDB Presents: Kings Playhouse G... @ Kings Playhouse Georgetown
CBDB Presents: Kings Playhouse G... @ Kings Playhouse Georgetown
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
CBDB Presents: Kings Playhouse Georgetown: Small Business Week @ Kings Playhouse Georgetown
Join CBDC for Small Business Week at the beautiful Kings Playhouse in Georgetown for resources that will grow and adapt your business. 8:30-9:00: Registration and introductions (Please prepare to have Proof of Vaccination and valid Photo ID) 9:00-9:45: Margaret Gallant
11:30 am Small Business Week 2021 BUSINES... @ In-Person & Virtual attendance
Small Business Week 2021 BUSINES... @ In-Person & Virtual attendance
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Small Business Week 2021 BUSINESS INSIGHTS LUNCHEON: The Importance of Digitization in the Workplace @ In-Person & Virtual attendance
BUSINESS INSIGHTS LUNCHEON The Importance of Digitization in the Workplace   The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large-scale disruptions for businesses across the globe. It has forced organizations to quickly evolve and adapt in order to survive. Many were unprepared for
2:00 pm How to Fund Your Business: A Pan... @ Startup Zone
How to Fund Your Business: A Pan... @ Startup Zone
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Fund Your Business: A Panel Q&A @ Startup Zone
Startup Zone is inviting some local experts to help answer your questions about the best way to fund your next business idea or expansion. About this event Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to get the
Oct
20
Wed
2021
4:30 pm 2021 Small Business Week: MEGA M... @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
2021 Small Business Week: MEGA M... @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2021 Small Business Week: MEGA Mixer Social @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
MEGA MIXER SOCIAL   Wind down after your workday and join us as we celebrate Small Business Week together! Connect with other Island business owners and professionals, exchange ideas, build connections, and more in a casual setting. Enjoy music, fun
7:00 pm Startup Zone Presents: Epic Fail... @ Startup Zone
Startup Zone Presents: Epic Fail... @ Startup Zone
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Startup Zone Presents: Epic Fail Night: Inspirational Stories of Success @ Startup Zone
Inspirational stories of failure About this event Oftentimes in business, people are afraid to say the f-word: “failure”, but ask any great entrepreneur and they will tell you that the path to success is often lined with all kinds of
Oct
21
Thu
2021
8:00 am Breakfast with the Premier – Gre... @ Loyalist Country Inn
Breakfast with the Premier – Gre... @ Loyalist Country Inn
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Premier Dennis King gives his third economic talk to the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce membership. Sponsored by CBDC Central PEI.  

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