Community Futures Peace Country getting ready to celebrate next week

An organization that helps small businesses is getting ready to celebrate Small Business Week.

Small Business Week runs from next Monday until October 24 and it is meant to acknowledge the role local businesses play in the regional economy.

Community Futures Project Coordinator and Business Analyst, Sherry Crawford says our entrepreneurs drive the local economy.

“Especially in these tough times, we need to support our local businesses now more than ever,” says Crawford.

“I know people are tempted to purchase online and out of town but all our businesses are on board and being very adaptable to what’s going on so we need to support our local businesses and keep our economy going.”

Crawford says the organization used to have monthly lunch-and-learn sessions in its boardroom but that has changed thanks to the pandemic.

However, Community Futures is putting on a couple of webinars next week that is free for people to attend.

It is being put on in partnership with the Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce.

“Because of Small Business Week, we wanted to put something out there that was timely right now, and it’s all about creating really good video content for your social media accounts and websites,” explains Crawford.

“A lot of businesses are selling online so they need an online presence.”

The webinars will be hosted by an entrepreneur who says she specializes in working with video, and teaching others how to use it.

They will be from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM on Tuesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 22.

Community Futures Peace Country has been around since 1986 according to the organization’s website and receives its funding from the federal government’s, Western Economic Diversification Canada program.

It offers loons, as well as free coaching sessions for entrepreneurs as well.

Click here if you want to register for the webinars.

– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom

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