Date and Time
Thursday Feb 4, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MST
It’s been a tough year for entrepreneurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan with the economy taking a double hit from the COVID-19 pandemic and a sharp drop in energy prices. Many entrepreneurs are looking to get back on a growth track. In this session, the Business Development Bank (BDC) shares the results of a new survey on the best way to do just that. Discover the relationships between diversification, exposure to oil prices, growth, and innovation, as well as the effects of digitization on growth and resiliency during a pandemic.
Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday February 3rd @ 4:00pm
We will be using the Zoom meeting platform for the webinar. A link to join will be sent out to all registrants 12-24 hours prior to the webinar via email.
Speaker: Rob Lajoie, Vice President, Financing and Consulting Alberta North
Rob Lajoie has a passion for small business, with over 20 years in the Manitoba Financial Sector with past 17 with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. BDC supports entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from more than 115 business centres across Canada and online at bdc.ca. We’re committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs and have the tools and experience to help make it happen! We complement the role played by private-sector financial institutions and have been serving Canadian entrepreneurs since 1944.
In my current role as Vice President, Financing and Consulting, I lead our Sales and Relationship teams in Alberta North, 4 business centres in Edmonton, as well as offices in Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. The team is responsible to work with SMEs across the Province in helping understand their needs to grow their businesses through our Financing and consulting solutions. Graduate with B Com from Université de Moncton. Born and raised in Manitoba.