Register now for small business summit

By Lindsay Advocate

Kawartha Lakes Ecosystem Network (KLEN) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) present The 2021 Small Business Summit taking place virtually and featuring a keynote address, local business panel, and dedicated networking time.

With the theme ‘Moving Forward,’ this virtual summit will focus on innovation, inclusion, and sustainability as we discuss the opportunities that lie ahead for small businesses in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County. From growing labour shortages and the rise of remote work, and the expansion of digital business, entrepreneurs need to focus on maintaining their growth amidst these changes.

The keynote speaker will be Shai Dubey, Faculty at Queen’s Business School, who will speak on post-pandemic small business recovery. Attendees will also hear from a diverse collection of business owners in our community during the Innovation and Resilience: A Local Perspective panel discussion and Q&A. Finally, the day will conclude with a virtual networking session where attendees can build ties within the small business community.

KLEN is network of organizations throughout Kawartha Lakes and the surrounding region who collaborate and share information to spur economic development, lead change, foster innovation and promote business growth in our rural communities.

More details about the event:

Tuesday, October 19 from 9:30 am to 1 pm

Supporting partners for the event include Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes CFDC, Peterborough and The Kawarthas Innovation Cluster, Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre, Kawartha Lakes Economic Development, Haliburton County Development Corporation, Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce, Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce, Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce, Cobocock, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce, Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Fleming College, Trent University, BDC, Workforce Development Board, Lindsay Downtown BIA, and VCCS.

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