Small Business Week 2018

Date:   Friday, October 19, 2018

Time:   Noon - 4:00 PM

Place:  Cornwallis Inn Ballroom, Kentville

October 14-20th is Small Business Week. In celebration, Valley Credit Union is hosting a free seminar and all small businesses in the Annapolis Valley are invited to attend! Join us for lunch, networking, and presentations specifically for small business owners and managers.

Registration and Networking 11:30 am
Lunch 12:00 noon
Welcome Message 12:30 pm
Presentations 1:00 pm
Networking 2:30 pm (approx.)

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The Importance of Financial Manangement

This presentation will introduce what financial management is, what some aspects of it are and how it helps with managing your business.

Presented by:


Brad McIsaac,
Senior Account Manager, Small Business

A Senior Manager with an Executive MBA, Brad has 8 years progressive Sales & 10 years of Senior Sales leadership experience in Business Development and Major Accounts; proven ability to control costs, develop innovative methods to overcome obstacles and increase revenues, hire and mentor top-producing staff, and institute practices that translate into profit; have been responsible for $25M in annual revenue, 16 direct reports and a $2M annual department budget.

The Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a free tool that can be used at every stage of your business to help identify and refine 9 key components to any new business, product or service.  This session will introduce you to the Business Model Canvas, will highlight the 9 components, and show you how they can be applied in the planning process.

Presented by:

James Schofield
Senior EDO: BusinessNOW Lead

Leading the Valley Regional Enterprise Network’s BusinessNOW program, James supports businesses of all sizes across virtually every industry in the Annapolis Valley.  James also serves as President of Fusion Annapolis Valley, a not-for-profit organization that supports young entrepreneurs and young professionals through networking and building connections, and is a mentor with the Junior Achievement Company Program.


Joel Stoddart
Business Counsellor, Consultant, and Trainer

A graduate of Acadia University’s School of Business (’03), Joel has owned and operated two of his own businesses while working to support an entrepreneurial culture here in the Valley. He is the co-founder of 100 Men Who Give a Damn! Annapolis Valley, and resides in Kentville with his wife Sacha, his son William, and his daughter Hannah.

Space is limited! Register now to reserve your seat today

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Special thanks to the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce for their support of this event.


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