2022 Entrepreneurs Connect Summer Series

In-person seminars are back!

This summer, we are partnering with Meridian to bring you four in-person seminars relevant to small businesses today, presented by experts in the field.  Get your questions answered: share experiences with one another and pose questions for discussion with the expert presenter and each other, together.

Connecting is the best form of learning! join us as we work together to help your business succeed. ​                         ​​

How to Choose the Right Business Structure
Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Before registering your business, you should consider the different options available to you. From a legal point of view, there are three common types of businesses: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Corporation. Each structure has different and important implications for liability, taxation, and succession.  Find out the advantages and disadvantages of each structure, to help you choose the right path for your business.

Speaker: Khurram Shazzad - District Vice President – Meridian  

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Start-up Business Basics
Wednesday, July 20th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Whether you have a winning idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching a business, this session is for you.  Discussion will revolve around how to get your business off the ground. Topics to include different types of financing that may be available, dealing with FI’s – what to expect as well as managing your credit report.

Speakers: Shafi Shaikh - Senior Small Business Advisor & John Thompson – Senior Manager Business Banking

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Business Plan 101
Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn the key components of a great business plan and leave with a framework for moving your ideas to the next level.  This presentation will provide insight preparing a successful business plan that is an important tool for planning for the future of your business. Banks and other FI’s will often require if you require financing.

Speakers: Brenda Burjaw - Director, Commercial Banking & Nav Saini - Director, Commercial Banking

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Market Research/Social Media Networking                         
Wednesday, September 21st from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Topics will include different ways to market your business which include suggestions and ways to leverage social media to be successful 

Speaker: Gabrielle Sotola – Business Banking Sales Specialist

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