Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce offers free global market workshop for B.C. businesses

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      With numerous business owners figuring out ways to adapt to changes and disruptions brought on by the pandemic, one consideration or option has been looking into reaching new markets.

      For LGBT+ business owners in British Columbia who are looking to expand beyond Canada, there’s an upcoming free online session that addresses this particular topic.

      Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is offering a series of interactive online workshops for various regions across Canada that will help business owners re-evaluate managing and expanding international activities, learn how to navigate the global marketplace during the pandemic, discover how to secure remote sales, prepare to export services or products, and learn about finding government resources.

      The session for British Columbians is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on March 23.

      There are also national sessions in French (March 25) and in English (March 29), both from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT.

      Although the website states that the deadline for registration is March 1, the deadline has since been extended.

      The sessions are led by former MP and special advisor to the prime minister on LGBTQ2 issues Randy Boissonnault, who is now the president of Xennex Venture Catalysts, based in Edmonton.

      The CGLCC also has other upcoming events, including a Western Canadian pitch session (part of a 2021 pitch competition) on April 29. For more information about or to register for events, visit the CGLCC website.