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    Michelle Holden

    The themes this quarter include:

    1. Social Media – An Impact on your Business
    Click here to download the .pdf presentation.

    • Today’s consumers are using online tools to help with purchasing decisions. With little effort, they can learn about your business and share their experience good or bad. How well is your company’s online presence representing your business?
    • Kristina Dubois of Form and Affect will share what to expect when you properly invest in your companies online presence.
    • Join us as we examine:
      • Which online platforms are reliable for our industry
      • What to look for in a social media company if outsourcing
      • What type of investment in time and money is required to use each platform effectively
      • Which platform is most useful for wood companies.

    2. Health & Safety – Strategies for Success
    Click here to download the .pdf presentation.

    • If the Ministry of Labour (MOL) shows up at your workplace, they may ask for specific information and paperwork. Find out how to present your company’s data, so you’re not caught off guard.
    • Randy Dignard is President of Industrial Safety Trainers Inc. with over 30 years experience with Health and Safety and is recognized by Ontario courts as an expert in his field. He will discuss what the MOL is looking for and where to get them.
    • Randy will focus on the top 7 things employers need to understand. If there has been a workplace accident or if the MOL shows up for a spot inspection, they may be evaluating you, and your business based on employers legislated responsibilities.

    3. Export Development – The resources to advance your company and experience to get you there.
    Click here to download the .pdf presentation.

    • Have you ever thought about exporting your Canadian made product but had questions and concerns? Are you concerned about sales risk? Need more capital? Do you lack a network of experts to assist you with your business?
    • Lucian Mihett Export Development’s Senior Account Manager and an experienced commercial bankerwill discuss how to access capital, de-risk international sales, and take advantage of the current low-interest-rate environment.
    • Since 1944 Export Development Canada has facilitated more than $1.5 trillion in exports and foreign investments by Canadian Companies. Given our small domestic market, Canadian businesses have to think globally to compete and grow. EDC is Canada’s international trade expert and devoted to supporting Canadian companies with international business opportunities.
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