In the lead up to Small Business Month, Community Futures Fraser Fort George has launched a new contest for local area businesses.
The B2B Networking Challenge is a friendly competition that encourages local business operators to network in a new format.
Networking is critical for small business success, but it can be difficult to achieve. Business owners have busy schedules, and not everyone thrives in large social groups.
“We want to offer businesses the opportunity to network on their own time, on their own turf, and without all the crowds,” said Susan Stearns, general manager at Community Futures. “The B2B Networking Challenge will help business owners create new connections in the business community through a month-long, city-wide networking event for business operators and professionals.”
Starting November 1, registered challenge participants will be issued a networking passport with information about local businesses and the people who run them. Using the passport, they will have until November 30 to get out and make connections with other participants in the challenge. By collecting autographs in the passport, participants will have a chance to win great prizes and meet new members of the business community. All passports are due back at Community Futures Fraser Fort George by midnight on November 30 to determine prizewinners.
The cost to participant in the challenge is the donation of a small prize to help build the grand prize pool for the challenge. The deadline to register is October 20. For more information and to register visit the Community Futures website at cfdc.bc.ca or by phone at 250-562-9622 ex. 115