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Help for small business during Small Business Month

Learning how to grow your small business on Instagram and maximizing your company value are among the workshops the Markham Small Business Centre is offering as part of Small Business Month.

Small Business Week, which takes place during Small Business Month, is a national celebration of entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy.

It takes place every year during the third full week of October and is an opportunity to recognize and thank local businesses for their role in creating jobs and supporting our communities. In York Region, more than 84 per cent of all businesses are classified as small, demonstrating just how critical they are to the well-being of our local economy, York Region notes.

Grow Your Small Business on Instagram is a Digital Main Street Workshop and Webinar Series offered on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Angus Glen Library at 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. Among other things, you’ll learn how to use hashtags effectively and how to build a strong relationship with your Instagram followers that converts to sales. Click here to register for free and click here for more upcoming events and seminars.

Small Business Centres Ontario offer a series of 10 free online learning sessions designed to help you decide if starting your own business is right for you and then guide you through the steps to get started.

The York Small Business Enterprise Centre provides free support for anyone planning to start a small business or grow an existing one. It serves small businesses in the northern six York municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville. Click here to learn more about events it’s offering during Small Business Week. 

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