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Great Events Happening in Vancouver for October and Beyond

By Anthony Taylor - October 02, 2013

Happy small business month everyone.

Recently I wrote a piece in the Vancouver Board of Trade on small business month and 8 ways to make the most of it.

I just wanted to take a few moments to share some of the events that are going on that might be great for your business.

Some of them SME Strategy is involved in: either advising the businesses, sponsoring some of the activities, or we just think that there will be opportunities for your business at.

Check out the list, and give us some feedback after.


Living in the new economy.

We believe in the Triple bottom line of : People, Planet, and Profits when working with clients and projects.

If we can do "good" with business, the world will be a better place.

We encourage you to check out this event, meet some great people and do "good" with you business.


Over 6 days, participants will:

  • Be inspired by some of Vancouver's leading thinkers and doers who are working to transform our economy right now.
  • Learn why people, the economy and our natural ecosystems are profoundly interconnected, and how we can use this insight to design for a generative economy.
  • Practice and experience first-hand new ways to collaborate with others to generate and implement powerful solutions.
  • Make meaningful connections with other change agents and sow the seeds of future collaborations.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to view our programme and get your tickets!

Via- Living in the new economy.


Small business BC.

As part of their initiative to support small businesses in Vancouver as well as greater British Columbia, Small Businesness BC is hosting several free seminars. http://www.smallbusinessbc.ca/general-business/celebrate-small-business-month-us-october

Topics include:

Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Half Day Condensed

Young Entrepreneurs: Business Planning and Financing

Make the Most of your Money: Small Business Banking Strategies

Get Down to Business! Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media Marketing.

You can see the full calendar for fall classes here.


Soho SME

Three dates across canada to celebrate those that work in a small office or home office (SOHO)

Join us in Vancouver on October 24th for an amazing day or speakers, trade show exhibits and of course, the after party.

All all your info for SOHO SME here.


On October 22nd the Vancouver Board of Trade, small business council will be putting on our first meet up of the year.

We have the good fortune of having Vancouver Board of Trade CEO: Iain Black coming to talk about organizational change.

Our focus at SME strategy is to help growing businesses. As businesses change, so to do the people and the culture.

Be sure to join us and learn from someone with years of experience in business and politics to see how he dealt with organizational change.

Tickets are 20$ and include a drink and appetizers. You can join the Meetup group here, and pay for your ticket at the official Board of Trade website.


Reveal business Case competition. November 15 to 17, 2013.

This business case competition is like no other. The organizers wanted to make the event as real as possible, so they created challenges the push the skills and preparation of all the competitors.

Take your standard business case completion and add some challenging business simulations based on real life events.

This event will pit university students from across canada, and test them like the real world of business would: Unexpectedly.

For more info go to: http://www.revealcompetition.com/competition/


Here's a blurb from the organizers. Contact them for sponsorship opportunities.

REVEAL Business Group (REVEAL) is a non-profit organization in Vancouver focused on personal and professional development. Established in 2012, we organized REVEAL Competition, a unique three-day experience that combines a business case, an online simulation, and live mini-challenges to test students’ business acumen as they are thrown into a competitive business industry acting as leaders of their own company. The inaugural year featured 150 delegates, judges, sponsors, and guests, many of whom are returning for our second year.

REVEAL Competition is not your typical case competition; our online simulation mimics the reality of creating business strategies and executing business decisions. Each team competes against one another for market share, where their decisions directly affect other teams’ results. Delegates face unexpected obstacles when thrown into dynamic live challenges such as elevator pitches or emergency press conferences, and they learn to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

In one weekend, you will have an exclusive opportunity to meet, network, and reach out to some of the brightest and talented business students from across Canada. We are on the lookout for great community partners to support this exciting experience. If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities or want to know how you can get involved, please contact us at sponsorship@revealcompetition.com.


Happy small business month! Be sure to connect with me personally on twitter at @anthonyctaylor to see where I'll be all month.

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