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PED’s Business Advisory Centre Announces Workshop Series

[PETERBOROUGH, ON]: Peterborough Economic Development (PED)’s Business Advisory Centre has announced their line-up for a five-part Workshop Series that will provide small business owners with training to enhance their skills in a variety of areas.

Created with the needs and interests of PED’s Business Advisory Centre clients in mind, the workshop series will delve into topics including sales, human resources, networking and money management. Workshops will also be held in various locations throughout the City and County of Peterborough to be convenient to the communities throughout the region.

The Workshop Series will kick off on Wednesday September 14th with BAC at the Bonfire, an interactive, storytelling event at Elmhirst’s Resort in Keene where entrepreneurs can inspire and be inspired by the success stories of other business owners.

Workshops include:

BAC at the Bonfire, Wednesday September 14, 2016 | 6pm – 8pm
Elmhirst’s Resort, 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, ON

The Art of Sales, Wednesday October 26, 2016 |6:30pm – 8:30pm
Township of Cavan Monaghan Council Chambers, 988 County Road 10, Millbrook

HR – The Human Connection, Wednesday November 23, 2016 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Marshland Centre, 64 Hague Boulevard, Lakefield

Art of Networking – Holiday Edition, Wednesday December 7, 2016 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, 175 George Street North, Peterborough
(This event will be held in partnership with the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)

Money Management, January 18, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Community Futures Peterborough, 351 Charlotte Street, Peterborough

“There are recurring themes in the types of questions we get from clients at the Business Advisory Centre,” explains Sandy Greenberg, Business Advisory Centre Lead with Peterborough Economic Development. “This exciting line-up of workshops offers a practical approach to learning, where entrepreneurs will come away with tools and takeaways they can implement into their business practices.”

PED’s Business Advisory Centre services are confidential and free-of-charge to entrepreneurs of every age at every stage of business growth. So far this year, the Business Advisory Centre has assisted more than 450 local entrepreneurs and connected business owners with over $180,000 in funding through the Starter Company, Summer Company and Business Launch Assistance, Support and Training (B.L.A.S.T.) Pilot Program.