(Humaira Ahmed of Locelle / SOHO Summit Instagram)

If you’re one of the many Victorians who own, manage or even just work for a small business, there’s one annual event you won’t want to miss – the SOHO Summit.

Happening October 10th at Victoria’s Elements Casino, the Summit is a day-long learning experience packed with knowledgeable experts, round-table discussion and lots of community networking – with the people who know small business the best!

Approximately 200 business owners and employees from local companies that range from one to fifty people in size will attend SOHO, and the conference is a fit for new and established businesses, including the great vision entrepreneurs who are focused on significant growth.

Still on the fence?

Here are 5 reasons you should check out this year’s SOHO Summit in Victoria:

1. The impressive list of keynote speakers

From entrepreneurs like Jason Verner, a local magician – who’s even performing a magic show at the summit! – to names like Alexandra Dawes of CFO, Clemens Rettich of
Grant Thornton LLP
, and Humaira Ahmed of Locelle, there’s a wealth of talented speakers from all walks of life there to share information – and a little bit of something for everyone!

You can take a look at the full list of speakers for the day here.

2. You can get a free book!

Not only do you get $100 off the registration fee if you take advantage of the Summit’s Early Bird deal, you can receive a FREE copy of Hugh Culver’s “Hero Habits” if you do so!

Hugh Culver will also speaking at the Summit as one of the keynote speakers, and is a Canadian best selling author (Give Me a Break), ultra distance athlete, mountain climber, kayak competitor and co-created the world’s most expensive tour company (in Antarctica). He’s also one of only 40 Certified Professional Speakers in Canada!

3. Private consultations with expert advisors

One of the highlights included free with registration is one-on-one coaching from industry experts.

Whether you have a specific challenge you are facing in your business or something you’d like to understand better, this one-on-one time can be incredibly beneficial.

SOHO registrants can reserve a 15-minute time slot with their expert(s) of choice.

4. All of the networking opportunities

With the abundance of attendees, you’re bound to connect with other business professionals that share your vision, potential collaborators, and even entrepreneurs you’ve idolized in the past.

The top dogs of Victoria’s small business network will be attendance, providing a great opportunity to possibly build and expand your horizons.

5. Roundtable discussions

Roundtable discussions are lead by industry experts with years of experience in their various professions – touching on everything from millenials in business to powering your productivity, there’s a little bit of something for everyone!

Roundtable sessions all have a specific topic and are between 40-45 minutes in duration. Each table can accommodate up to nine participants on a first-come-first-served basis.

SOHO Summit

  • When: Thursday, October 10th – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Elements Casino, 1708 Island Hwy
  • Tickets: $147 for Early Bird registration for available online. $247 per person at the door