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Welcome to Small Business Week. We hope that you gain some valuable knowledge from the events, workshops and presentations during this week!

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Saturday, February 20
 

9:00am EST

Business Plans
Learn about the parts of a business plan and the language that lenders and funding agencies would like to see in your business plan.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Kosmenko

Valerie Kosmenko

CEO, Baffin Business Development Corp


Saturday February 20, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel

9:00am EST

Basic Bookkeeping
Learn the basics around bookkeeping and why it is important to have your business finances in order.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Lester

Shawn Lester

Managing Partner, Lester Landau


Saturday February 20, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel

1:00pm EST

Reading & Understanding Financial Statements
What are business financial statements and what do they mean? If you have ever thought you need to better understand your balance sheet or income statement this workshop is for you!


Saturday February 20, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel
 
Monday, February 22
 

12:00pm EST

Lunch - SednaLink Fibre Optic Project
Join us for lunch and hear from Madeleine as she talks about the exciting future of Sednalink Fibre and what this means for Iqaluit and Nunavut.

Lunch is ordered from the Legion's regular menu or from the special of the day.

Speakers
avatar for Madeleine Redfern

Madeleine Redfern

COO, CanArctic Inuit Networks


Monday February 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Legion -Pat's Lounge

7:00pm EST

Kick off to Small Business Week
Join us as we kick off the long-awaited Small Business Week and hear from our great keynote speaker Crystal Martin-Lapenskie.

While you are out why not network and meet some new people.
Watch online:
English:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week
Inuktitut:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week-inuktitut

Speakers

Monday February 22, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel
 
Tuesday, February 23
 

4:00pm EST

Shopify 101
Have you been thinking about selling online but don't know where to start? Join us for this presentation on the No.1 eCommerce Platform for All Businesses. Start, Run + Grow Your Business with Shopify®.

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Speakers
CL

Cynthia Loiselle-Seguin

Campaigns Coordinator, Shopify
JS

Jas Singh

Campaigns Facilitator, Shopify


Tuesday February 23, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Virtual

6:00pm EST

The Labour Board & Employers
Join us to hear from the Labour Board and some of the common things that they run into with employees and employers.
Watch online:
English:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week
Inuktitut:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week-inuktitut

Speakers
AY

Arthur Yuan

Chair, Nunavut Labour Standards Board
JB

Jennifer Blake

Manager, Quasi-Judicial Boards, Department of Justice Government of Nunavut


Tuesday February 23, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Virtual

7:00pm EST

Virtual Fireside Chat with Lenders
Have you ever wondered what is out there for funding sources and lenders? Look no more! This is one presentation that you will want to attend to hear from all of the lenders in Nunavut including:
CanNor (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency)
Kakivak
NBCC (Nunavut Business Credit Corporation)
BBDC (Baffin Business Development Corporation)

Watch online:
English:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week
Inuktitut:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week-inuktitut


Speakers
DB

David Boyle

Director, Government of Nunavut -EDT
AM

Adeel Moghal

Manager, Major Accounts, BDC
avatar for Valerie Kosmenko

Valerie Kosmenko

CEO, Baffin Business Development Corp
PM

Peter Ma

Nunavut Business Development Corp
SF

Sara Flaherty

Canadian Northern Economic Agency (CanNor)


Tuesday February 23, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Wednesday, February 24
 

12:00pm EST

Lunch Presentation - Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum
Come down and have lunch and listen to what is going on at the museum and what is coming up for 2021.

Speakers
JK

Jessica Kotierk

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum


Wednesday February 24, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Legion -Pat's Lounge

6:00pm EST

Human Resources & Your Business
When you hire employees there are some obligations that you as an employer had. Listen to an experienced HR manager guide you through a snapshot of human resources.

Speakers

Wednesday February 24, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel

7:00pm EST

The NU Languages Act & Business
As a business operating in Nunavut do you know your obligation when it comes to the official languages of Nunavut?

Speakers
KA

Karliin Aariak

Languages Commissioner, Office of the Languages Commisioner of Nunavut


Wednesday February 24, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel

8:15pm EST

Insurance
There are many types of insurance but which ones do you need for your business? Have you heard of the Chamber Plan and the benefits to you and your employees?

Watch online:
English:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week
Inuktitut:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week-inuktitut

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Delabbio, B.COMM(HONS), FMA, CFP

Anthony Delabbio, B.COMM(HONS), FMA, CFP

Certified Financial Planner, The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Canada's #1Group Benefits Plan for Business! Chambers Plan is Canada’s leading group benefit plan for 1-50 employees.


Wednesday February 24, 2021 8:15pm - 9:15pm EST
Virtual
 
Thursday, February 25
 

7:00am EST

Breakfast Speaker- Lori Idlout
Join us for breakfast and to listen to Lori Idlout present about her work.
No cost for breakfast.

Speakers

Thursday February 25, 2021 7:00am - 8:30am EST
Aqsarniit Hotel

3:00pm EST

What can Google do for your business?
Join Pinnguaq and learn all about Google tools for business including claiming your listings, analytics, and other useful tools.

This session is limited to only 10 participants and you will need to bring your own laptop or tablet so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Speakers
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Pinnguaq

Pinnguaq


Thursday February 25, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Pinnguaq Office

6:00pm EST

Apprenticeship in Nunavut
Learn about the apprenticeship process from the employer's perspective and why you should consider hiring apprentices.

Watch online:
English:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week
Inuktitut:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week-inuktitut

Speakers
RC

Robert Clift

Government of Nunavut


Thursday February 25, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Virtual

7:00pm EST

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit & incorporating it into your business
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is all around us, learn how can we incorporate these culturally important principles into our day to day business.

Watch online:
English:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week
Inuktitut:
https://kastio.com/iqaluit-coc-3rd-annual-small-business-week-inuktitut

Thursday February 25, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Friday, February 26
 

12:00pm EST

Lunch - Combustion Performance
Hear form business owner Gabe Choquette on his expanded business and what makes it work for him.

Speakers

Friday February 26, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Legion -Pat's Lounge

7:00pm EST

Closing Event
Join us a we review the week and hear from our keynote speaker.

Friday February 26, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Aqsarniit Hotel