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Goal Setting | Getting Your Business Started
Our Waterfront Chats meetup series is geared at start-up businesses and provides an opportunity to hear from and network with local entrepreneurs and organizations. Learn about their successes, barriers and challenges to launching and growing their small businesses. Attendees will also be given an opportunity to provide a thirty-second pitch and network. We hold Meetups almost every month, and every event will be unique. Small Business BC Meetups are open to entrepreneurs at any stage of business and from all industries. Follow the conversation using #SBBCMeetup. Speaker: LAURA AVELEDO SBBC STAFF, SEMINAR SPEAKER Laura Aveledo is the Business Planning and International Trade Advisor. Laura takes her clients on a “business planning journey” which includes research, evaluation and development of business strategies and defining actions to encourage business growth. Laura is a Biologist with an MBA as well as a Masters in International Marketing. She brings to her role over 15 years of international experience developed in a broad range of businesses from international corporations to financial services and not-for-profits; she has also developed her own business. Laura has advised over 300 entrepreneurs from varied industry backgrounds and has been an instructor in Entrepreneurship, marketing and Management. Laura is a mentor for multiple organizations including Futurpreneur, UBC MBA students, and Forum of Women Entrepreneurs. Laura speaks 3 languages – English, Spanish and French. Agenda: 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Networking 5:15pm – 5:20pm – Opening Remarks 5:20pm – 5:50pm – 30 Second Introductions from Attendees 5:50pm – 6:30pm – Panel Discussion 6:30pm – 6:35pm – Closing Remarks 6:35pm – 7:00pm – Networking Reserve your place now, as space is limited! Event fee: $10 online $12 at the door Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Small Business BC

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    Are you starting or growing your BC business, want to meet with like-minded business people and love to learn? Join Small Business BC at our Meetup events at Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver.

    Come ready to network, share ideas and get feedback from your fellow entrepreneurs. Each month also features guest speakers who will share their experiences and provide valuable insight into how you can achieve your goals. Topics will include starting up, growing your business, and international trade.

    Don’t miss this chance to move your business forward. Register for our next Meetup now!

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