Connecting Business and Government Support Services
The link to the ASL version of the information is
What: 2018 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo (SBIE)
When: Tuesday January 30, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM PST
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC
Who: The event features services to business rather than individuals, but you do not need to be a business owner.
*** To promote accessibility, sign language interpretation (ASL – English) will be available on-site. Please indicate with your registration if you will need this service. ***
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-vancouver-small-business-information-expo-tickets-39983651177 or just go to www.eventbrite.ca and look for SBIE
WHY: The SBIE will feature a tradeshow which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from over 50 support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Interested in learning about how government support programs can help your business and your clients? Please join us!
In addition to the tradeshow portion of the Expo, you will have the chance to attend FOUR free educational panel sessions created for current and prospective small business owners!
Innovation Lightning Round 9:00 – 9:30 am
· Rapid-fire presentations of programs which support R&D of innovative goods and services with combined annual contributions of ~$900 million in direct funding and $3.3 billion in indirect funding
Selling to Government 10:00 – 11:00 am
Interested in selling to the public sector? This panel brings together purchasing specialists from different levels of government who will help you understand the processes for government contracting.
Labour Market Potential 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Are you searching in the right places for great employees with the right skills and abilities? This panel will feature programs which support both employees and employers to fulfill their potential and deliver high value to your customers.
Access to Financing 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Looking for sources of capital? Want us to show you the money? This panel will bring together government representatives who will provide you with information on various financing (loans & grants) programs and resources available to your business.
The link to the ASL version of the information is https://youtu.be/bpCwUDEtLKo