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Small Business Week in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

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Celebrate small businesses in Peterborough & the Kawarthas during Small Business Week October 15-21, 2023 with local events hosted by our collaborative regional business support organizations.

Use #SmallBizWeekPtbo in your social posts to take part in the conversation online.

Small Business Week Events

Small Business Week Event Graphic - two people shaking hands outside of a business. On the left hand side, background is green with text that reads: Learn to Buy, Sell, or transition Your Business. Plan your business future with Community Futures peterborough and BDC. Free Breakfast at the Golf and Country Club! Learn from Industry Experts. October 17 at 7:30 am. Peterborough Golf and Country Club. Register Now.

October 17

Learn to Buy, Sell, or Transition Your Business

Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Location: Peterborough Golf & Country Club, 1030 Armour Road, Peterborough

Small Business Week Event Graphic: Green background with a headshot of Gina Parete. Text reads: Understanding Legal Business Structures in Canada. Celebrating Small Business Week October 16-20, 2023

October 17

Understanding Legal Business Structures in Canada

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual Webinar

Small Business Week Event graphic with a white and green background with geometric designs. Small round headshot of Jonatan Morgenroth. Text reads: Wednesday, October 18. How to sell in Canada: A masterclass by Jonatan Morgenroth of Avansa. Wed, October 2023. 10:00 am - 11:00am EDT. Innovation Cluster.

October 18

How to Sell in Canada: A Masterclass by Jonatan Morgenroth of Avansa

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Innovation Cluster, 270 George St. N., Third Floor, Peterborough

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October 18

2023 Business Excellence Awards

Time: 5:45pm

Location: The Venue & Showplace Performance Centre, downtown Peterborough

Small Business Week Event Graphic. Black background bleeding into a man and woman holding notebooks and a phone with a room behind them. Text reads: PitchIt! Ideas Unleashed 2023. Experience Shark Tank Live at Trent University. Live Pitches, Netowkring, Refreshments. October 19th. 6PM - 8PM. Free to Attend. RSVP Now (limited spaces)

October 19

PitchIt! Ideas Unleashed 2023

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Trent University Student Centre, 1680 West Bank Drive, Peterborough

Event Graphic. Orange and yellow background looking like cheese drinking. A vector image of a fork and knife and a plat are at the bottom. Text reads: Peterborough Mac + Cheese Festival. #Dishcover downtown Peterborough's most epic mac and cheese dishes. It's really fact it's un-brie-lievable. 21 Dishes, all October long. The Adventure is Yours.

October 1-31

Peterborough Mac & Cheese Fest

Peterborough Mac & Cheese Festival runs the month of October with 21 different mac and cheeses to try across downtown Peterborough restaurants. Taste them all and vote for the winner.

Upcoming Workshops

The Business Fundamental Workshop Series is presented in collaboration between Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre, Community Futures Peterborough, and Innovation Cluster

Tools & Resources

Connect with the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre for confidential one-on-one consultations, workshops, tools and resources.

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Download the Small Business Toolkit, a step-by-step guide for aspiring and new business owners to walk through the process of taking ideas and making them a reality

Does your business operate in the Tourism sector, including culinary, hospitality, entertainment, agritourism, arts & culture, live music and accommodation? Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism offers a comprehensive overview of industry resources.

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Find the financing solution for your business through Community Futures Peterborough.

Discover more about business loans and programs available to businesses.

Set yourself up for success to build, launch, or scale up your tech startup through Innovation Cluster’s core programs.

Find resources, financial assistance, job boards and more through the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce Resource Hub

Small Business Week in Peterborough & Kawarthas is brought to you by:

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