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Small Business Forum: Sales and Marketing

Thursday, December 3, 2020
8:30 am – 10:30 am

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As we gear up for the holiday shopping season, local Winnipeg experts want to share their top trends and best practices for marketing online. Our next Small Business Forum is your opportunity to reimagine how you connect with your clients and close the sales.

The forum will include a series of four mini 10-minute keynotes, topics include:

  • Selling is a human thing (we all do it!)
  • How to write content people will read
  • The secrets behind a successful social media account
  • The business case for supporting local

About our Small Business Forums:

Hosted four times a year, our Small Business Forums bring community together, to connect and confer on issues that are important to the success of their business, in a relaxed environment that will feature a short presentation from a keynote speaker.

Why you should register:

  • Connect one-on-one with other small business owners
  • Join multiple round table discussions with local members
  • Hear from keynote presenters on maximizing sales and marketing efforts
  • Shop Local in our Virtual Marketplace


8:30 a.m.          Networking
9:00 a.m.          Program starts
9:10 a.m.           Speaker #1 – The Art of Selling – Saina Fan, RBC
9:20 a.m.          Speaker #2 – Successful Social Media – Darryl Stewart, Chaeban Ice Cream
9:30 a.m.          Speaker #3 – Writing Content – Bryan Borzykowski, ALLCAPS Content
9:40 a.m.          Speaker #4 – The Business Case for Shopping Local – Obby Khan, GoodLocal.ca
10:00 a.m.        Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m.         Program Ends

Talk #1
The Art and Science of Selling, presented by: Saina Fan | Senior Manager, Business Enablement, RBC

Today 1 in 9 people identify as in sales, however what happened to the other 8?  if we look at the definition of sales, we will realized everyone is in some forms of sales. Previously when we think of ABC, we think it stands for Always Be Closing.  I would like to look at the new definition of ABC by Daniel Pink, Attunement, Buoyancy, and Clarity.  Together we can discover how to better connect and serve our customers.

Talk #2
Presented by: Darryl Stewart | Partner, Chaeban Ice Cream

Until COVID hit, Darryl was a silent partner in Chaeban Ice Cream, Winnipeg’s award-winning, small-batch premium ice cream manufacturer. With COVID here Darryl’s knowledge of technology and marketing along with his bootstrapping savvy came in handy to help save this brick-and-mortar company from disaster, pivoting the business to ecommerce and helping save this local icon.  Darryl is also co-founder and Chief Nerd of inclusionsystem.ca, a successful SaaS company which makes life easier for agencies supporting people with disabilities as well as ibexpayroll.ca which many Winnipeg businesses rely on.


Virtual Marketplace Booths


Thank you to our Small Business Supporters

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