#SBSchat: Rural Business Development: How to Untap the Potential

Date(s) - 26/02/2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Necessity is the mother of invention and rural areas, which can often lack the same level of resources as urban centres, can be a hotbed of innovation.

On this month’s SBSchat we’ll be looking at what it means to operate a business in a rural setting and ways that rural businesses can capitalize on their surroundings.

Cost: FREE
Where: on Twitter under the hashtag #SBSchat
What is #SBSchat? Click here for a Twitter chat “How-to” guide

Q1 – What are some of the main challenges #rural #startups and businesses face as compared to their urban counterparts? #SBSchat  

Q2 – What are some of the opportunities a rural business can take advantage of? #SBSchat  

Q3 – Of the tools/resources you’ve used to grow your rural business what has and has not worked? Why? #SBSchat  

Q4 What is a “barn-raising mindset” and how important it is for the success of your business and the community in which you live? #SBSchat 

Q5 – How can a rural business expand their reach into other regions and/or markets? #SBSchat  

To showcase your business or expertise, why not be a guest on #SBSchat? Send an email to social@cedec.ca to let us know your area of expertise and topic suggestion. 

Q6 What are some of your proven, go-to marketing strategies for your rural business? #SBSchat 

Q7 – What are some ways #rural organizations, businesses and even clients can come together to make a better business environment? #SBSchat  

Q8 – Some research points to rural businesses being in a policy blind spot” with limited attention being given to policies & solutions that could increase innovation, the ability to secure business support & growth aspirations & performance. What do you think? #SBSchat  

Q9 – While this is a broad question that could probably have its own chat (!), what are some strategies that can help create sustainable rural businesses? Who should be involved? #SBSchat 

Q10 – Can you share any resources, organizations, podcasts, websites, etc. that cater to rural businesses? #SBSchat 

Q11 – Any other tips or advice before we sign off today? #SBSchat 

Would you like to highlight your business or your professional expertise? Sign up to be an expert guest on #SBSchat!

Network, learn, and promote your expertise by participating in as many of our Twitter chats as you’d like. Tell us about yourself: send an email to social@cedec.ca.

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