Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:30 PM

City and Board of Trade Partner To Support Entrepreneurs

The City of St. John’s Business Information Centre celebrates Small Business Week 2018 by launching a new partnership with the St. John’s Board of Trade to support small businesses and business start-ups.

“The City of St. John’s is proud to collaborate with the St. John’s Board of Trade to launch the Business Solutions Pop-Up,” says Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary, council lead on Economic Development. “Services at the Business Information Centre are always entrepreneur focused. This bi-weekly partnership will improve our ability to provide support, information and advice to entrepreneurs.”

Staff from the St. John's Board of Trade and the City's Business Information Centre will be hosting ‘Business Solutions Pop-Ups’ at the City’s Welcome Centre, 348 Water Street, from 9 to 11 a.m. every second Thursday beginning Oct. 18, 2018.

These sessions are open to all entrepreneurs and existing business owners, to drop in with any business or business start up related questions.

“Small businesses are the engine of growth in our economy,” says St. John’s Board of Trade CEO Nancy Healey. “We must cultivate and nurture them at all phases of the business cycle. Small business owners play an essential role in moving St. John’s forward: they are risk takers, inventors, and community builders - but perhaps the most important title a small business owner holds is ‘job creator’.”

Small Business Week is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy. Events held during the week bring together entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs to provide them with opportunities to learn, network, share ideas and socialize with their peers.
 
Media Contacts:
Kelly Maguire
Media Relations
City of St. John's
709-576-8491
kmaguire@stjohns.ca  

Nancy Healey
CEO
St. John’s Board of Trade
726-2961
nhealey@bot.nf.ca