Full slate for Small Business Week

Judith Sander, a Thunder Bay business consultant, is the featured guest for this year’s Small Business Week program developed by the AEDC and Chamber of Commerce.

Sander, owner of Water’s Edge Business Services, will cover a range of topics in “I want to see my sales soar”. Wednesday evening (7 pm, AEDC training room), including: marketing your product or service in a small town; techniques for planning and implementing cost-effective marketing strategies; costing, pricing, promotion; creating an image, with ideas that will be noticed.

“Dare to be different!” says Sander. In addition to working with a wide range of businesses and non-profits agencies in the city, Sander teaches at Confederation College and Lakehead University, is certified as a business trainer, and worked as regional coordinator of PARO, NOW women’s community loan fund.

Sander’s is one of five sessions planned for Small Business Week. At the same time as her presentation, Karen Loroff of the Thunder Bay Self-Help office, will speak on “Is it the right time for you to explore the opportunity for self-employment?”.  She will cover five steps to getting started, and how to start market research and business plans. (Her talk will be given in the AEDC board room. Like the training room, it is downstairs in the Voyageur Mall – enter via Gorrie St. for the 7 p.m. sessions). There is a $10 cost per participant, for either Sander’s or Loroff’s presentation.

Tonight, Brian Ross (Sun Life) and Judi Nault (Thunder Bay Insurance) will offer a program on insurance considerations for business owners. ($2 per participant)

Thursday, members and prospective members are invited to an information session on the Chamber advantages of membership. Chamber programs and details on its growing Internet presence.

Finally, on Friday, Roy Napish, tribal chief of Treaty 3, will be the guest speaker at a chamber luncheon at Errington Hall ($7.50 for lunch). Napish impressed delegates at the NWO Associated Chambers of Commerce convention here a few weeks ago with his insightful commentary on how to develop working relations with First Nations.

All of the sessions require pre-registration (Chamber at 597-1599 or AEDC at 597-2757).

October 12, 1999
Atikokan Progress