Recently, Vikram Vij presented at Small Business BC’s Local Leader Series resulting in a sold out event filled with 200 people. Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, You Move Me and WOW 1DAY Painting is the latest speaker for Small Business BC’s Local Leaders series.
Frequently cited as one of Canada’s best employers to work for, Scudamore will share how to build a company culture around the right people. During his exclusive presentation, he will discuss the following topics in relation to Leadership, Culture and Growth Strategies for Driving Bottom Line Results, including:
- Articulating your vision and building a culture around the right people
- Making your first hire: Knowing how and when to grow from a one man band
- Working with contract freelancers for temporary and/or skill-specific projects
- The BBQ Test – How we select our leaders
- Selecting the right tools and tips for attraction, selection and retention
“It’s always been my goal to empower exceptional entrepreneurship. I want to share lessons I’ve learned along the way that will inspire other successful entrepreneurs to make a positive impact in their communities,” says Scudamore. “At Local Leaders, I hope to inspire others with my experiences and personal lessons.”
Between April and July, the series includes Vikram Vij, Owner of Vij’s, Rangoli and My Shanti (April 2); Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING (May 7); Andrew Shepherd, Founder of Vancouver Island Salt Co. (June 4); and Tina Lee, CEO, T & T Supermarket (July 16). These presenters will cover important focus areas for small business owners, such as overcoming adversity, HR practices, scaling-up for international trade and succession planning.
“Launching and growing a business takes a lot of hard work, a solid business plan and a strong community,” says George Hunter, CEO of Small Business BC. “We’re delighted to open our doors to help entrepreneurs learn from successful business owners and discover the tools and resources paramount to achieving long-term success.”
The public and small business community are encouraged to join Brian Scudamore for an evening of networking and interactive discussion, drinks and refreshments from SEVA Maple Water, Postmark Brewing, Black Kettle Brewing and Calliope Wine along with appetizers and cupcakes from ManCakes Bakery. More information on the Local Leaders series can be found at sbbc.co/2015LL.
Local Leaders with Brian Scudamore
When: Thursday, May 7
Where: Small Business BC – 54-601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
5:30 p.m. – Networking and Drinks Reception
6:30 p.m. – Guest Speaker – Brian Scudamore
7:05 p.m. – Interactive Q&A
7:15 p.m. – Networking
Tickets: $25 – Get your tickets now at smallbusinessbc.ca and get 30% off your ticket when you use the promo code VANCITYBUZZ.
About Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there’s a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking “How do I…?” Small Business BC is the one to call.
About Local Leaders
Local Leaders is a monthly mixer series hosted by Small Business BC, the Province of British Columbia and Yellow Pages, connecting small business owners with thought leaders and each other. This series fosters the growth and development of local businesses by giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to network with and gain inspiration from business leaders in the community. This series supports the goal of the Small Business Accord to help foster a progressive business culture and support current and future generations of small business owners across B.C.
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