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Monteregie Entrepreneur Support Network (ESN) Thursday February 28 th 2009 7-9 pm Chateauguay Chapter Suc cess.

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1 Monteregie Entrepreneur Support Network (ESN) Thursday February 28 th pm Chateauguay Chapter Suc cess

2 Entrepreneurs Networking Dictionary Definition of “Networking”… …an informal system whereby persons having common interests assist each other.

3 Introductions Resources and Services available to you… Centre Local de Développement Roussillon (CLD Roussillon). Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi (CJE) Centre D’aide aux entreprise (CAE) Nova Career Centre Chateauguay English Community Network (CECN) Community Learning Center (CLC)

4 How did the ESN originate? 2005, South West Quebec CEDEC began exploring how to promote entrepreneurship. 2006, Support Network idea discussed with partners. 2007, facilitated first ESN meeting in Ormstown. 2008, first meeting in Chateauguay held.

5 Haut Saint-Laurent Chapter 7 meetings have been held 2 electornic bulletins created Membership increased from 17 businesses to 30. Partnership developed with South West Business Newspaper Since launched in April 2007

6 Workshops held… - Time Management - Marketing - Website Design - Accounting/Bookkeeping - Community Learning Center Upcoming Workshops…. - Buying/selling on E bay or other - Display booths Haut Saint-Laurent Chapter

7 Ideas for future workshops Copyright Information Location of your business Quality systems Business plans Insurance Contracts Financing Partnership Agreements

8 Community Learning Center

9 What is Mentoring… Mentoring Testimonial Mentor: David Wright, Entrepreneur Consultant Mentee: Cathy Cyr- Dade, Cucine Catering

10 ESN Testimonial Rebecca Holzgang, Owner Holzgang Nature

11 Discussion Period in small groups What do you need in terms of support? How could you be helped? What type of activities would you like seen put in place? (support groups, theme nights) Are you interested in being part of a Network?

12 Next Steps… Membership form Survey Next meeting Thank you for joining us Have a great evening!


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