Small Business Week is almost upon us. An event started by the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1979, Small Business Week “pays tribute to the contributions that small and medium-sized business make to the Canadian economy” as stated on the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week Website.

Small Business Week is a gold mine of information; did you know that small business – defined as having fewer than 50 employees – account for 95 per cent of all business activity in Alberta?

REALTORS®, brokers, brokerages, and so many of CREBS® members and those they work with are small businesses. That is why CREB® is a partner organization with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for Small Business Week.

The Chamber has put together some great events to give new businesses and established businesses educational opportunities from learning how to find new customers to networking events to developing your business strategy.

CREB® will also be offering courses during small business week. While many will be geared towards REALTORS® just as many are open to the general public, including goal setting and marketing plan development.

So whether you are well established or just starting out, there will be something for you to choose from during all of the Small Business Week events.
Small Businesses we salute you and thank you for being such a fantastic part of the Alberta community.

Small Business Week Events Page – Calgary Chamber of Commerce

October 15th:

CREB® Events Page
Client Event Planning
Articles of Incorporation – Steps to Setting up Small Business Entity

Calgary Chamber of Commerce
ICA Group Facilitation Methods
Are You Ready for the Business Challenges Ahead?
Market Expansion Services in Calgary

Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
Airdrie Small Business Week Events
Small Business Week Kick-off Networking Luncheon

October 16th:

Mortgage Basics
Insurance Fundamentals to Protect Your Real Estate Business

Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Learn How to Find New Customers
Networking and Sample Exchange
Manifest a Go-Giver Culture

Calgary Economic Development
The Business Link’s Open House & Start-up Expo
Calgary Economic Development Events Page

October 17th:

Calgary Chamber of Commerce
ICA Facilitated Planning
Manifast Your Critical Business Strategy

Canmore Business & Tourism
Canmore Events Page
BizOnTheBow: After Hours

October 18th:

How Not to Get Sued in Real Estate
Goal Setting

Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Manifast Your Successful Succession
Tradeshow Expo and Awards Presentation

Calgary Economic Development
2013 Economic Outlook
Calgary Economic Development – 2013 Economic Outlook

October 19th:

Marketing Plan Development
Business Planning Fundamentals
Dress for Success
Retirement Financial Planning

Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Executive Sales Seminar – Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever