The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has been connecting with the local business community for 108 years now and by far some of their favourite start-up stories are from those who could be described as ‘accidental entrepreneurs’ – regular people with little to no business experience, who nonetheless have an idea or product they feel compelled to bring to market.
The nature of small business often means you have to be your own accountant, lawyer, bookkeeper, marketing and social media team at the same time as you satisfy your financier, customers, yourself and often your family members.
In essence: be all things to all people from conception onward. That’s a big ask for someone venturing into a new world, let alone for those with an established business background. The Chamber aims to assist small and home-based business people who are struggling to keep up with all these expectations.
Home and small businesses workshop
Thanks to generous support from the Town of Sidney and Districts of Central and North Saanich, the Chamber has designed a day of fun and unique learning experiences with numerous workshops and activities. Take in open discussions with industry experts, one-on-one sessions, podcast opportunities and support from successful entrepreneurs addressing the challenges that have been identified by workshop participants.
Closing out the afternoon, hear from keynote speaker, Darian Kovacs of Jelly Marketing, known for off-the-wall ideas, fantastic stories and huge energy. Kovacs is committed to making sure your brand or business reaches its market goals and will be presenting ideas you can implement yourself.
The full-day event comes to Mary Winspear Centre Feb. 25. Limited tickets are on sale now at peninsulachamber.ca/events
You’ll have the opportunity to explore ideas, solutions and possibilities with other like-minded people and create a true support network.
Although the day’s activities are serious business, the event will be presented in a lighthearted manner allowing for maximum participation and sharing of expertise. Lunch and break times are also covered with creative and customizable food and beverage options.
Whether you are an accidental or intentional entrepreneur, the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is here to serve you!