Helping Small Business Stay Competitive

The winter provides a much needed rest from the active spring, summer and fall seasons here in Prince Edward County.  Whether you’re in  tourism, construction, landscaping, professional services or agribusiness, the winter down time  provides a chance to plan and strategize for future growth opportunities.

The County’s Winter Survival Workshops deliver important and relevant training and education to small businesses in Prince Edward County to help them stay competitive. Business operators can find workshops that provide valuable information, such as the adopting the use technology, opportunities to remain competitive, maximizing the tourist season or ensuring a financially sustainable transition into retirement or the sale of a business.

The Winter Survival Workshops are administered by The Community Development Department in partnership with The Small Business Centre, Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC) and the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce. These partnering organizations identify relevant topics through data compiled by partners as well as agency meetings and client feedback. Workshops are then created to contribute to business knowledge, transformation, performance and growth.

Please sign up to our Workshops newsletter (BELOW)  to be notified of the next available workshops.

Winter Survival Workshops for 2018

January 30:     Valuing a Business for Sale or Purchase/Succession Planning
February 6:      Building Better Businesses

—6 Steps to Building a Better Business
—5 Ways to Profits, Growth for any Business
—Why Businesses Fail (with a positive spin)

February 13:    Developing the Marketing Portion of your Business Plan
February 20:    Photography and Design Workshop I

(ONLY for those who have not participated in this workshop with Ruth Gangbar & Chris Gentile previously.)

March 6:          Diversity Workshop
April:                Food Handling Course (date TBD)