Celebrating the Success of Vaughan Entrepreneurs

Introducing … a Small Business Week 2014 blog series

The Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) is proud to present a blog series on Small Business Week. This annual event is a celebration of entrepreneurship and highlights the insights and advice that small business professionals and industry experts will offer during Vaughan Small Business Week (Oct. 20 to 24). This year, the province of Ontario is celebrating 35 years with a “salute to small business.”

Small business in Vaughan: the backbone of a successful city

Vaughan has a strong and vibrant small business community of more than 10,000 businesses. Small business is the backbone of a successful city, and Vaughan proudly supports the growth and entrepreneurial spirit of its community.

Vaughan Small Business Week will celebrate the success of entrepreneurs. They are the source for business innovation in our local economy. The City and VBEC, in collaboration with VBEC partners, will be hosting five full days of informative sessions. These will include business seminars, workshops and networking events.

Every year more than 600 business people participate in this week-long series of events and activities. Vaughan Small Business Week has provided hundreds of well-established, growing and aspiring entrepreneurs with a dynamic platform from which to learn, collaborate and grow their business.

What to expect during Vaughan Small Business Week

Program highlights for the week:

  • Oct. 20: evening for young entrepreneurs
  • Oct. 21: innovation showcase
  • Oct. 22: finance symposium
  • Oct. 23: insights on navigating trade with the U.S.
  • Oct. 23: how to self-publish your book for your business
  • Oct: 23: media and marketing forum
  • Oct. 24: Arts Exposed Conference — listen to an extraordinary presentation titled From the Streets of Montreal to World-Renowned Powerhouse – the Story of Cirque du Soleil, delivered by Yannick Spierkel, vice-president of Cirque du Soleil

Be sure to attend this year’s opening ceremony to celebrate, network and learn about what the week has in store for you! Visit our website for a full calendar of events.

To register, visit us online at www.vaughan.ca/vbec.

Julia Gersh
Small Business Consultant
Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC)



Visit the City of Vaughan’s website at www.vaughan.ca.


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