The annual Success 4 Business Expo is gearing up again for a full day of small business development education.
The event is being held at the Harvest Centre on Oct. 13th, with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. and programming starting at 8 a.m. Full VIP passes are $69, keynote passes are $39 and networking passes are free for online registrants and $10 at the door.
This year’s event theme is ‘Adapting for a brighter, innovative future.’
“As small businesses, we need to be adaptable and open to trying new things. We have to always be learning and remain competitive to help our businesses thrive,” said organizer Brenda Kolasa. “We’ve got a number of seminars ranging from sales techniques, revenue growth, social media, fraud prevention – you name it. If small business wants to know about it, it’s probably there.”
A new Tech & Innovation area, brought to the event by Red Deer College, will touch on a variety of topics within the theme and offer a new, exciting portion to businesses who may have attended in the past. Kolasa said there are a few other key sponsors in the Tech & Innovation area that will present trending products and new ideas for the upcoming year that ought to be very interesting to attendees.
Kolasa is also excited about this year’s keynote speakers – Jason Volk of Chatters and Brenda Robinson of the RobCan Group. Volk will be speaking about strategies for building a franchise empire and Robinson will speak on taking a positive approach to stress management.
This year, Success 4 Business Expo is also hosting a wide variety of mentoring partners who will be available for attendee information.
“We’ve got about 10 mentors in the lineup, and those with a full VIP seminar pass are able to book two mentoring sessions for free. Those sessions are really valuable to a lot of businesses because people are fully equipped with questions and not only leave with answers, but they also leave with a new relationship with that mentor,” Kolasa said.
The goal of the expo is to bring together members of the small business community to talk strategy, network and further develop their opportunities.