There are no quick and easy steps to get your product into grocery stores or onto restaurant menus. But taking the time to explore potential sales channels and understand customer expectations about locally sourced food can be worth it.
“Grocery stores and restaurants are looking for local food but there is still a price component. Restaurants that are independently owned have the flexibility and desire for local food,” says Wendy Banks of Lyndhurst, Ontario’s Wendy’s Country Market and Mobile Market, a local food delivery business....
by Amy Zoethout
Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for support to start or expand your business idea? The Small Business Centre, in collaboration with the Maker’s Mercantile, Fanshawe College, and Rural Response for Healthy Children, bring back the popular Huron SOUP event in support of women entrepreneurs.
Huron SOUP is a micro-granting community event that supports women who are interested in starting (or growing) their own businesses in Huron County. The community is also invited to come to this event happening Wednesday, March...
Networking has always been about making timely connections.
This motivational presentation hopes to re-ignite your desire to network more efficiently and effectively. Common courtesy covers more than just having and using good manners and includes proper business etiquette. Discover the right way to handle your in-person, on-the-phone and on-line connections with professionalism and in a manner that makes a positive first impression that lasts.
Register for this our next Better Business workshop on Thurs., June 16 from 7 to 9:30 pm with host...
Facebook is way more than just posting a happy thought each day.
It’s also: contests to attract new customers; discussion boards to educate and share; event announcements to draw crowds and attention; a strategic tool to increase business during slow times; an inexpensive way to connect frequently with loyal customers; a way to reward; a way to differentiate; a way to tell a story; to excite, inspire, encourage and SELL!
Register today to attend Facebooking for Small Business with host Teresa Renee of Designed to Connect scheduled...
A panel of local entrepreneurs share their social media ideas and experiences on Thurs., June 2. Why not come and join us for what promises to be a fun and informative panel discussion.
Even if you consider yourself experienced and successful with your social media impact, you’ll likely take away some tips and tricks from these entrepreneurs. Come ready to share your own success stories.
Register – it’s required! Call 519-524-8394 Ext 3242 or email Amy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: REACH – Regional Equine and Agricultural...
Teresa Renee, founder of Designed to Connect, will host our May 19 workshop, From Concept to Creation: Making your own Marketing Materials. Designed to Connect is a full service web design & online marketing company located in Mitchell, Ontario.
Teresa graduated from Durham College for Website Design and Creation and considers herself a lifelong learner. Her passion is for marketing (specifically internet marketing), search engine optimization and training others on how to harness the amazing powers that the online world has given...
On Wed., May 11, Michael Lewis leads our next Better Business workshop, The Power of 1 – Sensational Service Generates Sizzling Sales.
This motivational seminar focuses on the simple concept of the power and influence just one delighted customer can have in your business success. It’s about anticipating and exceeding your customer’s expectations with an advanced “Show Time” customer service approach! Exceed their expectations and you’ll win big!
Date: Wed., May 11 from 7 to 9:30pm
To register: call 519-524-8394...
Why does nearly every business, small and large, seek to ‘SATISFY’ the customer when satisfaction is nothing more than mediocrity?
If being a middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, average performing, business is your goal, then skip this workshop! But be forewarned, you might get wind-burned as the businesses of those that DO attend fly past yours on the wings of absolutely THRILLED customers!
Simply put Customer Service means the degree of assistance and courtesy granted those who patronize a business. Excellent customer service is more...
The Huron Women in Networking (HWIN) Dinner is scheduled for Thurs., April 28 in Holmesville.
Plan on joining Huron SBEC at the White Carnation Banquet Hall for our next HWIN networking dinner. This popular dinner event has been drawing 40-60 women for an enjoyable and informational, networking experience for 13 years now. This evening event is a great opportunity to learn about local businesses and for a chance to win a door prize AND promote your own business!
You don’t have to own a business to participate… you may choose to share...
Join HBDC’s Business & Loans Manager Jim Niesen for our next workshop, Your Company’s Financial Lens – As Seen Through the Lender’s Eyes.
Want to know what your banker knows about your business? Want to learn how loan decisions are made based upon a seemingly random organization of numbers, figures and formulas? Even better, do you want to use the same information that bankers use to make better decisions in running your business? If you answered, ‘Yes’, ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’, then this workshop is for...